What will we invest it on? From the Office of the Mayor Phil Goff AKL Mayor’s 10 Year Budget boosts infrastructure spending to deliver world class Auckland Increasing infrastructure … Continue reading Mayor Goff Introduces First 10-Year Budget Proposal (The 2018-2028 Long Term Plan). New Targeted Rates Likely
Doing the business Given there seems to be a bit of chatter around ATEED’s expenses (again) and now one on staff travel (I am neutral on this providing a … Continue reading Council Continues to Streamline Procuement in Benefit of Auckland
Council in good finance shape Note: OPEX means operating expenditure – your bread and butter stuff running a Council, CAPEX is Capital Expenditure – investment into things most often … Continue reading Auckland Council Posts $340m OPEX Surplus
Waiting on actual leadership with the Long Term Plan A Long Term Plan is a 10 year budget documents that indicate revenue and expenditure guides for Councils as required … Continue reading Goff Stating the Obvious with the Long Term Plan. Action Needed!
Lessons from 2014 and 2015 still not being learnt Yes I penned together an opinion piece for the Auckland community papers (Western Leader, Manukau Courier etc) on why the … Continue reading Housing, Jobs, Special Housing Areas, Infrastructure and Dumb Planning. A Redux!
Budget and ATEED Tax Passes From the Office of Mayor Phil Goff Mayor welcomes adoption of annual budget Auckland Council’s Governing Body today voted to formally adopt Mayor Phil … Continue reading Annual Plan (Budget) Ratified by Auckland Council
Joyce’s 1960’s mindset harming Northland, Auckland, Waikato and Tauranga I see Finance Minister Steven Joyce is continuing his appalling obstructionist attitude since he was a Transport Minister towards the … Continue reading Finance Minister’s Appalling Obstructionist Attitude Continues to Hamper Upper North Island
Government and Council set Terms of Reference After Mayor Phil Goff let the cat out of the bag (see: Road Pricing for Auckland On The Way) the Government today released the … Continue reading Auckland Road Pricing to be Studied
Annual Plan passed Yesterday the Finance and Performance Committee and later the Governing Body of Auckland Council confirmed the Annual Plan 2017/2018. The Annual Plan is the yearly Budget … Continue reading 2.5% Rates Rise, Living Wage, ATEED Tax Confirmed. Extra $200m for Infrastructure
Long Term Plan and Auckland Transport Alignment Project out of date As I went cruising through the Annual Plan documentation (see: Council to Vote on Annual Plan (Council Budget) Thursday) I … Continue reading Auckland Growth Trajectories Have Exceeded All Planning Documents. Crunch Time for Authorities