Minimum parking requirements

After a day debating  urban zoning in the Unitary Plan, the Auckland Plan Committee will vote tomorrow on the minimum parking requirements in the Mixed Housing and THAB zoning. Cr Brewer has foreshadowed that he intends to move an amendment to increase MPRs in the...

Our View on Rates

The new Auckland ‘supercity’ promised by the National and ACT parties has turned out to be less than what was promised to our many local neighbourhoods.  Communities have been hit hard by amalgamation as all community facilities have been up for review and ‘fitted in’...

Parking in Freemans Bay

Waitematā Local Board members receive a high number of complaints about parking in Freemans Bay. The streets are clogged with commuters often leaving residents driving round in circles looking for a park or having to deal with blocked driveways. Following the St Marys...

Heritage issues continue in Ponsonby

Shale Chambers, Chair, Waitemata Local Board Old habits die hard.  The many headed monster that was the resource consenting and planning department of the old Auckland City Council we hope has finally had its last gasp and is now dead. Using the old Auckland City...

Ports of Auckland Dispute

Statement by Chair of Accountability and Performance Committee, Cr Richard Northey, at the Committee Meeting, 9 February 2012 The concerns I believe that Auckland Council as owner on behalf of Auckland residents and businesses can legitimately have about the Ports...

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