Search
× Search
Franklin Centre Te Puke Heritage Plaza  Jean Batten Place  Proposed apartments, Wynyard Quarter Proposed apartments, Wynyard Quarter

The Forum:


News and views from our members.
Views expressed do not necessarily represent those of the Urban Design Forum or its supporting institutes.


Building Strong, Affordable and Connected Communities!

Urban Development Agency 2 months away

  • 4 October 2018
  • Author: Duncan Ecob
  • Number of views: 322
  • 0 Comments
Building Strong, Affordable and Connected Communities!

The Hon. Phil Twyford, Minister for Housing and Urban Development (HUD), spoke on  Building Strong, Affordable and Connected Communities, at the AKLGrid Friday 28 September 2018.  His key messages were:

The challenge of affordable homes is at the heart of city progression

The need for integrated transport and community design and planning 

The need for better design in neighbourhoods, homes and the public realm. 

He had a focus on Kiwibuild and in particular delivering these in  places such as Mount Roskill and Mangere for the people that live there now, creating mixed income communities  so that workers can be housed in the city and not pushed to its fringes. 

The creation of an Urban Development Agency (UDA) is a key approach for the Ministry of HUD and will be initiated in less that 2 months. This will work alongside local councils to speed deliver and provide resources.  The Hobsonville Land Company (now HLC) is a model for these UDA's and he expects there to be 12-15 project areas which they will be responsible for  
MHUD will officialy start operating on Monday (1st October)  with the following focus:

• Ramping up efforts to house the homeless
• Building affordable homes through KiwiBuild
• Modernising and building more public housing
• Reforming the tenancy laws to make life better for renters
• Setting minimum standards to make rentals warm and dry
• Adjusting the tax settings to discourage speculation
• Setting up an Urban Development Authority to lead large scale urban development projects

He also spoke of a commitment to change the planning laws to facilitate speed and reduce costs 

 

Print
Categories: Auckland
Tags:

Duncan EcobDuncan Ecob

Other posts by Duncan Ecob

Contact author

Leave a comment

Name:
Email:
Comment:
Add comment

Name:
Email:
Subject:
Message:
x

Search

Terms Of UsePrivacy StatementCopyright 2018 by Urban Design Forum