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Managing Auckland's Population Growth

Auckland City Council - City Scene

Everybody is talking about managing Auckland's "growing pains", and Auckland City is doing something about it.

Concentrated urban villages built around existing transport corridors and population centres within the city may be the key to making Auckland a bigger, but better place in which to live, in the new century.

The council has released a draft strategy document called 'Liveable Communities 2050' which examines how the process might work.

Auckland's Mayor Chris Fletcher says: "It is in everyone's interest to see that future urban development occurs in a way which supports both economic opportunity and a sustainable environment.

"It is important that we get a high degree of public involvement in this draft plan because 'Liveable Communities 2050' will help the city to plan and manage its future to maintain the quality of life.

"We really have to ensure that we can retain the qualities and character that make Auckland special".

The strategy uses some of the best ideas put forward by local planners from around the world. It identifies specific areas of Auckland as suitable for managed growth, without sacrificing Auckland's special characteristics.

'City Scene' will cover other aspects of this new strategy over coming weeks.

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