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
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
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
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?
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
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
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
And to ACPL also on Lot 59 – site of the Manukau Interchange
To Auckland Council Property Limited
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.