Myth-busting: buying and selling parks and open space
Myth-busting: buying and selling parks and open
Auckland Council purchased
land for another 13 new parks and open space at a cost of
$44.2 million the 2018/19 financial year. This figure
exceeds the $43.7 million the council spent on new parks and
open space for Aucklanders in 2017/2018.
“Land that we
bought in the last financial year will give us over 29
hectares of new parks and open space,” says Councillor
Penny Hulse, chair of the council’s Environment and
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