Auckland Council made a number of important decisions this week – its annual budget & development contributions policy at the top of the list.
Auckland Council’s Auckland development committee got itself bogged down in a confidential debate on the next tranche of special housing areas on Thursday, and ended up deferring 2 important items on its agenda.
Published 23 August 2006 Property Council national director Connal Townsend charged yesterday that local bodies are abusing the legal power to levy development contributions, which in turn was stifling job-rich economic growth and making home ownership an unaffordable dream for thousands of young New Zealanders. Releasing the Property Council’s policy on development contributions, Mr Townsend […]
“Or else” approach leaves developers cold The huffing and puffing sounded good: Grant Kirby was going to resolve the plan change 62 deadlock before leaving his job as Rodney District commissioner around 11 April. Not so, say the district’s developers. Why? Because the council is still proposing an unworkable scheme. When the item was reached […]
Commissioner wanted formula established before he left Rodney District commissioner Grant Kirby’s departing threat to developers over plan 62 proved a hollow one. Mr Kirby resolved at his last commission meeting before handing back the reins on the district to councillors, on 28 March, that he would give the parties to the plan change 62 […]
Council negotiator optimistic about getting workable financial contributions regime in place Rodney District Council has a new timetable for its proposed new financial contributions regime, plan change 62. Grant Kirby tried to push through a solution in his last days as Rodney commissioner in April, offering developers a threat they knew he couldn’t match with […]