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Mayor launches plan to boost youth employment

Mayor Len Brown today launched a plan to increase youth employment in Auckland at a summit attended by Auckland’s key business leaders, young people and government agencies. The ‘Mayor’s Youth Employment Traction Plan’ includes a new office to coordinate youth employment initiatives across the region, a pledge to boost numbers in Auckland Council’s graduate and …

Have your say on Auckland’s low carbon transformation

Auckland Council is seeking feedback on a plan developed collaboratively to improve Auckland’s energy resilience and reduce Auckland’s greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 40 per cent by 2040. More than 150 companies and organisations have come together to produce the draft Low Carbon Auckland Action Plan, which paints a picture of an innovative, highly-mobile city …

Cultural Impact Assessments: progress and myth-busting

Councillor Alf Filipaina wrote in this morning’s NZ Herald about Cultural Impact Assessments and the related provisions in the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan. He outlined the progress that’s being made to address concerns and help make the rules more workable, and tackled some of the myths that have arisen about them. His opinion piece is …

First chance to see wonderful Waitawa

Auckland’s newest regional park opens to the public this weekend with two days of exciting activities and opportunities to explore.  Mayor Len Brown, iwi representatives and special guests attended a special opening ceremony on the park on Friday 7 March.  Councillor Christine Fletcher, chair of council’s Parks, Recreation and Sport Committee welcomed the new park …

Unitary Plan submissions: 4,260 and counting

More than 4,260 submissions on the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan have now been registered, with many more to come. As expected, the majority of submissions came in on the last week of the five-month submission period: through the online form, by email, by post or through libraries and council service centres. The closing date was …

Council to increase help for resource consent applicants contacting iwi

Auckland Council will contact iwi on behalf of applicants whose resource consents may need a Cultural Impact Assessment (CIA), removing one of the key areas of concern for people impacted by new provisions in the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan. This step is one of a number of moves the council is making to help applicants, …

Submissions rolling in

Nearly 3000 submissions on the unitary plan have been registered so far, with more in the inbox and many more expected from libraries, service centres through the post and by email today. We don’t expect to have a final confirmed figure before the end of next week. Don’t forget that if you’re submitting online, you’ve …

Hit submit before 5pm Friday

There are only a few more days to get in your submission on the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan – and don’t forget if you’re doing it online, you’ve got to hit submit by 5pm to make sure you meet the deadline. See the online form here Submissions can also be dropped off in any library, …