More jobs in the city centre

However you define Auckland’s “city centre”, it’s been adding jobs rapidly in the last couple of years. Based on a narrow definition – roughly, the area bounded by the motorways – the city centre has hit a new milestone of 100,000 jobs, actually reaching almost 102,000 as at February 2016.…
20 Comments

Auckland Office space Low – More on the Horizon

An interesting piece was hidden in the Herald’s business section yesterday from Chris Dibble, the national research manager at Colliers International talking about the shortage of office space in the central city. The amount of vacant office space in the Auckland CBD has been shrinking for the past three years as the economy grows, business confidence reaches record highs and supply stays still.…
27 Comments

What is employment in the city centre, anyway?

I wrote most of this post back in November, when the latest CBD-specific employment data came out. We didn’t publish it at the time, since we felt we had given the topic enough coverage already, but it seems appropriate to revisit it now that the Ministry of Transport has released some new documents on progress towards the government’s targets for starting the City Rail Link early.…
14 Comments

Can we meet the targets to start the CRL early?

As I’m sure you can imagine with the transport announcement yesterday we will have heaps to talk about over the coming weeks. It is going to take us some time to fully go through everything so please bear with us as we do that however if there is a particular topic you would like to see on the blog please feel free to provide a guest post.…
45 Comments