Now for some legislation I have believed that we need a Planning Ministry that oversees both Planning and urban development in New Zealand. The Australian State Governments have their … Continue reading Housing and Urban Development Minister Twyford’s Urban Development Super Ministry Draws Closer
A breakdown of the ATAP and a look into the RLTP due to start submissions On Thursday I had the privilege of being alongside others including Greater Auckland and … Continue reading Breaking Down the #ATAP and What it Means for Southern Auckland. A Prelude to the Upcoming RLTP
Southern Auckland big winner in getting Auckland moving Today’s a big milestone on the road to getting Auckland a modern transport system. Thank you to all those who … Continue reading #ATAP Is A Go and South Auckland Picks Up Major Wins with the Government and Council Announcement
Looking at inter-regional spatial planning Somewhat interestingly a job advertisement from a Government agency (okay it was NZTA) had me revisiting a previous post I wrote last year on … Continue reading Urban Geography: The Ultimate Expression in Inter Regional Spatial Planning, Developments and Behaviours
Something needs to be done The question is not Auckland’s “poor” be stung by the fuel taxes, it is the poor being stung by sitting in worsening traffic (burning … Continue reading Fuel Taxes: Tax On the “Poor” or Investing in Our Lower Socio-Economic Groups on Equity Grounds?
First two major transit projects post City Rail Link a GO! Well this was one way to start an Easter Sunday morning: We are working on it right now. … Continue reading Regional Rapid Rail and The Southern Airport Line a (virtual) GO!
Reach for the sky! So we have the Auckland Spatial Plan and the Auckland Unitary Plan that (or should) dictates that we need capacity for 422,000 new homes for … Continue reading National Policy Statement on Urban Development MK2: Transit Orientated Developments Present Opportunity
Best we have towards a full blown Planning Ministry It has been known before and post election that the (current) Minister of Transport, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Phil … Continue reading My Ideal central Urban Development Authority
Must be smarter as traditional methods are failing us As Auckland continues to boom the City is continuing to fail to keep up with the housing demand needed by … Continue reading Prefab Housing and Automation Key to Building Housing in Auckland
Finance and Transport Ministers float equitable fund-raising scheme for projects like the Airport Lines We all know Auckland has a large transport infrastructure deficit and we equally know those … Continue reading Value Capture Taxes: An International Best Practice to Fund Transit Infrastructure