Mostly Brownfield developments too During the Unitary Plan debate of 2013-2016 it was noted housing builds were slowing down for that period of time. But as I also stated back … Continue reading Unitary Plan Does its job: Fostering Record Breaking Building Activity in Auckland
Does our Urban Development Minister understand the concepts of the Unitary Plan With the amount of hysterics over Capital Gains Tax happening at the moment a more critical announcement concerning … Continue reading Bye Bye Rural Urban Boundary and Hello Infrastructure Commission?
Councillor Sayers call for more sprawl defies what market is doing The latest housing figures are in from Auckland Council: Auckland Monthly Housing Update for January Auckland Council’s Research and … Continue reading Auckland Monthly Housing Update for January – 82% Consented as Brownfield (Intensification)
Information is of high public interest Update The Office of the Ombudsman has replied with the following: The NZTA CEO has been instructed to investigate the processes and reasons that … Continue reading UPDATES: Ombudsman Instructs NZTA CEO to Investigate. Inadequate Response from NZTA on City Centre to Mangere Light Rail sparks Ombudsman Complaint
Making People Come to You While Erasing Identity will never help people participate in Democracy A question? Is Auckland Council’s consultation processes for things like the Auckland Plan and Unitary … Continue reading White Noise in Auckland; how Auckland Council needs to be dynamic in reaching its citizens when talking Auckland Plan
Feature out in two weeks Whether it be how Auckland might look and move in 2038 (see: I have been writing again: Thoughts on Auckland in 2038) or how Southern Auckland … Continue reading The Case for Free Fares or Lower Fares on Auckland’s Transit Network?
Where will IKEA go? Okay the worst secret in history is out: IKEA is coming to Auckland AND Christchurch (as well as other locations). However, we do not know the … Continue reading IKEA Coming to New Zealand Although Looking at Three Year Wait for Store (let alone actual location)
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
Still most are Brownfield developments Housing continues to perform strongly on the back of news residential construction is finally matching population growth while slowly clearing out the 48,000 housing deficit. … Continue reading October 2018 sees Second Highest Consenting for New Housing, Over 10,000 Completed thus far in 2018
Something is smouldering but it has not set the smoke alarm off just yet It is a case of multiple but parallel threads all moving together before they start intertwining … Continue reading NZTA Have NOT Ruled Out Starting City Centre to Mangere Light Rail from Airport End First, Queen Street End won’t start until AFTER 2021