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Auckland Plan failure

Auckland Plan failure

June 2016

ATAP report highlights Auckland Plan failure, demonstrates new growth plan needed for Auckland

"The ATAP report release this afternoon is an indictment upon six years of supposed integrated planning under the Brown-led council," says John Palino.

"Worsening congestion, high costs and disappointing public transport uptake are the key findings of ATAP work to date.

"Has anyone stopped for a moment to ask why, in spite of a more than doubling of our transport budget over the past 15 years, things will get so much worse so quickly?

"Growth has been strong recently, but not that strong. Something else is wrong and that is the compact city.

"The compact city model constrains land and forces intensification into suburbs not designed for it.

"We cannot and must not intensify established suburbs which can't handle the growth. Our communities must push back against efforts to impose development in areas not fit out for it. This kind of growth serves no one.

"Growth should be focused into new satellite centres and close to employment where we can model new cities on an identified and planned balance of jobs, homes and travel.

"We must stop channeling trips into the CBD. This is the problem.

"New centres in our north, north-west and south will reduce growth in trips to the CBD, provide affordable housing and reduce the squeeze on cars and buses into the central city.

"New centres can be fit out with the kind of technology we need to manage transport effectively and deliver thousands of affordable homes," Palino said.


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