LGOIMA Requests Away with Auckland Council + Update in Manukau Sleepyhead Site

Official Information Act Requests away

I have three Local Government Official Information and Meeting Act requests away with Auckland Council, Auckland Council Property Limited, and Auckland Transport currently. They are all regarding Manukau City Centre and for two of them the Manukau Interchange/Lot 59.

As they are LGOIMA requests all correspondence is public record.

The LGOIMA to Auckland Council:

Release of the Manukau City Centre Domain Manual

Ben Ross made this Official Information Act request to Auckland Council

Currently waiting for a response from Auckland Council, they must respond promptly and normally no later than July 31, 2015 (details).

From: Ben Ross

July 04, 2015

Dear Auckland Council,

In 2008 Boffa Miskell was contracted to under take work for the
former Manukau City Council – now Auckland Council in regards to a
“manual” for Manukau City Centre.

The project was called the “Manukau City Centre Domain Manual” and
the project can be found here
http://www.boffamiskell.co.nz/project.ph…

Seeming it was a Public tendered document I am wondering of the
Auckland Council can please release the Manukau City Centre Domain
Manual into the public realm please.

My interest in the Manual lies in the fact that “The Public Domain
Manual will form the basis for assessing development proposals in
the city centre. It will also inform the future Unitary Plan in
conjunction with Precinct and Master Plans.” (last paragraph of the
linked page above).

As I have written a submission on the Unitary Plan the Public
Domain Manual would be used as reference material for any Hearings
related to Manukau City Centre.

Thank you for your cooperation

Ben Ross

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Link: https://fyi.org.nz/request/2908-release-of-the-manukau-city-centre-domain-manual

LGOIMA to Auckland Transport as it seems the designs for the Manukau Interchange have fallen off the trolley again

Release of Designs for the Manukau Interchange, or When They Will Be Released?

Ben Ross made this Official Information Act request to Auckland Transport

Currently waiting for a response from Auckland Transport, they must respond promptly and normally no later thanJuly 31, 2015 (details).

From: Ben Ross

July 04, 2015

Dear Auckland Transport,

With the South Auckland New Bus Network now about 12 months away
from coming on stream public updates on the tendering, construction
and opening of the Manukau Interchange seem to be on the light
side.

My questions to Auckland Transport are:

1) When will the final designed be released into the public domain

2) If finalised already can they be released into the public domain
please

3) If the designs are not completed why is there a delay when the
New Network is due to go live in about 12 months time

4) If there is such a delay what or who are causing the delays in
finalising the designs and subsequently the build and opening of
the Manukau Interchange

5) If the Manukau Interchange wont be open in time for the South
Auckland New Bus Network what contingencies will be in place for
the new bus routes that stop in Manukau City Centre.

I look forward to your reply

Yours faithfully,

Ben Ross

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Link: https://fyi.org.nz/request/2910-release-of-designs-for-the-manukau-interchange-or-when-they-will-be-released

And to ACPL also on Lot 59 – site of the Manukau Interchange

To Auckland Council Property Limited

RE: Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act Request on Lot 59 – Manukau City Centre
I am seeking information (via LGOMIA) around a set of questions related to the land at Lot 59 Manukau City Centre that ACPL holds on behalf of Auckland Council.
In 2014 ACPL sought and gained a directive from the Auckland Council Auckland Development Committee to allow the processes of selling the land at Lot 59 not being used by Auckland Transport for their Bus Interchange.
My questions to ACPL are the following:
1) The methodology to reach the conclusion of seeking the directive to sell the land at Lot 59 – Manukau City Centre given that the land sits on a Metropolitan Centre Zone in South Auckland
As part of that question did ACPL conduct any alternative analysis through not seeking the directive at the Auckland Development Committee but rather keep the land and partner up with developers to develop the site (effectively become a landlord)
2) If the land at Lot 59 is to be sold (disposed of) what is the likely time frame in doing so
3) If the land is to be sold will ACPL (or your successor Development Auckland) continued to be involved in any partnership with any private developer that might subsequent developed the sold land at Lot 59
4) If asked by Auckland Transport that AT needed more land at Lot 59 (which ACPL owns) to allow the delivery of an optimal Transport Interchange would ACPL gift or sell the extra land needed to Auckland Transport. If Not why not.
I look forward to your reply
With Regards

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No link for this one as it was handled by email.

Getting clarity is the reason why the above Information requests have been made. The issues around Manukau and the Interchange has been lingering too long and we need to get this put to bed, the site developed and more to the point JUST GET ON WITH IT!

Speaking of clarity I have been made aware the Sleepyhead development in southern Manukau is no longer going ahead. I am seeking more information from Auckland Council on what has happened here and this was heralded as a development for the South (see: South Auckland gets an early Christmas Present).

More as the information comes through.

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