Leading New Zealand’s approach to housing and urban development

30 August 2023: Our country is facing significant housing and urban development challenges. Good leadership of our housing and urban development system is important to address these underlying challenges.
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Read our short summary of why we did this work, what we found, and what needs to happen next.

Photo acknowledgement: iStock @ denizunlusu.

John Ryan

"The Ministry has largely set up the frameworks and governance arrangements to support its system leadership role. It now needs to focus on leading the delivery of its strategies and improving the system's performance."

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In this video, Senior Performance Auditor Charles Fitzgerald shares findings from our report.


What's in this report

We have made three recommendations for the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development.

There's a snapshot of who is involved at the different stages of housing and urban development.

In Part 1, we describe the challenges with housing and urban development that New Zealand facesthe housing and urban development system, the importance of system leadership, why we did this audit, what we looked at, and how we carried out our work.

In Part 2, we discuss how the Ministry sets the system's direction and plans to achieve its strategic outcomes.

In Part 3, we discuss how the Ministry uses its information and governance arrangements to monitor and oversee the system.

In Part 4, we describe how the Ministry is increasing its leadership capability.