Council approach ‘haphazard’

Rethink the plan or rethink the council. This was the unanimous message from 500 Aucklanders gathered at Takapuna Grammar School last night to discuss Auckland Council’s intensification plans. The meeting was organised by resident-led group Auckland 2040 whose goal is to encourage 50,000 people to give feedback to the council on what they believe is […]

Call for plan rethink

A campaign to get 50,000 Aucklanders to tell the council to rethink its intensification plans is underway. The coalition behind the campaign, Auckland 2040, is concerned that without a united voice residents will lose the chance to have a say on the future of their city. The council has set a May 31 deadline for […]

High-rise plans horrify

George Gardner was shaking with disbelief when he found out apartment blocks up to six storeys are being proposed for his suburban Browns Bay neighbourhood. He is so concerned about the effect on his suburb he printed out his own leaflets and dropped them at 45 houses in the area around Stapleford Cres. Auckland Council’s […]

The Auckland Unitary Plan

Auckland Council is developing New Zealand’s biggest single resource management plan, known as the Auckland Unitary Plan. A bold and transformational plan, it will become the council’s key tool to manage development on land and water. It will have a direct impact on the shape of the city and the quality of Auckland’s built and […]

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 […]