Auckland Council planning for population boom
Tue, 09 Oct 2012 9:41a.m.
By 3 News online staff
Over the next two decades, New Zealand's population is expected to grow to more than five million people - and two million of those will live in Auckland.
Deputy mayor Penny Hulse says people want to live in suburbs which are well-serviced, so the Auckland Council needs to take this into account when planning for a population boom.
Ms Hulse says the Auckland Council is looking to Seattle as a blueprint for the city’s future.
“When you plan well for growth you plan 10, 15 years out so we’re planning for our infrastructure needs for the next 20 years,” Ms Hulse told Firstline this morning.
She denies passing debt on to future generations, saying it is the council’s responsibility to manage this debt over the coming years.
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9/10/2012 10:28:49 a.m.
They also want to ive in suburbs where the traffic flows unimpeded by speed humps, non-sequenced traffic lights, poor road markings....and rates at a sensible level.
9/10/2012 9:54:48 a.m.
Retiring baby boomers will be fleeing the unafforable rate increases. Only foreign students will be able to afford to study here. Rich Chinese may buy here to fill the gaps. In two decades raters will be triple what they are now, with marginal increase in income.
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