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Debunking Unitary Plan Myths – Again

It pays to check and ask if you are not sure   It seems that despite the ongoing information campaigns we still have a few myths floating around the Unitary Plan. I already myth-busted some (in-part) recently in my High Rises are NOT Heading for the Burbs which attracted attention and even praise from the Council. However, I…

Continued Efficiency Savings at the Council

More Efficiency Savings   From Auckland Council: Amalgamation benefits boost council savings   Improved economies of scale from the amalgamation of the eight local authorities have helped Auckland Council maintain services at reduced cost, says a council report on efficiency savings. Average rates increases have reduced year on year from previously anticipated rises while capital…

Future Uncertain for Civic Building

Shall it stay or shall it go?   Questions are being asked on what to do with the Auckland Council Civic Building that currently houses the Councillors, the Deputy Mayor, and support infrastructure (including staff) before they all move to the new complex at the old ASB Tower at 135 Albert Street. From Auckland Council:…

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City Rail Link Designation Confirmed

Commissioners have confirmed CRL Designation     From Auckland Transport: Big step for Auckland’s City Rail Link 14/04/2014 10:41:53 p.m. The City Rail Link (CRL) has reached a major milestone with Auckland Transport accepting a recommendation by planning commissioners to confirm the land requirements for the CRL. Auckland Transport’s chief executive David Warburton says the…