A win for affordable housing

A win for affordable housing

 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...
Minimum parking requirements

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

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

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...