Panuku and Auckland Transport (finally) start seeing the merits of Transit Orientated Developments This one is a bit of a mixed bag: that is Auckland Transport finally realises that rail … Continue reading Apartments Over Papakura Station? Panuku thinks so!
But as said, Punters Hungry for Action! The launch of the Minister of Transport, Housing and Urban Development THUD) (Phil Twyford) Housing and Urban Development Ministry (HUD) earlier this week … Continue reading Housing and Urban Development Department Launches
Solid Q+A from the Committee and the Independent Maori Statutory Board! Yesterday I have my presentation to the Auckland Council Planning Committee on Housing Typology, and affordable housing. The presentation … Continue reading Affordable Housing – A Presentation on Typology and How We Can Not Forget Transport in the Affordability Equation
A Presentation to the Auckland Council Planning Committee Last week there were comments made to the Governing Body of Auckland Council that the 30:30:30 (public, social, private) mixed housing model … Continue reading Heterogeneous (Mixed) Housing/Zoning (Pepper Potting) vs Homogeneous Housing/Zoning Typology A Geography Recount on Housing History in the 20th and 21st Century
When is the sod turning for North West Light Rail? On Friday I had the privilege of joining Mayor Phil Goff, Transport, Housing and Urban Development Phil Twyford, and Waitakere … Continue reading Infrastructure Loan Enables Development in Auckland’s north-west
Moves to Streamline Building Consenting After a royal screw up by Council resource Consenting, the Auckland Design Office and Auckland Transport with Dominion Road (see: This ludicrous Dominion Road decision is … Continue reading Council Consenting Processes Questioned and Reviewed. Will Anything Happen?
Twyford knuckles down on the Urban Growth Agenda Last week the Minister of Transport, Housing and Urban Development (THUD) Phil Tywford held a large get together to launch the … Continue reading Here Comes the Planning Ministry: Twyford to Introduce Sweeping Changes to Planning and City Building
Update on housing This came in from the Chief Economist of Auckland Council: Auckland Monthly Housing Update for July Auckland Council’s Research and Evaluation Unit (RIMU) has released its … Continue reading Housing in Auckland Update – July 2018: Housing Activity Accelerates – in favour of Brownfields
Minister plans to relax Unitary Plan rules Also: KiwiBuild eligibility Yesterday in a KiwiBuild summit the Transport, Housing and Urban Development Minister (the Minister of THUD) dropped this surprise … Continue reading Are our Metropolitan Centres About to Become Super (Sized) Metropolitan Centres? Minister Explores Relaxing Unitary Plan Rules. Also KiwiBuild
Prefab housing on its way In the week Housing and Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford laid out the land on how Prefab housing (housing built offsite to standardised designs, … Continue reading 5, 4, 3, 2, 1! PREFABS ARE A GO. Prefab Housing Inches Closer. Need to Make Sure it Caters to Typologies