Adopting public sector ideas to make next year a productive one It is coming to that time of year where New Years Resolutions like going to the gym or eating … Continue reading #SummerSeries 18/19: New Resolutions or rather do an Annual Plan
Holiday Time! It is that time of year where I reflect back on the year it was (a very busy year with a late flurry of activity in the last … Continue reading #SummerSeries 18/19
Swedish Flatpacker confirms exploring New Zealand opportunities In 2016 I wrote this: IKEA Finally on the Way?. Two and a half years later it seems that question has been answered: IKEA … Continue reading IKEA: Finally, On Its Way
Trial benefits few, set up for failure I was umming and ooo-ing on whether to comment on the Hamilton to Papakura passenger rail service trial that was announced today. Given … Continue reading Hamilton to Papakura Passenger Rail an Example of Minister Twyford (and NZTA) Not Following His Own Advice: DO IT RIGHT FIRST TIME EVERY TIME
Next stage of public consultation is next year Last week Auckland Transport released the feedback report from 237 submitters who submitted to the Papakura Safer Communities program from earlier this … Continue reading Papakura Safer Communities Feedback Report from Auckland Transport
The South is doing well yes – but lots of things to do Last Friday the NZ Herald ran their 28 page Project Auckland insert that looked at Auckland and … Continue reading #ProjectAuckland: How Does South Auckland Score? Also Homage to The Southern Initiative!
Council Annual Budget due for consultation in February That time of year again when Auckland Council goes about setting its Annual Plan aka the Budget for the next cycle. From … Continue reading Annual Plan 2019/2020 Set For Consultation. $2.5b Capital Expenditure including $1.2b on Transport
10% of our roads will be up for speed limit reviews Auckland Transport was never the fastest organisation to even react to what goes on around it. With serious and … Continue reading Auckland Transport Proceeds at Glacial Pace in Lowering Urban and Rural Speed-limits (and subsequent carnage)
Finding the methodology in NZTA’s decision making process Ever since it was reported in the Planning Committee of Auckland Council last month that the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) were … Continue reading Information Act Request to NZTA on City Centre to Mangere Light Rail Project. Which Way Will They Start?
Town half the size of Southern Auckland has functioning viable Light Rail I saw the following Tweet come up on my feed over the weekend and thought if they can … Continue reading If Newcastle can have Light Rail then there is No Excuses for Southern Auckland NOT to Have Light Rail by 2028