A scary economic report from accountancy firm PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Cities Institute, out on Monday, points to a marked divergence in performance by Auckland compared to 5 other New Zealand growth cities, and a worse performance by New Zealand compared to Australia.
Market Economics Ltd has finalised the development of an updated spatial economy framework to describe & examine business & residential activity in Auckland.
Palmerston North developer John Farquhar’s commitment to intensification on an 8ha site above Oteha Valley Rd at Albany hasn’t wavered despite a conflict with officialdom over 18 years.
Auckland Council will proceed to a plan change to get the weighting it wants between the special character overlay & the underlying residential zoning in the region’s 2-year-old unitary plan. Image above (part of council map): Special character area overlays – residential, across the centre of the Auckland region, showing Birkenhead, Northcote & Devonport north […]
The Environment Court has ruled against Auckland Council planners’ view that special character overlays should take precedence over sometimes-conflicting zone rules, but the council is adamant that its view should apply.
Auckland council planners say the Government’s proposals for national planning standards will conflict with important features of the Auckland unitary plan.