Weekly Roundup 16-December-2022

Whew! Kua tae mai koutou mā, we’ve made it to the end of the year. The week in Greater Auckland Monday’s post covered the Government’s announcement of extra funding for the Eastern Busway. On Tuesday, Matt asked if we really need a new ‘single transport plan for Auckland’ when we already have so many other ‘single plans’?…
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Wayne Brown’s Letter of Expectation to AT

Today the council will decide what to consult on in next years budget. Another important item on the agenda will be approving the Letters of Expectation for Council Controlled Organisations like Auckland Transport. The letter of expectation is meant to do what it says on the tin, to tell the CCOs what the council expects of them and the CCOs are meant to take them into account when developing their annual plans – though it seemed Auckland Transport pretty much ignored them during Phil Goff’s term.…
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Auckland needs infrastructure investment to support intensification

This is a letter to Auckland Council elected members, sent by the Coalition for More Homes on Tuesday the 6th of December 2023. We’re sharing it because it’s on point: infrastructure needs to keep up with new housing, and fast. Intensification is occurring across most of the Auckland urban area, delivering greater housing choice, improved affordability and lower carbon living.…
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Transport Plan Déjà vu

As part of the announcement on Saturday of additional government funding for the Eastern Busway, Minister of Transport Michael Wood and Mayor Wayne Brown also announced plans to work together on a new transport plan for Auckland. Alongside this important step, Auckland Council and the Government have confirmed a path ahead  for crucial futureproofing projects such as getting the best return out of the City Rail Link, Auckland Light Rail and the Alternative Waitemata Harbour crossing, Transport Minister Michael Wood and Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown have announced today.…
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