Happy New Year 2014

January 9, 2014 · · General · 0 Comments

The Planning Room Team Thanks You for your continued support over the 2013 year and wishes you all a safe and merry New Year.

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National eyes changes to Resource Management Act

August 12, 2013 · · General · 0 Comments

Labour’s Environment spokeswoman Maryan Street says planned reforms of the Resource Management Act (RMA) were a “smokescreen” designed to conceal the real dangers of the Act. Prime Minister John Key announced changes to the Act at a National Part conference this morning and said they will improve housing affordability. The law changes will require local.

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Lure for Asian Investors / Migrants

May 23, 2013 · · General · 0 Comments

Asian business migrants looking at moving to New Zealand are being urged to invest in real estate to secure their residency. Migration seminars are being conducted in nations such as Singapore and Malaysia aimed at people willing to put upwards of $1.5 million into new residential property developments. One seminar, held in Sabah, Malaysia, last.

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Reforms to the RMA

April 3, 2013 · · General · 0 Comments

Nearly 14,000 submissions over changes which include greater role in consent decisions for government have been received in regards to the major reform of the Resource Management Act. At present, the list of environmental priorities in the RMA were described as “matters of national importance” and included protecting natural landscape from subdivision and ensuring public access to rivers..

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Auckland CBD

Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan (PAUP)

March 15, 2013 · · General, Unitary Plan · 0 Comments

 To view a copy of the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan – Click Here The Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan was notified on the 30th September 2013. Submissions will be open until 28 February 2014

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More Effective Resource Management

March 5, 2013 · · General · 0 Comments

As part of phase two of the resource management reforms, the Government has released a discussion document which sets out its proposals on improving New Zealand’s resource management system and would like to hear your views. Submissions are being sought on whether the most important problems have been identified; whether the proposed changes would deliver.

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Development Contributions

February 12, 2013 · · General · 0 Comments

New residential units and/or other developments will incur a development contribution from the Council. Development contributions are contributions of money to fund the cost of providing the additional infrastructure needed when a new development is constructed and utilised. Bob Dey wrote the following article – Published on the 11/2/2013 in regards to the 14 solution options.

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The Latest on Tree Protection

January 22, 2013 · · General · 0 Comments

Sourced from The New Zealand Herald – 22/01/13 Auckland Council has announced that blanket tree protection rules have been axed in Rodney, on the North Shore and the old Auckland City Council area except the CBD. Penny Pirrit, regional and local planning manager, said the changes were made as a result of the Government’s proposed.

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Wynyard Quarter

January 16, 2013 · · General · Comments Off on Wynyard Quarter

Last year we ran a post that looked at Auckland’s new waterfront precinct – Wynyard Quarter. Today’s New Zealand Herald (16/01/2013) discussed the next stage of this exciting project that will  create tree-lined boulevards to connect Fanshawe St and Victoria Park with the waterfront precinct.  Article by: Bernard Orsman Work on creating tree-lined boulevards to connect Fanshawe.

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