Central Auckland motorway link almost ready says NZTA

Final work is underway to have the Wellington Street on-ramp in central Auckland ready to re-open for traffic joining the northbound lanes of State Highway 1 motorway next Monday morning (8 October). The on-ramp has been closed since May 2010 and rebuilt by the NZ Transport Agency as part of the Victoria Park Tunnel project […]

Battle over plan to stop junk mail

Local groups fear their message will not get through if bylaw gets the go-ahead Junk mailers of Auckland are being warned to expect a stop to their littering with a new bylaw – but voluntary community groups fear it will prevent them handing out their material. A council committee yesterday heard concerns from North Shore […]

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 […]

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 […]