Horowhenua Housing Pressure

April 13, 2018

The increasing popularity of places like Foxton is putting pressure on housing in
Horowhenua.

 

District Mayor Michael Feyen says the demographics of places like Foxton and Foxton Beach are changing, with more people moving in from around the region.

 

He says many are cashing up in Wellington and other centres, then moving to the
Horowhenua with a bit of disposable cash.

 

He says “It’s pretty hard to find a house at the moment” in Horowhenua.

 

Mayor Feyen says, while there are a number of housing developments underway or in the
pipeline, some are waiting for more certainty around infrastructure projects such as roads.

 

He says, there is some optimism with the Government evidently keen on pushing rail.

The population growth for the Horowhenua was about 2 percent last year, up from a 10-year average of 0.4 percent.

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