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Moving Auckland forward

26 August 2002


Hon John Banks QSO
Mayor of Auckland City


From the Mayors Office


Moving Auckland forward


“The public is constantly telling us about the difficulties of obtaining resource consents from the Auckland City Council. People are unhappy with some of the District Plan rules, which disproportionately trigger the need for consents. We’ve been listening and now we are taking some decisive action,” Auckland Mayor John Banks said today.

“The council is determined to slash time costs and the independent report released today, when adopted by the council, has the potential to make significant differences to the way resource applications are processed.

“For too long too many Aucklanders have endured headaches over the processes around obtaining resource consents. The council is focused on minimising bureaucratic red tape and maximising growth and jobs,” he said.

Reviewing regulatory process and policies, the report focused on the way City Planning and Auckland City Environments plans, and administers, the resource consent process and key District Plan rules.

Mr Banks believed the council would waste no time acting on the panel’s recommendations with a number of actions already taken.

“The outcome of this report is action, not more reports. We’re determined to meet our customer service and business objectives, protect the environment, and minimise costs imposed on ratepayers.
“This council is about making Auckland the best city in New Zealand to do business. This report will help us considerably to take the city forward.”

Mr Banks thanked Councillor Juliet Yates, Chair of Auckland City Council’s City Development Committee, and Regulatory and Fixtures Subcommittee, and praised the independent review panel for their work, professionalism and common sense approach.


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