Council Fails South Auckland – Again

Area Plan Watered Down to Platitudes in Regards to Manukau City Centre

 

Today the Auckland Development Committee will be looking at the adoption of the final version of the Otara-Papatoetoe Area Plan which includes a “plan” for urban renewal in Manukau City Centre.

This podcast illustrates why the Committee should REJECT the Plan today and shelve it until September next year when the new Development Auckland CCO comes on stream. The podcast also calls Council out on their shortcomings for allowing the selling of Lot 59 land in Manukau which is where a Transit Orientated Development would have occurred to kick-start the urban renewal in Manukau City Centre as per Key Move 3 in the Area Plan. The walk through of a TOD alternative can be seen here: Walk Through: Manukau Interchange – An Alternative

The podcast on why the Auckland Development Committee should reject the Area Plan today:

 

Reference Material

 

The Draft Area Plan that went for “consultation” – Manukau City Centre Section – Key Move 3

 

The final version of the Area Plan to be adopted today – Manukau City Centre Section – Key Move 3

 

My Submission to the Area Plan

 

AT’s Preferred Master Plan for Lot 59 if it were to proceed as a Transit Orientated Development

 

Manukau Bus Interchange
Manukau Bus Interchange

 

What Council agreed to sell on Lot 59 (in yellow)

Lot 59 Sections for potential sale (yellow), with current AT bus interchange foot print in blue Source: Auckland Council
Lot 59 Sections for potential sale (yellow), with current AT bus interchange foot print in blue
Source: Auckland Council

 

My Alternative TOD for Lot 59

Manukau Transport Interchange Development Alternative
Manukau Transport Interchange Development Alternative