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
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
What to do about our dear friend: Parking Parking; the bugbear of Planners, politicians, citizens, visitors and businesses a like. Very few topics can spark heated debates as parking and … Continue reading Rethinking Parking in Suburbia and even Urban Environments
Age of City Building well under way When the Unitary Plan went live in November 2016 I commented that 2017 onward’s would become The Age of the City. Looking … Continue reading Unitary Plan is Working. Also (As a Pleasant Surprise) Urban Development Occurring Around Rapid Transit Network – BUT I HAVE QUESTIONS!
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
A breakdown of the ATAP and a look into the RLTP due to start submissions On Thursday I had the privilege of being alongside others including Greater Auckland and … Continue reading Breaking Down the #ATAP and What it Means for Southern Auckland. A Prelude to the Upcoming RLTP
Preserving one of our few tuff cones left Some excellent news came out via the Environment Court decision on one of very few volcanic craters not impacted by urban … Continue reading Crater Hill and Pūkaki Peninsula Protected via Environment Court Decision
Example Given, Now need more! From The Spinoff: The team behind the Daisy apartment building respond to the fury it unleashed from Mike Hosking. Daisy exists because Ockham Residential … Continue reading The Daisy apartments: why did we do it?
Super Metros return formally into the Auckland Plan – well nearly With the Auckland Plan 2050 Development Strategy looking at Auckland becoming a multi-nodal city (see: #AucklandPlan2050: NODES! Or Rather … Continue reading #AucklandPlan2050 – The Return of the Super Metropolitan Centre with the Nodes
How Auckland will look dictates how we invest to make it all work? The Auckland Plan 2050 (the refresh) is currently open for consultation until March 28 long side … Continue reading #AucklandPlan2050: NODES! Or Rather Auckland Becoming a Multi-Nodal City