Author Archives: Vernon Tava

About Vernon Tava

Business broker, elected member of Auckland Council. Focused on sustainability. Lives in Auckland, New Zealand.

Bledisloe Wharf ‘Car Handling Facility’

Ports of Auckland Limited (POAL) have lodged a resource consent application (LUC60323081: Plans and AEE) for earthworks at 1-19 Quay Street (on the Bledisloe Terminal) required to facilitate the construction of a new, 5-storey car handling facility building. The consent matters … Continue reading

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July 2018 Local Board Member Report

Purpose This report covers my Waitematā Local Board Activities in mid-June to July 2018 as Lead of the Planning and Heritage portfolio; co-holder of the Transport portfolio; Local Board representative on the Parnell Business Association; and member of the Auckland … Continue reading

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Auckland City Mission Redevelopment

One of the main issues that inner-city constituents ask me about is what can be done to improve the situation of the city’s homeless. I am very pleased to see that the City Mission have lodged a resource consent application … Continue reading

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Valuation of Trees in Auckland

In the course of reading a resource consent application for a tree removal recently, I came across the standard accepted method for assessing the value of trees in order to work out the cost of mitigation (i.e. what new trees … Continue reading

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51-53 Albert Street ‘Saffron’ Development

I don’t often write up individual resource consents outside my monthly Local Board reports but there has been enough public interest in the Saffron development at 51-53 Albert Street that I think it justifies its own post. This application has … Continue reading

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Council Played for Saps with Closure of Public Toilet at 151 Queen Street

Brian Rudman has written a cutting and typically historically-informed piece on the closure of the Wyndham Street public toilets, part of the 151 Queen Street SAP building:  Auckland Council saps secretly remove Wyndham Street’s Loos.  The opening says it all: … Continue reading

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May-June 2018 Local Board Member Report

Purpose This report covers my Waitematā Local Board Activities in April to mid-June 2018 as Lead of the Planning and Heritage portfolio; co-holder of the Transport portfolio; Local Board representative on the Parnell Business Association; and member of the Auckland … Continue reading

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April 2018 Local Board Member Report

Purpose This report covers my Waitematā Local Board Activities in March to mid-April 2018 as Lead of the Planning and Heritage portfolio; co-holder of the Transport portfolio; Local Board representative on the Parnell Business Association; and member of the Auckland … Continue reading

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Auckland Transport Have Ignored The Best Advice on Cycleways

Believe it or not, in mid-2014 Auckland was visited by one of the world’s foremost experts on converting streets to cycle lanes and public spaces. She did this successfully in one of the world’s densest cities and set out her … Continue reading

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March 2018 Local Board Member Report

Purpose This report covers my Waitematā Local Board Activities in February to mid-March 2018 as Lead of the Planning and Heritage portfolio; co-holder of the Transport portfolio; Local Board representative on the Parnell Business Association; and member of the Auckland … Continue reading

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