Connal Townsend

Housing crisis fast reaching point of no return

Mon 18 Jan 11

Home ownership fast reaching the point where people will never be able to afford it – Property Council.

WAREHOUSE HEAVEN: Rising rents and firming yields push industrial property up the ladder

Warehouses lead returns to dizzying heights

Fri 13 Nov

Commercial property returns across New Zealand’s listed sector are at their highest level since March 2008.

 
CONNAL TOWNSEND: Planning laws are conflicting

Defeating the maelstrom of urban planning rules

Fri 6 Nov

The Property Council says the country’s three most powerful planning laws have created a mosh pit of bureaucratic complexities, forcing the costs of land sky high.

 
Property Council chief executive Connal Townsend

Urban planning and environmental legislation needs splitting

Fri 6 Nov

The Property Council says the country needs separate legislation for protection of the natural environment and integrated urban planning that is focused on cities.

 

Property Council CEO Connal Townsend discusses splitting environmental legislation and urban planning on NBR Radio and on demand on MyNBR Radio.

Property Council New Zealand chief executive Connal Townsend

Property Council launches new residential chapter

Thu 8 Oct

The aim is to help residential investors navigate the red tape maze.

Property Council New Zealand chief executive Connal Townsend

Changes to earthquake strengthening law ignore 'black hole' expenditure

Tue 8 Sep 4

Property Council's Connal Townsend believes it’s wrong that building owners can’t treat strengthening costs as a cost of doing business.

 

Property Council CEO Connal Townsend talks about earthquake legislation on NBR Radio and on demand on MyNBR Radio.

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