Airport end and Airport to Botany still on track and in good hands With NZTA still engaging communications blackout on the now delayed City Centre to Mangere Light Rail project … Continue reading City Centre to Mangere Light Rail (City Centre to Onehunga section) Dead in the Water. Project Stalls
Mixed Use and Parks, LOTS of parks Late last year it was reported that Panuku were seeking development partners for various surface parking lots inside the #OurManukau Transform Area. These … Continue reading What to do with all this Blank Land inside #OurManukau
Briefings to Local Boards underway, next round of consultation soon 2019 means time for updates, starting with Airport to Botany Rapid Transit. With the Local Boards resuming their monthly business … Continue reading UPDATED: Airport to Botany (A2B) Rapid Transit Update: February 2019
When factoring in industry – it can be Sprawl, is it organic or forced by planning decisions? Is sprawl organic, that was the question asked last week by Planners in … Continue reading Is Urban Sprawl Organic?
Southern Auckland celebrates Waitangi Day From Auckland Council: All welcome! 2019 Waitangi Day celebrations include FREE introductory te reo Māori lessons at Waitangi ki Manukau Come along to Waitangi ki … Continue reading Te Reo Māori introductory lessons on offer for all visitors to Waitangi ki Manukau tomorrow
Housing Minister misses obvious solution I have a dream; of opening a wine and cheese room where you can relax contemplating the breeze or discussing matters of State in peace … Continue reading I Have A Dream; Where a KiwiBuild House is Built Ready to Go in Three Days
Councillor Sayers call for more sprawl defies what market is doing The latest housing figures are in from Auckland Council: Auckland Monthly Housing Update for January Auckland Council’s Research and … Continue reading Auckland Monthly Housing Update for January – 82% Consented as Brownfield (Intensification)
Lack of information sparks speculation Rather coincidentally as I was preparing my Ombudsman compliant (actually there is no such thing as coincidence) against NZTA’s refusal of my Official Information Act … Continue reading Treasury at Loggerheads with Transport Minister over City Centre to Mangere Light Rail Project. Opaqueness from NZTA does no favours
Information is of high public interest Update The Office of the Ombudsman has replied with the following: The NZTA CEO has been instructed to investigate the processes and reasons that … Continue reading UPDATES: Ombudsman Instructs NZTA CEO to Investigate. Inadequate Response from NZTA on City Centre to Mangere Light Rail sparks Ombudsman Complaint
2019 going to be a fun year Welcome back to another year with Talking Southern Auckland – your conversations on Southern Auckland Urban Geography and political matters. The Tuesday after … Continue reading 2019: An Election Year and the Year of Projects in the South. What might we face?