Auckland Plan 2050
From Our Auckland. Following significant levels of public interest, Auckland Council has adopted the Auckland Plan 2050. The plan sets the direction for Auckland’s growth and development over the next 30 years, responding to the key opportunities and challenges faced by Auckland.
Research reports: coming soon
Watch for these Auckland Council research reports coming soon. *Environment* Auckland air emissions inventory 2016 – home heating Auckland air emissions inventory 2016 – industry Auckland air emissions inventory 2016 – transport Auckland air emissions inventory 2016 – sea transport Central Waitematā Harbour ecology monitoring 2000-2017 Upper Waitematā Harbour ecology monitoring 2000-2017 Kaipara Harbour ecological monitoring programme: report on data collected between October 2009 and January 2016, TR2017/021 Probability of occurrence of acid sulphate soils in the Auckland region River water quality annual report 2016, TR2018/003 Water quality investigation: Christmas Beach, Green Bay, Foster Bay and Huia Bay Auckland *Land use* Publicly owned land in Auckland Soil moisture monitoring in the Auckland region - programme establishment ***** Note: the reports are in review and final publishing checks with council manager approval. A listing here does not guarantee publication and delays are possible.
Auckland transport projects
The Minister of Transport and Mayor of Auckland have announced funding for Auckland transport projects including light rail, Penlink and Mill Road. Extract from the media release: Auckland Transport Alignment Project (ATAP) major investments include: Committed projects like the City Rail Link and northern motorway improvements. Light rail Eastern busway (Panmure-Botany) Airport-Puhinui State highway upgrade, including a high quality public transport link to an upgraded Puhinui rail station Bus priority programme, to more rapidly grow Auckland’s bus lane network and support faster, more reliable and more efficient bus services Albany-Silverdale bus improvements Lower cost East West Link to address key freight issues in the area Papakura-Drury motorway widening First phase of the Mill Road corridor Penlink (tolled) Walking and cycling programme to expand the network and complete key connections (e.
Our land 2018
The Ministry for the Environment and Statistics New Zealand have published a new report on land in New Zealand, Our land 2018. Summary of the main findings: Our soil is affected by erosion and intensive agriculture: 192 million tonnes of soil are lost every year from erosion – 44 percent of this is from pasture. Soil quality testing shows 2 out of 7 indicators give reason for concern, with 48 percent of tested sites outside the target range for phosphorus content and macroporosity.