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Propbd on Q Th28May15 – Subdivision tick, highway PPP, north-west transport review, parking strategy, Metro Glass result

Council withdraws opposition to Rosedale subdivision
NZTA to seek PPP proposals for Puhoi highway stage
Auckland Transport to review north-west needs
Auckland Transport adopts parking strategy
Metro Glass just ahead of forecast

Today’s roundup of items in Propbd on Q includes some which will be expanded and a couple which tell you enough.

Council withdraws opposition to Rosedale subdivision

The Environment Court has granted consent for the 50-unit Grove Estate residential development at 269 Rosedale Rd, Albany, after the council resolutions team withdrew its opposition 2 days before the court hearing.

Development consultant Peter Chevin said the result came after 2 years of application processing and $450,000 of costs to the applicant for what was intended to be an affordable housing project.

After his third win in the Environment Court after subdivision proposals were turned down at council hearings, Mr Chevin asked: “Clearly we are bringing developments together that Auckland needs and the court believes are legal. Why then should it take $450,000 and 2 years to be granted consent?”
Earlier story, 29 September 2013: Estate agent buys into intensive development company ahead of consent rejection

NZTA to seek PPP proposals for Puhoi highway stage

Transport Minister Simon Bridges said yesterday Cabinet had approved using a public-private partnership for the next stage of the Puhoi-Warkworth Highway.

The NZ Transport Agency will invite private sector companies to put forward proposals for financing, designing & constructing the highway, with a view to awarding a public-private partnership contract in October 2016.

“The private sector will have the opportunity to bring innovative design, operation & risk management to deliver the project more effectively than traditional procurement methods.

“If, however, the private sector can’t offer value for money, NZTA would instead revert to a more traditional procurement model. Construction without a public-private partnership would likely begin around 2 years later than under a PPP.”

The Puhoi-Warkworth project is the first section of the Ara Tuhono – Puhoi-Wellsford road of national significance.

Auckland Transport to review north-west needs

Auckland Transport said yesterday it was undertaking a review into medium- to long-term public transport connections in north-west Auckland, including rail from Swanson to Huapai.

AT Metro general manager Mark Lambert said the review would take into account population growth & development, including special housing areas, and the resulting demand on transport infrastructure.

Auckland Transport adopts parking strategy

Auckland Transport adopted a parking strategy yesterday, which it says will mean a consistent approach for the first time for parking around the whole region.

The document allows for a case-by-case approach to parking, taking into account local issues and the views of local boards & the community. The council-controlled organisation said consultation with the community would continue as parking measures are introduced.

Auckland Transport released its parking discussion document for consultation in May last year, held 22 workshops and received 5500 submissions – half from central Auckland or from cbd fringe suburbs such as Parnell, Ponsonby & Newton, a quarter about the overall management of demand parking, 18% about parking on residential streets and on park-&-rides and 11% about parking on arterial roads.

The final strategy, dozen policies and submissions document are on the Auckland transport website.

Link: Parking strategy & submissions document

Metro Glass just ahead of forecast

Metro Performance Glass Ltd has made slightly more profit than forecast in its first 8 months since listing on the NZX, on sales that were slightly lower.

The company said yesterday it earned $9.6 million (forecast $9.4 million) net after tax on $115 million of sales (forecast $117.8 million). It said construction industry capacity constraints led to delays in the conversion of consents to revenue.

One achievement for future performance is that the company completed the consolidation of its 5 separate Auckland sites into one purpose-built site at Highbrook.

Attribution: Company, ministerial, Auckland Transport releases, court decision.

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Special commissioner panel for motorways

Planning consent, 22 October 2002:

Major roading projects, commissioners & dedicated secretariat, Auckland City Council’s regulatory & fixtures sub-committee put in place the special hearings panel & support staff “to jointly hear all proposals for the harbour to city link, the central motorway junction upgrade, the western suburbs extension of State Highway 20 and the eastern corridor.”

The panel of commissioners is to be Cllrs Yates, Christian & Mulholland, “with the power to co-opt if required for technical purposes.”

Click to return to Auckland City consent activity 22 October 2002

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