#AKLConversations on The Auckland Plan Refresh and Long Term Plan (Transport and Environment)

Insights into two large planning documents out for your say this month

 

The Auckland Plan is currently under going its mandatory refresh while the 2018-2028 Long Term Plan is about to hit consultation mode.

Bit lost in what all this means and especially means for you?

 

Auckland Conversations is running two events on the two of the larger debate points in both plans: Transport and the Environment.

 

You can either go to the events themselves or can watch the live streams via Auckland Conversations.

 

 

From Auckland Conversations on Transport:

10-year Budget and 30-year Auckland Plan: Transport

28 February 2018

Lower NZI, AOTEA Centre, Auckland city centre

The future of Auckland is in your hands

Join Auckland Conversations for two events on 28 February and 22 March when Auckland Council consults on the future of the city in its 10-year Budget and the 30-year Auckland Plan. We need to consider the long term challenges facing Auckland and the outcomes that we want to achieve.

The council is proposing a regional fuel tax to fund investment in Auckland’s transport network and decongest our city, while also considering small targeted rates to protect our environment, improving water quality in our streams, rivers and harbours, and protecting our native trees, birds and animals from disease and pests.

Are these the right priorities? Will they create a world class city?

The first of these events will focus on Transport – is a fuel tax the answer to Auckland’s transport challenge? Or is there another way? And does Auckland have its long-term transport plans right? 

Bernard Hickey, Managing Editor of Newsroom Pro and a Director of Newsroom NZ Ltd, will facilitate this event and will  be joined by Auckland Mayor Phil Goff and a panel of industry experts to discuss and debate Auckland’s transport challenges and the potential solutions available.

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Source: https://conversations.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/events/10-year-budget-and-30-year-auckland-plan-transport

 

That one should be very interesting to watch as we have the Mayor, a Board Member from Auckland Transport, an Executive Manager from Auckland Transport plus two lobby groups. Given the recent disaster over the Regional Land Transport Program and Patrick’s deep involvement in driving a more progressive transport front the debate should be at least very lively. See the link above for speaker bios’.

 

With the environment:

10-year Budget and 30-year Auckland Plan: Environment

22 March 2018

Viaduct Events Centre, 161 Halsey St, Auckland, 1010

The future of Auckland is in your hands

Join Auckland Conversations for two events on 28 February and 22 March when Auckland Council consults on the future of the city in its 10-year Budget and the 30-year Auckland Plan. We need to consider the long term challenges facing Auckland and the outcomes that we want to achieve.

The council is proposing a regional fuel tax to fund investment in Auckland’s transport network and decongest our city, while also considering small targeted rates to protect our environment, improving water quality in our streams, rivers and harbours, and protecting our native trees, birds and animals from disease and pests.

Are these the right priorities? Will they create a world class city?

The second of these events will focus on the Environment. Our harbours and streams are being polluted by overflows from ageing sewerage systems that can’t cope with heavy rainfall, while Kauri dieback disease is threatening one of our most iconic tree species.

The 10-year Budget proposes targeted rates to improve water quality and the environment, including tackling Kauri dieback disease.

Whose responsibility is it to protect our environment? Should declining water quality be accepted as a trade-off from growth and economic prosperity, and what priority should we put on environmental protection?

Bernard Hickey, Managing Editor of Newsroom Pro and a Director of Newsroom NZ Ltd, will be joined by industry experts to discuss the challenges facing our environment.

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Source: https://conversations.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/events/10-year-budget-and-30-year-auckland-plan-environment

 

As I noted earlier both events will be live streamed as well.

 

Consultation for both the Auckland Plan Refresh, and the Long Term Plan open at the end of the month.

 

 

 

 

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