This article was originally published at NZ Inc. Infrastructure Minister Shane Jones was recently quoted (Newsroom, April 2020) that New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) will no longer be just managing … Continue reading Does a Department of Public Works have a place in the 21st century?
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?
Residential Boom continues From the Office of the Mayor Phil Goff: Consents hit record high in Auckland Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says Auckland Council is on a recruiting drive for … Continue reading Record Consenting Levels In Housing Continue, More Staff Being brought in
Too little being built near Rapid Transit Lines This came in last night from Auckland Council on how well (or not) our residential builds are doing: Auckland Monthly Housing Update … Continue reading March 2019 Housing Update. 28% of New Builds Near a Transit Line
Excellent presentation to Planning Committee On Tuesday the Planning Committee were to make a decision on how to continue to advance housing in Auckland. While the Councillors selected a sub … Continue reading Looking at Housings Differently. Council Gets a Ruler Across the Knuckles for being Slow in Housing
REPORTS, REPORTS, REPORTS! The Auckland Council Planning Committee chaired by Councillor Chris Darby meets today and as usual today’s agenda continues to be a meaty one with reports back on … Continue reading Planning Committee – March 2019. A Few Forests Cut Down for the Stack of Reports Due Back on Spatial Planning and #OurManukau
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
Housing Minister misses obvious solution I have a dream; of opening a wine and cheese room where you can relax contemplating the breeze or discussing matters of State in peace … Continue reading I Have A Dream; Where a KiwiBuild House is Built Ready to Go in Three Days
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)
The South is doing well yes – but lots of things to do Last Friday the NZ Herald ran their 28 page Project Auckland insert that looked at Auckland and … Continue reading #ProjectAuckland: How Does South Auckland Score? Also Homage to The Southern Initiative!