(双语)政府就不需许可的’granny flat’政策征求意见

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Deputy PM Winston Peters, who is standing in as Acting Prime Minister during Christopher Luxon’s trip to Japan. Photo: RNZ / Samuel Rillstone
题图:副总理温斯顿·彼得斯(Winston Peters)在克里斯托弗·卢克森(Christopher Luxon)访问日本期间担任代理总理。照片:RNZ / Samuel Rillstone

The government has announced consultation on a move that would force councils to allow buildings up to 60 square metres in certain areas, without requiring a consent.

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It sets out the policy as a way of making it “easier to build granny flats and increase the supply of affordable homes for all New Zealanders”.

NZ First leader and Acting Prime Minister Winston Peters announced the move alongside Housing and RMA Reform Minister Chris Bishop after the Monday Cabinet meeting.
新西兰优先党领袖兼代理总理温斯顿·彼得斯(Winston Peters)在周一的内阁会议后与住房和RMA改革部长克里斯·毕晓普(Chris Bishop)一起宣布了这一举措。

Prime Minister Christopher Luxon was overseas, headed to Japan for an official visit.
总理克里斯托弗·卢克森(Christopher Luxon)在海外前往日本进行正式访问。

The move follows a commitment in the National-NZ First coalition agreement, which requires the government to “amend the Building Act and the resource consent system to make it easier to build granny flats or other small structures up to 60 square metres, requiring only an engineer’s report”.
此举遵循了National-NZ First联盟协议中的承诺,该协议要求政府“修改《建筑法》和资源许可系统,以便更容易建造奶奶平房或其他不超过60平方米的小型结构,只需要工程师的报告”。

However, the discussion document released as part of the announcement makes clear the requirement for an engineer’s report was being abandoned, as it could mean additional costs and engineering services.

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“Instead, we are proposing that all work is conducted or supervised by competent professionals under current occupational licensing requirements to ensure all building work will meet the Building Code,” the documentation states.

Peters said the policy would “make it more affordable for families to live the way that suits them best”.

“High housing costs have a greater impact on Māori, Pasifika, and people with disabilities, as well as seniors – so unlocking the space in the backyards of family members opens the door to new ways of living,” he said.

“We know granny flats are a great option for seniors, but they’re also increasingly popular with other families such as those who want homes where their university-age children can live at home but maintain some privacy and independence, or families who want to provide extra support to a loved one.”

Bishop said many councils already allowed granny flats without requiring a resource consent.


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“But there’s a lack of consistency and different standards across the country. We’re proposing a National Environmental Standard (NES) to require all councils to permit a granny flat on sites in rural and residential zones without resource consent. An NES means changes can come into force quickly.”
“但全国各地缺乏一致性和不同的标准。我们提出了一项国家环境标准 (NES),要求所有议会允许在未经资源同意的情况下在农村和住宅区的土地上建造奶奶平房。NES 意味着更改可以快速生效。

It would apply in rural and residential zones, but the documents called for feedback on whether it should apply in other areas like mixed-use zones.

The changes would also need to be balanced against things like flood risk, so some district plan rules would still apply. As well as building size, other restrictions include percentage of a property able to be covered in buildings, and distance from a boundary.

Consultation is open from today, 17 June, until 5pm on 12 August. Final policy decisions will be made later in 2024, expected to be in place by mid-2025.
谘询期由今日(6月17日)至8月12日下午5时。最终政策决定将于 2024 年晚些时候做出,预计将于 2025 年年中执行。


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