Strongly suggest to Panuku to actually engage with the Communities – the true stake and shareholders
After reading the article that was Tweeted below I challenged Panuku Development Auckland on whether they were going to consult with the Community (the citizens) or not:
This was Panuku’s response:
I challenged Panuku straight away stating that:
@DevelopmentAKL forgive me if that is very unacceptable. As a citizen I strongly suggest using @AklCouncil Shape Auckland website to @AklCouncil get the communities (aka the CITIZENS) opinions on the matter given you will need them onside to succeed.
I was going to follow up on this but this has just come in:
Development opportunities for Henderson welcomed
Auckland Council’s Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse and fellow Waitakere councillor Linda Cooper have welcomed a commitment by Pānuku Development Auckland to unlock the potential of the Henderson town centre and provide opportunities for development.
The urban regeneration agency announced yesterday it has completed the initial assessment of urban locations where it will facilitate development, with Henderson earmarked alongside the Onehunga, Takapuna and Northcote town centres to be unlocked and opportunities created for future development.
“This is fantastic news for Henderson and the West,” says Ms Hulse. “This is what Pānuku Development Auckland has been put in place to do.
“Henderson is ripe for re-investment and the fact that it has been chosen is wonderful. Linda and I have worked really hard to make sure that Henderson isn’t forgotten by the new Council. It will redress the demographic balance to drive up residential growth in its heart and recharge this great little town.”
Ms Cooper agrees, and says unlocking the potential in Henderson will transform the city centre.
“Henderson has great bones and beautiful green open spaces. It is nestled between two beloved streams, has excellent community facilities, schools, a hospital and medical services all within walking distance.
“The town centre is close to the motorway network that links Westgate, Hobsonville and Albany and, once the Waterview Interchange is completed, it will be a quick trip to the Airport and Manukau,” says Ms Cooper.
“The fact that Henderson has also been purpose built on a significant transport hub, linking it to other metropolitan centres like New Lynn, Newmarket and the central city, adds to its potential.”
The pair say that this is Henderson’s chance to shine.
“We’re going to do everything we can to ensure we make the most of this wonderful opportunity, and we’re looking forward to seeing this transformation take shape in the coming years.”
I have already sent questions straight back to Council on (apart from Henderson) why Panuku has short listed Takapuna, Northcote and Onehunga given none of them scored above 60 in Panuku’s criteria as seen below:
More on the criteria here: I Will Be Watching The Auckland Development Closely in Regards to Development Auckland #AKLPols UPDATED
As I said I already have sent questions back to the Council on their logic and will post again on this matter once the answers have come in.