Tracy Mulholland Auckland City Councillor Whau Ward
The Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply) Amendment Bill came to the agenda of the Planning Committee on Thursday 4 November. The Council is very concerned that the proposed building standards in the Bill would produce poor built outcomes for individual sites, neighbouring sites, and for neighbours. Auckland Council is proposing replacement and additional standards to ensure both the desired intensification outcome and a higher quality built form.
In essence, once the Mixed Density Residential Standards are implemented, Council is wanting the opportunity to make further refinements to standards to see that more housing is made available to Aucklanders at a higher quality than what is being originally proposed.
Auckland Council have officially committed to adopting the Tāmaki Tauawhi Kaumātua - Age-friendly Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland Action Plan.
This region-wide, cross-sector plan recognizes that older people experience barriers to participation across all areas of life, and seeks to improve the age-friendliness of Auckland’s environment, infrastructure, and services now and in the future.
The plan’s framework is uniquely designed to reflect our bicultural foundations, combining WHO domains with Te Whare Tapa Whā – a Māori wellbeing framework and te ao Māori values.
Have Your Say!
I would like to reiterate to all Beacon readers that it is important to have your say with your Councillor. Auckland councillors usually hold “Have Your Say” events and Constituent Community Clinics in person, but of course these were cancelled during lockdown. However, you can still contact your Ward Councillor regarding various community and council-related issues. If you would like to bring anything to my attention, or have tried contacting the Auckland Council contact centre but are unsure of where to go from there, I am more than happy to have a “Zoom” or face-to-face meeting. You can contact me via email on firstname.lastname@example.org