Nick Smith’s Warning on Revoking Special Housing Areas #AKLPols

Basically “NO”

On Thursday the Governing Body of Auckland Council will consider a Notice of Motion to revoke a Special Housing Area (SHA) in Mangere (Notice of Motion to Revoke Previous Resolution).

However, to  revoke such an SHA can be only done by the Minister of Housing according to this letter from Dr Nick Smith:

I don’t quite think the South Auckland Councillors and their community (as well as Councillor Casey) are going to take “no” for an answer from the Minister on this. And yes this is the same Minister who thought it would be a good idea to build houses on land that does not belong to the Crown either.

I will be watching the Live Stream of the Governing Body on Thursday. Needless to say it should be a live wire with a packed gallery for good measure.