Some things never change, even when they are in fact supposed to be in the process of change.
The government is trying quite hard to get Auckland Council to open up land so that more houses can be built. But Auckland Council are of course not happy with this because it goes against their high minded ideals.
So they’re trying to screw developers as per this story from WhaleOil.
The culprits are Auckland Council’s City Transformation Team (CTT) – who are charged with brokering deals to get development to happen including arranging infrastructure and implementing Council ambitions that will hopefully regenerate parts of Auckland.
In another world these would be laudable objectives.
The CTT really are Council’s henchmen – carrying out the dirty job of extorting freebies out of developers using infrastructure as the incentive.
Yep this is just what I have found in the past. Councils talk about wanting more development in their areas, more jobs and so on. And they have staff employed to do this.
But what they do is the reverse, they do everything they can to stop development, new businesses etc.
Glad I’m not developing right now.