Growth cities in New Zealand need innovative new financial solutions so that housing can be built faster and more efficiently.
Why do we need new funding and financing mechanisms?
1. To provide public infrastructure to meet the demand and pace of desired housing delivery. Auckland is growing by 45,000 new residents a year and...
March 14 – 15
Professional Administrators Forum. Wharewaka Function Centre, Wellington
Inclusive Growth Summit. Wharewaka Function Centre, Wellington
March 19 - 20
Urban Futures New Zealand. Crowne Plaza, Auckland
March 19 - 20
New Zealand Infrastructure Funding. Crowne Plaza, Auckland
By FRANA DIVICH – PARTNER, HEANEY & PARTNERS.
Stopped clock provisions come under scrutiny again.
At the end of 2016, the Supreme Court in Lee v Whangarei District Council 1 NZLR 401 held that homeowners who had applied for assessors’ reports stopped the clock running for limitation purposes, not just for proceedings in the...
As the need for more infrastructure projects around the country gains momentum, Wayne Scott from the Aggregate and Quarry Association calls for a closer dialogue with local government.
If you are involved with any council budget for infrastructure, you’re likely to be well aware that the price of the...
Cromwell Wastewater Treatment Plant
Big picture thinking delivers huge savings to Central Otago District Council.
Central Otago is the country’s most inland region, set amongst a stunning backdrop that is both vast and undulating. The Central Otago District Council services an area of 9969 km2 and has one of the lowest population...
A farmer-centric approach to addressing rural waste
Fraser Scott and Simon Andrew call for strong local partnerships with territorial local authorities to address rural waste issues. They were speaking at the WasteMINZ annual conference.
Inorganic rural waste in New Zealand is a serious problem. Research undertaken in Canterbury,...
Homeowners in many parts of the country have been wasting tens of thousands of dollars installing failing wastewater units while some regional and district councils have turned a blind eye, says Noel Roberts. He reports on steps to address the problem.
Ray Hedgland is the manager of the On-site Effluent Treatment National Testing...
Overseas governments are getting tougher with manufacturers and producers of products and packaging. But New Zealand is lagging behind. Marty Hoffart sketched the arguments for change at the recent WasteMINZ Conference. He says there is no reason why a container deposit scheme could not be introduced here.
SOLGM CEO Karen Thomas reflects on the 2018 local government year and predicts what the incumbent government will bring about next.
This time last year I wrote a similar predictions piece against a backdrop of a newly-elected parliament, a change of government (in some ways unexpected) and a policy community coming to grips with what it...