The Productivity Commission will undertake an inquiry into how the state sector can effectively measure & improve productivity in core public services, with a final report scheduled for August 2018.
The Productivity Commission said today it had taken a “first principles” approach to planning in its investigation of urban planning and what it might be. The commission issued its final report, Better urban planning, this morning.
How many people will migrate to New Zealand this year, and over the next 5 years? Nobody knows.
The bluntest finding in the Productivity Commission’s draft report out last Friday, Better urban planning, is this: The planning system shows considerable evidence of unnecessary, excessive & poorly targeted land use regulations.
While Deputy Prime Minister & Finance Minister Bill English was congratulating the Productivity Commission on thinking just like him, the commission found the Government was a culprit – through inadequate legislation – in the failure to provide adequate infrastructure for growth.
The Government confirmed yesterday it was already implementing most of the recommendations in the Productivity Commission’s inquiry, Using land for housing.