Supporting Sprawl in the Northwest and Warkworth

The Council are in the middle of making (government forced) changes to the Unitary Plan which will enable a lot more housing in existing urban areas. At the same time, Supporting Growth – the combined work of Auckland Transport, Waka Kotahi and various consultants, are charging ahead with plans to spend billions to support growth subsidise urban sprawl.…
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What we expect and want to see from the ERP

Today the government are releasing their Emissions Reduction Plan (ERP), with the details released to the public at midday. The ERP: “will set out exactly how the Government plans to deliver on the first emissions budget. The Minister of Finance will also outline the first investments from the Climate Emergency Response Fund on the same day”.…
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Regional Public Transport

This is a guest post by Paul Callister. Featured image: the Southerner Service at Dunedin Railway Station, via Save Our Trains on Twitter. In November 2021, over 100 elected officials representing local and regional councils from Northland to Bluff sent an open letter to the Minister of Transport, Michael Wood.…
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