Moving to the central city
Around 30 per cent of respondents said that they would consider moving to the central city. For those who would not consider moving, lifestyle factors were the primary reason given.
“I fully appreciate the advantages of living in the city and find it appealing. However, living on the Port Hills offers recreation and exercise and I ultimately prefer this.”
Housing in the Central City
Around a third of respondents agreed that there is a range of housing and well designed housing available in the central city, however around half disagreed that there was affordable housing.
“There needs to be less shoe boxes built and multi-dwelling apartments built. I’d love shops on the ground floor like cafes etc and then be living on the upper floors like wellington apartments.”
Terraced housing and low-rise apartment buildings are the preferred housing options for the central city. Almost 60 per cent of respondents would not consider living in medium-rise apartment buildings.
“I would live in an apartment block if it was well connected to public transport and had good shared utilities areas like a communal laundry, good storage for bikes and sports equipment, and was surrounded by green space.”