Council progresses towards Proposed Unitary Plan

  Press Release: Auckland Council – 01 September 2013 read more →

Residents to get say in study on Ports of Auckland future

  Written by: Bernard Orsman Photo: NZ Herald Published: The New Zealand Herald – 31 August 2013 Auckland Mayor Len Brown is promising to involve all Aucklanders in a study on the future of Ports of Auckland and the wider impact on the city. A majority of councillors voted yesterday to make further reclamation of.. read more →

Chaos and confusion with Auckland’s Unitary Plan

  By Anna Burns- Francis Published: 3 News – 3news.co.nz   If Auckland is indeed a shambles – slow moving, too expensive, and spreading like a red wine stain – the Unitary Plan is perhaps an appropriate response. But, it’s been shambolic, too. Particularly the issue of density – how dense is too dense? How.. read more →

Auckland Council restricts further port expansion

  Written by Bernard Orsman Photo by: Richard Robinson Published: The New Zealand Herald – 30 August 2013 The Auckland Council has put the brakes on any further reclamation of the Waitemata Harbour for port business pending a study on the wider effects on the city. A majority of councillors voted today to make further.. read more →

Tougher controls on big box retailers denied

  Written by: Bernard Orsman Photo by: Chris Gorman Published: The New Zealamd Herald – 30 August 2013 Auckland Council has voted against tougher controls to stop big box retail stores opening up close to small town centres. The case of Bunnings wanting to open a large hardware store at Arch Hill in central Auckland.. read more →

Councillor’s u-turn on house density

  Photo by: Natalie Slade Published: The New Zealand Herald – 30 Augsut 2013 About-face by former opponent of intensification sinks North Shore colleague’s motion Auckland councillor George Wood has controversially voted for unlimited density on the North Shore. Mr Wood, a staunch opponent of suburban intensification, caused a stir yesterday when he voted against.. read more →

Auckland Council delays decision on unlimited density

  Written by: Bernard Orsman Published: The New Zealand Herald – 29 August 2013 The Auckland Council has put off a final decision on unlimited density in suburbs for the second time in two days. A compromise on the thorny issue from Mayor Len Brown failed to gain widespread support from councillors and Local Board.. read more →

Auckland Council to tackle housing density issue

  Written by: Bernard Orsman Published: The New Zealand Herald – 29 August 2013 Auckland Council has started the second day of a meeting to draw up rules for a new planning rulebook for the city with a focus on design rules before tackling the controversial issue of housing density in the suburbs. Faced with.. read more →

Pressure on council over housing density plan

  Written by: Bernard Orsman Published: The New Zealand Herald – 29 August 2013 Auckland Mayor Len Brown and councillors are under pressure to say where they stand on unlimited housing density in suburbs across the city. Faced with community fears about changes to neighbourhood streets and lobbying by council planners and the development sector.. read more →

Auckland Council meets to thrash out Unitary Plan

  Written by: Bernard Orsman Published: The Aucklander – 28 August 2013 The Auckland Council is sitting down for a three-day meeting this morning to thrash out the final shape of the Unitary Plan, which will set the rules for a more intensified city over the next 30 years. The height of buildings in town.. read more →

Auckland’s Unitary Plan moves closer to reality

  Published: stuff.co.nz – 27 August 2013 read more →

Councillors set to reject density rules

  Written by: Bernard Orsman Photo: NZPA Published: The New Zealand Herald – 27 August 2013 Meeting will consider 18 amendments to plan for suburban mixed housing zone. A controversial proposal to allow developers to build unlimited density housing in much of suburban Auckland is set to be rejected by Auckland councillors this week. Councillor.. read more →

Brian Rudman: Bureaucrats beaten at own game

  Written by: Brian Rudman Photo by: Natalie Slade Published: The New Zealand Herald – 25 August 2013 Dogged Auckland councillor jolts power structure back in favour of elected representatives’ right to knowcomment Sandra Coney has scored a win for open government. Photo / Natalie Slade Let’s hear it for Auckland councillor Sandra Coney. After.. read more →

Iwi pushing boundaries on housing

  Written by: Anne Gibson Photo by: Dean Purcell Published: The New Zealand Herald – 20 August 2013 Ngati Whatua to create a mixture of 230 Shore homes catering for residents ranging from the young to the elderly. Ngati Whatua o Orakei is working on big plans for 230 residential properties on 25ha of Auckland,.. read more →

Len’s big chance to set an example

  Written by: Brian Rudman Photoby: Dean Purcell Published: The New Zealand Herald – 16 August 2013 One inner-city gem has been lost, now the city seems intent on cranking up the bulldozers to bowl its neighbours Heritage, Shmeritage. It’s show-and-tell time for Mayor Len Brown over preserving Auckland’s past. Less than two years ago,.. read more →