Bid to cut appeals draws fire

Auckland Council’s bid to fast-track the draft Auckland Unitary Plan by removing the public’s appeal rights to the Environment Court has drawn fire from heritage advocates and senior resource management lawyers. The council fears a large number of appeals will slow implementation of the rule book for the Auckland Plan’s aims for supply and affordability […]

Heritage groups to fightback demolition plans

The loss of two more early properties in Grey Lynn and plans to demolish an 1885 wooden cottage in Parnell is prompting a fightback from heritage and community groups this week. Tomorrow a citywide coalition of 22 heritage and residents’ groups will present a “bold plan” to Mayor Len Brown to better protect the city’s […]

Anger over T3 lane extension

Onewa Rd business owners are angry at what they say is a lack of communication from Auckland Transport on the proposed T3 lane extension. Public feedback is being sought over a proposal to turn the west-bound Onewa Rd lane into a T3. The proposed T3 lane will run between Church St and Birkenhead Ave in […]

First home buyers – how relevant are they for the Birkenhead and Northcote Point residential property markets?

by Hayden Stanaway. The latest BNZ/Real Estate Institute of New Zealand residential market survey notes that the real estate industry has seen a 42 percent rise in first home buyers appearing at open homes. Is this relevant for home owners in Birkenhead and Northcote Point looking to sell their property? No… and yes. To be […]

Onewa Road Transit Lane West

Auckland Transport proposes to introduce a T3 Transit lane Westbound on Onewa Road at Northcote during evening rush hour traffic. Feedback is sought from the public. In brief: The proposed T3 transit lane is part of building more efficient public transport network. This change will mean faster and more reliable travel time along Onewa Road […]

Birkenhead priority lane may go both ways

Commuters catching buses or car-pooling from Birkenhead to Auckland along Onewa Rd’s pioneering high-priority lane may also get faster trips home. Auckland Transport is seeking public comment on whether to restrict one of the road’s two eastbound lanes to vehicles with at least three occupants during afternoon travel peaks, building on the success of the […]

Wellington Street on-ramp to re-open

The NZ Transport Agency and Auckland Transport (AT) have announced plans to re-open the Wellington Street on-ramp in the city’s busy Central Motorway Junction. The NZTA is planning to re-open the on-ramp to all traffic in about six weeks after the completion of necessary work – including the installation of ramp signals and final pavement […]

Penalties for refusal to obey new rubbish law

Proposed Solid Waste Bylaw People who refuse to comply with Auckland’s recycling and anti-litter code will risk being denied a civic kerbside collection or being fined under changes to waste management bylaws. A requirement to separate green waste from other household rubbish put out for collection is proposed in the regional draft bylaw, which will […]