Weekly Roundup 13-Dec-19

Here’s our weekly collection of smaller pieces. Road Funding The discussion about how much money we spend on roads has been high on the agenda this week, particularly in the wake of the government’s announcement they’ll be investing $6.8 billion extra in transport over the coming years.…
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Weekly Roundup 08-Nov-19

Here’s a roundup of some of the stories that have cropped up this week CRL Walkthrough Tickets On Wednesday City Rail Link gave away tickets for a walk though of the tunnels next weekend. However due to the strong demand and an appalling system that would reserve tickets but kept on crashing when you tried to enter your details to secure them, many people including myself were left frustrated by not being able to get any.…
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Solid planning shakeup undermined by sprawl push

Yesterday the Government released a discussion document on a “National Policy Statement for Urban Development”. This represents a pretty big shakeup to how our planning system guides urban development and the provision of housing. A new approach to urban planning designed to allow our cities to make room for growth has today been released by Urban Development Minister Phil Twyford and Environment Minister David Parker.…
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Good Density

(Credit for above image: Point and Miller) Promoting density is critical to avoid locking in sprawling, inefficient and climate-vulnerable modes of growth, but the kind of density matters. ‘Good density’ means functionally and socially mixed neighbourhoods with access to green spaces, comfortable, affordable, and climate-smart housing for all, and high-quality public transport networks.…
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