Trial benefits few, set up for failure I was umming and ooo-ing on whether to comment on the Hamilton to Papakura passenger rail service trial that was announced today. Given … Continue reading Hamilton to Papakura Passenger Rail an Example of Minister Twyford (and NZTA) Not Following His Own Advice: DO IT RIGHT FIRST TIME EVERY TIME
Latest Milldale Residential Development Shows Large Urban Geography Shortfalls! There was fanfare earlier this week in northern Auckland as Minister Twyford and Mayor Goff each turned a sod to mark … Continue reading Southern Auckland has Manukau. So Where is North Auckland’s Albany?
Did Anyone include when Light Rail Runs Through a Metropolitan Centre? The answer to that question and on Mixed Use zoning/housing was no. The result? We get a two dimensional … Continue reading Light Rail and Urban Transformation – A Video from the Building Nations 2018 Symposium. I Have Questions.
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
Safety First From the Office of the Mayor Phil Goff: Auckland Transport investing millions into rail safety Nearly $8 million is being invested by Auckland Transport and the New Zealand … Continue reading Rail Safety in Auckland to be Continued to be Invested In
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
The timing reshuffle worked out fine – live stream wise The Planning Committee went a bit side ways with the Public Input session taking over 90 minutes today … Continue reading Presentation to Planning Committee on Auckland to Hamilton Integrated Spatial Planning – Lots of Cogs Moving
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
CRL Comes Full Circle I’ll start with the announcement from Transport Minister Phil Twyford and Mayor Phil Goff on the City Rail Link: Full steam ahead on CRL expansion … Continue reading City Rail Link to be Built Properly and Future Proofed – a First for Auckland!
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