Tag Archives: Auckland

June-July 2016 Local Board Member Report

Purpose This report covers my Waitematā Local Board Activities during June and July 2016 as Lead of the Parks and Open Spaces portfolio; Heritage, Urban Design and Planning portfolio holder; Deputy Chair of the Hearings Committee; and, Local Board representative … Continue reading

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Dial 111: Further loss of Heritage in Herne Bay

As reported in the Herald, the 1912 villa at 111 Jervois Road, Herne Bay, will be demolished on a non-notified basis. I asked the responsible planner at Council to publicly notify the decision in order to allow interested members of … Continue reading

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Re-Imagining Great North Road

On May 10, the Waitematā Local Board resolved unanimously to approve my motion to allocate $10,000 from its Community Empowerment Fund to the Grey Lynn Residents Association (GLRA) to lead a community-led precinct vision for the area of Great North Road … Continue reading

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Bikelash, meet facts

As riding a bike has become something of a political act and increased funding for cycleways has become a mainstream government position, acclaim for better cycling options has been met in more than equal measure by vitriol. It has been referred … Continue reading

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Tole Reserve Renovated Playground Opening: 22 August 2015

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July 2015 Local Board Member Report

Purpose This report covers my Waitematā Local Board Activities during July 2015 as Deputy Chair of the Finance Committee; Deputy Chair of the Hearings Committee; Lead of the Parks and Open Spaces portfolio; Heritage, Urban Design and Planning portfolio holder; … Continue reading

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Under Threat in the Auckland Unitary Plan: Special Character, Pre-1944 Building and Demolition Overlay, and Volcanic Viewshaft Protection

The Panel of Independent Commissioners on the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan (PAUP) have issued interim guidance memoranda on matters of significance: special character areas, the pre-1944 building and demolition control overlay, and volcanic viewshaft protection. The purpose of the guidance … Continue reading

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May 2015 Local Board Member Report

Purpose This report covers my Waitematā Local Board Activities during May 2015 as Deputy Chair of the Finance Committee, Deputy Chair of the Hearings Committee, Lead of the Parks and Open Spaces portfolio, Heritage, Urban Design and Planning portfolio co-holder … Continue reading

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Mending the holes in the heritage protection blanket: 16-18 Crummer Road, Ponsonby

This story is complex but illuminating as to the state of heritage protection in Auckland. Currently standing at 16-18 Crummer Road are a pair of two-storey Victorian wooden villas built, according to Council Heritage, in the 1880s-1890s. In July 2014, … Continue reading

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February 2015 Local Board Member Report

Purpose This report covers my Waitematā Local Board Activities during February 2015 as Deputy Chair of the Finance Committee, Deputy Chair of the Hearings Committee, Lead of the Parks and Open Spaces portfolio, Co-holder of the Heritage, Urban Design and … Continue reading

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