Strong growth From Auckland Council: Results show strong growth in Auckland Auckland Council has today released Group results for the six months ended 31 December 2015. The Group achieved … Continue reading Council Figures Six Months to December 2015 #AKLPols
Entrenchment cost the Council The vote last Wednesday with the Unitary Plan had exposed some fatal flaws in how the Council approached the rezoning of the residential areas. The … Continue reading #UnitaryPlan Vote Fallout: What Went Wrong. Also those Opportunities Presented
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Council attention should turn back to the Metros After listening to the Radio NZ interview below and reading Locking up the isthmus: a catastrophic strategy attention has turned back to both … Continue reading Focus Returns to the Metropolitan Centres And Transport Corridors After #UnitaryPlan Vote
Consequences continue to the Unitary Plan vote on Wednesday Fallout continues to be measured from Wednesday’s anti-democratic vote that removed Council from the rezoning topic of the Unitary Plan … Continue reading English Signals More Intervention of Housing in Auckland #UnitaryPlan
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So who has been showing up and who has not It was raised at the Governing Body yesterday that Councillor attendance to Committees and workshops in regards to the Unitary Plan … Continue reading Time to Check for Councillor Attendance to Committees and Workshops #AKLPols
Government reaction swift and unforgiving The fallout to the 13-8 vote in removing Council’s Primary Evidence from the Rezoning topic of the Unitary Plan Hearings is still being worked … Continue reading Fall Out to Yesterday’s Anti-Democratic #UnitaryPlan Vote
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.