Housing Accord - Hamilton City Council

Brian Croad made this Official Information request to Minister for Building and Housing

Response to this request is long overdue. By law Minister for Building and Housing should have responded by now (details and exceptions). The requester can complain to the Ombudsman.

From: Brian Croad


Dear Minister for Building and Housing,

An Order in Council has been made to include Hamilton City Council in Schedule 1 to the Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Act 2013 effective from 8th January 2015.

Section 9(2) of the Act requires the Minister to be satisfied that Hamilton city is experiencing significant housing supply and affordability issues. S9(3) of the Act sets out the matters the Minister must and may have regard to.

Please provide copies of all reports the Minister had regard to and/or took into account in satisfying himself that S9 of the Act had been met.

Yours faithfully,

Brian Croad
General Manager | City Environments Group
Hamilton City Council

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From: N Smith

On behalf of the Hon Dr Nick Smith, thank you for your email. Our office
receives hundreds of emails each week on Environment, Building and Housing
and Nelson issues.


We do our best to give each the attention they deserve.


Your email will be considered by the Minister and a response sent as soon
as possible.


Kind regards


Office of Hon Dr Nick Smith


Hon Dr Nick Smith

MP for Nelson

Minister for the Environment

Minister for Building and Housing



Private Bag 18041 | Parliament Buildings | Wellington 6160 | New Zealand




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From: Charlotte Kirby Thomson

Dear Mr Croad,


Thank you for your Official Information Act request to Hon Dr Nick Smith,
Minister for Building and Housing, below.  Your request has been placed
before the Minister for his consideration.  You may expect a response to
your request within 20 working days.


For your information, the definition of “working day” under the Official
Information Act does not include weekends, a number of public holidays and
“a day in the period commencing with 25 December in any year and ending
with 15 January in the following year.”


Kind regards,


Charlotte Kirby Thomson

Private Secretary (Building and Housing)


Office of the Hon Dr Nick Smith, Minister for Building and Housing

Ph: 04 817 9095 or 027 706 5740|
[email address]

Suite 5.3L, Executive Wing, Parliament Buildings, Wellington
| [1]www.beehive.govt.nz


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From: Brian Croad

Dear Charlotte Kirby Thomson,

Thank you for your email reply received on 29 January 2015.

I am happy for you to close this request off now and mark it complete.

Yours sincerely,

Brian Croad

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