No, I see just fine. 1000 houses, they are capable of a third of the market, so max 3K a year, over 10 years.
No you don't. You see your preconceptions. Let me take your hand and walk you through it.
He is talking about 3k this year, as an absolute minimum. It is just the start. This is the government's current goal. He then goes on to explain how this figure can be increased over successive years.
"Prefabrication, or offsite manufacture in various ways I have no doubt is going to grow," he said.
"A good example is ... elements of the building like roof trusses are often manufactured offsite, or prefabricated and moved onto site as opposed to the traditional way of building the trusses on site."
He said about a quarter of the commercial sector was talking about 3D printing and a quarter were talking about smart materials which would allow monitoring of the building throughout its life.
Those were very tranferrable to housing, particularly in high density such as apartments or medium density as was seen more and more in Auckland.
"There is some work to do. I am confident if we all have the same goal we will get there."
In other words, he is saying the government's target is achievable. You just don't want to see that.