Auckland mayor Phil Goff left yesterday on an extensive 16-day working visit to Europe which includes talks & conferences on urban regeneration, affordable housing & homelessness.
Published 25 July 2009 A commentary on the On Line Opinion website on Friday about a planning panel being imposed on the northern Sydney district of Ku-ring-gai illustrated the need for checks & balances in government. Australian state governments have a tendency toward authoritarian behaviour, but it’s not far-fetched to say the governance style […]
Published 26 September 2007 The Property Council issued a kind of manifesto yesterday – a 26-point paper, Initiatives for Auckland, which chief executive Connal Townsend said was “a teaser for ideas” to get debate going. He got an immediate bite on one aspect, the proposal to expand the metropolitan urban limits to improve land affordability. […]
Published 26 September 2007 The Property Council issued a discussion document yesterday, Initiatives for Auckland, which it hopes will raise debate about how the Auckland region is run, and advancing programmes to improve the region. Below are the 26 points (not all of them precisely as worded by the Property Council). Modernise Auckland’s governance structure […]
You can respond to this article by picking up the thread I’ve started on the Forums page (click on Forums at BD Central). The Auckland Regional Council “is not a development management agency,” Cllr Mike Lee said during a debate on a new proposal to develop a canal village off the Wairoa River, 4km […]