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Phil Twyford wants to 'streamline bureaucracy' after KiwiBuild target falls short

Streamlining bureaucracy and shortening timeframes is what Housing Minister Phil Twyford plans to do to keep KiwiBuild on track.

After promising 1000 KiwiBuild homes in July, the Government will now only deliver 300, but some property developers say it is a reflection on the industry. 

Ian Cassles told 1 NEWS the challenge was "changing something which is almost completely broken".

"All of the hurdles and problems associated with doing things differently take a long time to break down."

Matthew Horncastle said while there was plenty of opportunity, the risk is real. 

"We have a construction company almost every single day going broke and I don't think that's incompetence of our people. I think we have such a difficult construction sector."

KiwiBuild today sent emails to interested buyers to reassure them of progress. 

"If you talk to developers who are working with us right now they'll say that investing the capital up front, buying off the plans reduces the risk for them and shortens the time it takes to bearing a new development to market," Mr Twyford said. 

"We want to shorten the timeframe, streamline the bureaucracy, allow things to happen more quickly."

National's Simon Bridges said the test would be if KiwiBuild would be able to create the 300 predicted homes by July. 

Streamlining bureaucracy and shortening timeframes is what Housing Minister Phil Twyford plans to do to keep KiwiBuild on track.

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After promising 1000 KiwiBuild homes in July, the Government will now only deliver 300. Source: 1 NEWS