Housing – Decentralization

Decentralization of populations is more difficult today than it was 100 to 150 years ago where expectations for transport, communications and entertainment were far less demanding than they are today and yet this is a key to having more affordable housing for the population. To be successful decentralization must overcome the expectation hurdles of good transport, good communications, good entertainment, and meaningful and fulfilling work. There have been a number of attempts to decentralize and they have failed because the people did not find social fulfilment in the new locations that they were transferred to.

Policy:

  • To assist in getting more affordable housing decentralization will be encouraged.

  • Fast rail networks, including VFT services, need to be established to assist in maintaining decentralization over the longer term.

  • Hi speed internet to remote areas need to be of a high standard to assist in maintaining decentralization over the longer term.

  • Hi speed freight services to remote areas will need to be established to maintain decentralization over the longer term.

  • Air services for both passenger and freight will need to be upgraded to maintain decentralization over the long term.

  • Essential services of water and electricity must be secure in remote areas to maintain decentralization over the long term.

  • We are committed to decentralization to slow down the extremely high density population in our major cities.

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