The first day of three days of Unitary Plan deliberations ended with Cathy Casey successfully moving an amendment to the affordable housing provisions. She got support by 12 votes to 8 for “A requirement for all residential development of 15 or more dwellings to include at least 10 per cent of the dwellings as retained affordable housing, as defined in the draft Unitary Plan.”
Officers had recommended only 7% but were not able to direct Councillors to any evidence to justify this position.
City Vision recognises that ensuring the provision of an increased amount of affordable healthy housing is an important need and challenge for the Auckland Council and is committed to inclusionary zoning so affordable housing is part of all developments.
City Vision’s policy and principles available here
Pressure on Council over housing density. NZ Herald report on the first day of deliberations
Very affordable housing model designed by world renowned Architech Michael Reynolds presented to a team of experts within Auckland City Council regarding his Earthship model awaiting approval for consent for an earthship build on Waiheke island in February 2014.
His fully sustainable home which provides water, solar energy, a clever sewage system which feeds into botanicals producing food production is indeed the way of the future. After the successful presentation, one of the councilors ended the meeting with this comment.
“It would be fantastic for Auckland City Council, to be the first council in New Zealand, to approve of the Earthship model for residential build, “