Month: February 2016

Council Votes to Withdraw Its #UnitaryPlan Evidence. Call For Commissioners

Call for Commissioners

It is with sad news that I report that the Council has voted 13-8 to withdraw its evidence from the Unitary Plan Rezoning Hearings. As a consequence Council is no longer represented at the Hearings and the submitters are now left stuck given we have already written our evidence for or against Councils.


As a result the Governing Body is now deemed impotent and the threat of inaction to get on top of the housing crisis looms large.


It is now a case of WHEN not if the Government will install Commissioners to replace the Governing Body in reaction to protect the economy from the housing shortfall in Auckland. A shortfall that the Reserve Bank has banged on about for a while and the Finance Minister very well knows about.


We await on the next move by the Government.