Business North Dec / Jan 2022

20 | to page 23 Barrett Homes Collaboration key to ‘right outcomes’ Karen Phelps DEVELOPMENT The superior sca olding service in the Bay of Plenty THE NO.1 CHOICE FOR residential and light commercial sca olding 77B Paraone Koikoi Drive Tauriko, Tauranga 3110 07 571 3046 | Email info@sca Sca olding • Edge Protection • Safety nets • Site fencing • Mobile sca olds Our industry-leading systems can increase your work e iciency and help reduce total job cost. Most importantly your site safety is assured with all of our systems. Call us, your expert sca olding supplier, today to get started or to discuss your specific requirements! • Industrial Sites • House Sites • Hole Drilling • Drainage • Retaining Walls We do all jobs, big and small Proud to service the Bay of Plenty CMT are based in Papamoa (Tauranga) and we mainly service the greater Bay of Plenty region but we are happy to provide a price for jobs further a ield. Modern gear All our machines and trucks are late models and are looked after to a high standard. We have gear like box graders and lasers to ensure we are accurate and e icient on your job. High Quality Site Management CMT can manage a project from start to inish, any job big or small. We have some highly quali ied supervisors and managers in our team and we ensure every project is completed to the highest standard. 0800 218 085 o • Landscaping • Driveways • Site Clearing • Truck Hire • Transportation Good relationships and communication are two of the keys to getting the housing market working more effectively when it comes to new developments, says managing director of Barrett Homes Mike Bryant and company general manager Phil. “We’re all trying to achieve the same things so it’s about working together and problem-solving to get the right outcomes, reducing costs and speeding up the development process,” says Mike. Both agree there are many hurdles to overcome: councils not being able to afford to pay for the infrastructure and services required to zone land more quickly and Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency facing similar issues. Mike cites examples of developers having to pay for things like roundabouts because Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency couldn’t afford them, which then had the flow-on effect of pushing up the cost of housing for purchasers. Both say a lot of problems boil down to the need for better coordination and communication along with streamlining existing processes: “Every council has different rules,” says Phil, “and some councils do things better than others. So by communicating better there is an opportunity to learn and create better outcomes for all.” “There needs to be simplification in terms of paperwork,” adds Phil. “Smarter documentation processes is one area that would really help streamline the whole process.” Both think the recently proposed changes to the Resource Management Act could help but without tackling the wider issues, any benefit would be limited.