#AucklandPlan2050 – Had My Say: In General Support But Plan Lacks Targets

Do not forget to have your say


After a month the Auckland Council Have Your Say on the Long Term Plan, and the Auckland Plan 2050 will draw to a close (on March 28). If you have not yet had your say you can do so here: Have your say on Auckland’s future.


I have filed my feedback to the Long Term Plan 2018-2028 on the basic following:

  1. Yes to the Petrol Tax but also support for Value Capture Taxes
  2. No to both Environmental levies as they should be included in the General Rates and allocated out that way via the Long Term Plan and yearly Annual Plans
  3. All Rates Rises should be 3.5% through this iteration of the Long Term Plan
  4. Support for the Otara-Papatoetoe Local Board top five projects especially the Southern Airport Line
  5. Partial Support for the Papakura Local Board top five projects given they have talked about it for years and nothing has happened


Auckland Plan 2050 was a little more substantive especially around the Development Strategy.

You can read the feedback below:


Auckland Plan 2050 Feedback


The basic premise was general support for the Development Strategy apart from:

  1. Lack of clear targets and Key Performance Indicators as seen in the Auckland Plan 2012
  2. No mention of the 60:40 Brownfield/Greenfield development ratios
  3. Housing yield down-scaled from 422,000 under the Unitary Plan to 340,000 in the Auckland Plan 2050
  4. Differences in the timeline of the Strategic Transit Network


Public transport RTN Proposal AP2050
Source: Auckland Plan


Comments were also made about the Nodes and being in general support of the nodes.


More extensive reading on the Auckland Plan or material related to it can be read from the following links:

Redesigning the Transit Network #CitiesSkylines Style. Lessons for Auckland

The Southern Airport Line and Transit Orientated Developments. Rethinking Transit and Developments in Auckland

UK Looks at Lite Light Rail. Could It Have Applications for Auckland?

Autonomous Vehicles, Transit, The City and Urban Geography. An Urban Geographer’s Look

Rapid Regional Rail and the Southern Airport Line

The Southern Airport Line – More than a Light Rail Line – A Community and City Builder Too!

Manukau Bus Station Build Nears Completion. Open Date Set for April. Bike facilities Poor

Urban Geography 201: Building Transit Right First Time – Everytime. Lessons from Strong Towns

#AucklandPlan2050 – Transport: Linking Auckland In and Out

National Policy Statement on Urban Development MK2: Transit Orientated Developments Present Opportunity

#AucklandPlan2050 – The Return of the Super Metropolitan Centre with the Nodes


Access to jobs by transit
Auckland Plan 2050
Source Auckland Council


Looking forward to what comes out in the final iteration of the Auckland Plan.