Mark Thomas - New Mayor for Auckland

Radio NZ: Unitary Plan Takes A Hard Line

In my comments to Radio New Zealand¬†on the Unitary Plan, I say that it’s the council itself that has caused many of the problems.

My opponent Phil Goff says this is the Plan that’s needed, but I think it takes an unnecessarily hard line.

We haven’t spent enough money on the transport and infrastructure that new housing needs, and we are still taking too long to process consents.

We know we need more housing, but there were other aspects to the development of Auckland that needed to be reflected – character protection and also rural living.


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