$90m committed, $50m in the ‘bank’ With the Lock down continuing I am managing to catch up with my backlog of Local Government Information and Meets Act requests in between … Continue reading #ourmanukau Proceeds set for Our Manukau Transform work.
Plan Now or Face Deep Recession/Depression This is about the Post Pandemic Recovery and how to make best use of it. This is not about the current Pandemic situation in … Continue reading Preparing South Auckland for the Post Pandemic Recovery
Formalisation of cycle lanes, new pedestrian crossing and bus lanes on the way Local Advocacy to get small “quick win” projects in to improve an area does work, with a … Continue reading Local Advocacy for #ourmanukau works – with some patience added in
I’ll start one Last Thursday finally put to bed what had become a very myopic debate on relocating Port of Auckland to Northport in Whangarei some 170km to the north. … Continue reading The Port Relocation Saga – Where are the Spatial Plans?
Twitch and Podcasts After initial positive feedback with both the Twitch streams and podcasts using Cities Skylines as the main communication tool I am going to separate the two out … Continue reading Ben’s Urban Geographies: I will be Podcasting all things #UrbanGeography from 2020
New Zealand struggling with housing and infrastructure Recently an article in the NZ Herald illustrated that our population planning projections are out by 30 years. That is New Zealand was … Continue reading New Zealand Population Projections 30 Years Off Course – How Did the Institutes Miss This and what have the consequences been?
Consequences on behaviour and culture that will be with us for decades to come I saw this tweet from Paerata (about 15 minutes south of me here in Papakura) and … Continue reading Urban Development in Southern Auckland (Paerata) Demonstration of Infrastructure Deficit Model
The drive towards a 24/7 Economy Earlier in the week I was reading articles on how Parramatta was proceeding full speed in becoming Sydney’s second City Centre with a $A5.5 … Continue reading A Little City Centre That Could. Is #ourmanukau the next Parramatta?
NO MORE ADDITIONAL PARKING ON LAMBIE DRIVE Yesterday both NZTA and Auckland Transport released the much anticipated second round of consultation of both the Southwest Gateway and Airport to Botany … Continue reading Airport to Botany and Southwest Gateway Submission Guide
Connecting Auckland to the Airport and allowing cross town transit draws closer with Airport to Botany Stage 2 Trust the news to arrive while I was (ironically) in Manukau on … Continue reading Airport to Botany Rapid Transit Stage 2 Out for Consultation. HAVE YOUR SAY By December 8