Auckland Burns while Finance Minister Fiddles Airport Lines, not being stuck on the Southern Motorway day in day out, bus lanes that spanned City wide. You would think this … Continue reading The Airport Line? Where Is It? Finance Minister Continues Anti-Auckland Agenda
Planning properly with hospitality precincts Couple arrive at restaurant Who is driving? I am Orange Juice for you Patronage time: one hour Couple arrive at party Who is driving? … Continue reading Parking and Other Transport Modes: Perceptions between Patron and Owner Differ
Galling or prudent? The announcement of $53m to be spent at the World Expo in 2020 managed to rile both sides of the political spectrum up one way or … Continue reading A Matter of Priorities: How Would You Spend $53m?
A collection of Urban Geography stories on the growth and its pressures on Southern Auckland Introducing the second Omnibus collection of stories from Talking Southern Auckland: The Southern Auckland … Continue reading The Southern Auckland Development and Its Pressures Omnibus
Ex Finance Minister amongst new Directors to Auckland Transport Three new directors appointed to Auckland Transport board Former Finance Minister Sir Michael Cullen, Mary-Jane Daly and Kylie Clegg have … Continue reading Three New Auckland Transport Directors + New Co-Option Appointed
Rail popularity continues to run away It is always a good news story to see rail patronage grow at the rates it has been since the electric trains went … Continue reading The Case for More Trains and Another Train Depot
Land shortage could force release of more land When vacant land for industrial development is as low as it is in Auckland (2.1%) you could surmise two things: Auckland … Continue reading Industry: It Doesnt Cut Ribbons But It is Crucial to the Economy
Omnibus updated With the Transform Manukau Framework Plan now out I have updated the Omnibus to reflect the changes. Also included is a supplementary post on the pressures the … Continue reading #TransformManukau Omnibus 2017. Framework Plan Included
Pressures in Southern Auckland require some more unique thinking [Republishing this after it gotten lost with Cyclone Cook] From 2013-2016 when the Unitary Plan was being created I floated … Continue reading Growth Pressures in Southern Auckland: Is/Should the Super Metropolitan Centre to Make a Comeback?
Record breaking amount of submitters A record number of submissions were received for the 2017/2018 Annual Plan (~8,500) with the demographic and Local Board area split pretty much even. … Continue reading Annual Plan 16/17 Feedback In: 66% of Submitters Want Accommodation Levy (Bed Tax)