Nothing for our Major City I can understand this article entirely (Average family: ‘You get quite despondent even reading Budgets’) given Finance Minister did not exactly announce anything new … Continue reading #Budget2017 Lacks Vision for Auckland. So I Crunch Some Numbers
Government Tinkers While Auckland Burns Yesterday the Government decided to announce that it was going to build some homes to try to tackle the housing crisis. Here is the … Continue reading Government Announces Housing. Wait WHAT Housing?
National going urban? Underneath National’s Alfred Ngaro’s stupid comments threatening Non Government Organisations at the recent National Party Regional Convention in Auckland there were some surprises that had come out … Continue reading Metro Schools, Pukekohe Electrification, Airport Lines: What is National Doing?
The affordable housing Holy Grail How does one obtain affordable housing when Government’s own reports state that housing is out of reach for most of its population? Do we … Continue reading The Laws of Affordable Housing!
Government Misses the Boat Another article and another dim view on the Waterview Tunnel – the final piece in the Western Ring Route connection designed to bypass the City … Continue reading Waterview Tunnel Not Looking Very Well
Southern Airport Line just makes sense Before the Planning Committee started yesterday I was having a discussion with Orakei Ward Councillor Desley Simpson over what project should be next given … Continue reading The Southern Airport Line. Our Next Project After the City Rail Link
Galling or prudent? The announcement of $53m to be spent at the World Expo in 2020 managed to rile both sides of the political spectrum up one way or … Continue reading A Matter of Priorities: How Would You Spend $53m?
Was there, no longer is This post is more on a certain briefing of the Airport Line being previously made public via the Council’s Planning Committee Agenda that has … Continue reading Airport Line Briefing Notes Go For a Walk
Build enabling infrastructure The Government announced a $1 billion loan i that Councils nationwide could tap into to help accelerate infrastructure developments along so as to speed Greenfield housing supply … Continue reading What To Do With That $1 Billion Infrastructure ‘Grant?’
Housing NZ and Panuku missing from Taskforce Earlier today I had posted on the establishment of a housing task force by Mayor Phil Goff: Mayoral Taskforce to Look at Housing … Continue reading Mayoral Housing Taskforce Leaves Out Two Biggest Players