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Reflections on Auckland Planning

Reflections on Auckland Planning


Mainly about Council thinking as it gets into Long Term Plan preparation. All based on the Auckland Plan. But is it all it's cracked up to be? Are its growth assumptions and use of OECD comparative data valid? And even if it's valid, is it fair to expect ratepayers to pay for growth related infrastructure? And some questions for waterfront planners.....


Challenging Council's Growth Assumptions

Hotel or Park on Wynyard Quarter?

Waterfront losing authenticity (2)?

Bridging Quay Street Like Wellington

Sign of Council's Split Personality


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