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Submission on the Downtown Programme

Submission
Issue date: 
Tue 12 Feb 2019

To: Auckland Council

Name of submitter: Heart of the City Inc. (‘HOTC’)

Introduction:

Is a smart city the antidote to the Auckland Disease?

Opinion
Issue date: 
Fri 14 Dec 2018

This piece by our CEO Viv Beck was published in the NZ Herald's Project Auckland special on 14 December 2018.

Submission to the Proposed changes to the Public Nuisance and Safety Bylaw 2013

Submission
Issue date: 
Wed 5 Dec 2018

Submission to the Proposed changes to the Public Nuisance and Safety Bylaw 2013

Introduction:

Important changes proposed to Public Safety and Nuisance bylaw - what's your view? 

News story
Issue date: 
Thu 25 Oct 2018

We care about our city centre offering a safe and welcoming environment.

Submission to the Freyberg Place Pedestrian Mall Proposal

Submission
Issue date: 
Thu 28 Jun 2018
Our submission on the proposed redesignation of Freyberg Place to a pedestrian mall seeks clarification on the best option for how to designate the space in the long term and requests that in order to better deliver on the commitment to go from mostly open to mostly closed, a management plan is developed and put in place, with agreement from relevant parties.

May Auckland City Centre Advisory Board update

News story
Issue date: 
Tue 5 Jun 2018

Here’s a quick wrap up of what was discussed at the most recent ACCAB meeting – of which we are a member and where we provide advice to Council on city projects as well as the allocati

Submission on America's Cup 36 Resource Consent Application

Submission
Issue date: 
Mon 28 May 2018
We support the hosting of AC36 in the Wynyard Basin/Hobson Wharf area event in principle, but suggest that there is potential for more than minor adverse environmental effects (particularly in regard to transport and access, access to public open space and views, and community and business disruption) which should be addressed in any approval of consent for AC36. We seek that a number of consent conditions are applied around consent duration and plans to manage effects in a co-ordinated way.

Submission on Auckland Council Development Contributions Policy 2018

Submission
Issue date: 
Mon 14 May 2018
Our submission to Auckland Council's draft Development Contribution (DC) Policy asks that the council considers options for improving the fairness of its rating policy and the approach to allocating expenditure to DCs versus general rates.

Submission on Regional Land Transport Plan & Regional Fuel Tax

Submission
Issue date: 
Wed 9 May 2018
Our submission on Auckland's RLTP and Regional Fuel Tax acknowledged our strong interest in getting Auckland’s transport right to ensure we unlock the city’s potential and meet the access needs for a growing city centre.

Light Rail, Skypath & more in government plans for city centre

News story
Issue date: 
Wed 4 Apr 2018

Step change projects for the city centre like Light Rail and Skypath are back in the news this week with the government’s announcement of their draft Government Policy Statement (GPS) on land transport.