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Unitary Plan now a reality

New Zealand - August 25 2016 The Auckland Council has signed off on the great majority of the recommendations from the Independent Hearings Panel and has adopted a Unitary Plan…

Joanna Bain, Paula Brosnahan, Luke Hinchey, Catherine Somerville-Frost

Auckland Unitary Plan recommendations - highlights and next steps

New Zealand - August 10 2016 ​The Independent Hearings Panel's recommendations on the proposed Auckland Unitary Plan propose bold new directions to manage Auckland's growth pains…

Joanna Bain, Paula Brosnahan, Luke Hinchey, Catherine Somerville-Frost

Productivity Commission raises sights in final land use report

New Zealand - October 29 2015 The Productivity Commission, emboldened by recent signals from the government that it has significant reform in mind, has abandoned a key…

Jo Appleyard, Joanna Bain, Paula Brosnahan, Luke Hinchey, Catherine Somerville-Frost

No punches pulled in Productivity Commission's land use report

New Zealand - June 22 2015 The Productivity Commission creates a compelling case for bottom up, top down reform in its draft report released last week on Using land for housing…

Jo Appleyard, Joanna Bain, Paula Brosnahan, Luke Hinchey, Catherine Somerville-Frost

Local Government seeks new funding sources – again

New Zealand - February 9 2015 Local Government New Zealand (LGNZ) has released a discussion paper seeking new funding sources to reduce its reliance on general rates. It has made…

Fiona Bennett, Paula Brosnahan, Matthew Yarnell