The Productivity Commission's final report into housing affordability looks familiar to the draft, although there is some increased emphasis on some areas, Commission chair Murray Sherwin says.
The Commission on Friday handed its final report to Finance Minister Bill English, who is expected to publicly release it by tabling it in Parliament sometime within the next week or two.
It received about 80 submissions on its draft report so there had been some re-working of recommendations, Sherwin told interest.co.nz.
“It will look very familiar. There are certainly changes and extended analysis in some areas, but it will look very familiar,” Sherwin said.
There were no big turn-arounds in what the Commission highlighted in its draft report, although there was increased emphasis in some areas detailing what contributed to worsening housing affordability in New Zealand.
In its draft report released in December last year, the Commission flagged tight land supply, a slow consenting process, and poor productivity in the construction sector as contributing to unaffordable housing much more than New Zealand's tax structure.