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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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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New Harbour Crossing Survey

The government yesterday announced a consultation on the options for a new harbour crossing. Aucklanders are being asked to have their say on one of the most significant city-shaping projects for Tāmaki Makaurau in coming decades, the Waitematā Harbour crossing, Transport Minister Michael Wood has announced.…
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Why extend the Wynyard Tram?

The question of what to do about the Auckland Dockline Tram appears to be rearing its head again, with the group behind it presenting their latest version of a proposal to the City Centre Residents Group  (CCRG) earlier this week. The Auckland Dockline Tram presentation to CCRG on Monday night.…
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