I looked at an affordable land and house package at Springbank Rise on the weekend. Then I decided I’d have another look to see if there is a chance that I could get a similar deal closer to where we live now.
I discovered that the government has a policy that states that 20% of all released blocks must be sold as “affordable housing” and that there is a plan to release more land in Watson in 2012-13.
So I called the LDA who told me that the land would be sold by auction as multi-unit sites and that they did not know what would be built on it (ie. units or townhouses).
And I couldn’t find anyone who could confirm this 20$ affordable houses policy and if that applies to all land released, so including this Watson release.
Does anyone know anything about this?
To clarify, I’m not talking about the first home buyer affordable housing (only available in Bonner at the moment). I’ve bought a house before but don’t own one now.