December-22 AT Board Meeting

On Thursday the Auckland Transport board meets for the last time this year, and also the first time since the council new council was sworn in. It’s unclear if they’ll even have a quorum for the meeting. Chair Adrienne Young-Cooper resigned immediately after the council elections, and Tommy Parker resigned at the start of this month.…
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Weekly Roundup 18-November-2022

Ata mārie. There’s a stormy looking weekend ahead in Tāmaki but don’t worry, Weekly Roundup has plenty to keep you entertained. Cover image via Twitter. The week in Greater Auckland Monday’s post discussed the Government’s just-released consultation about options for a new Waitematā harbour crossing.…
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Resource management reform moves to next phase

Yesterday the government announced a major milestone in the very lengthy process to modernise New Zealand’s resource management system, with both the Spatial Planning Bill and the Natural and Built Environments Bill being introduced to parliament. A lot of Environment Minister David Parker’s press release focused on the cost and time savings that are hoped for as part of the reform, but there were also some interesting parts of what he said around the more fundamental shift in the new legislation – away from an ‘effects based’ system and more to an ‘outcomes based system’.…
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