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Spatial plan “rainbows” – Dunedin

Dunedin City Council critic Calvin Oaten says the city should turn all its attention to saving itself from bankruptcy rather than spending time, money and resources chasing “spatial plan” rainbows.

### ODT Online Thu, 1 Dec 2011
Opinion
As they say, there are lies, damned lies and statistics
By Calvin Oaten
“A ‘special’ Dunedin is seen in new plan.” So said the headlines covering the presentation of the council’s draft “spatial plan” to about 100 people at a public forum at Forsyth Barr Stadium recently. So what is this plan? “Dunedin Towards 2050 – a Spatial Plan for Dunedin”, sets the strategic direction for Dunedin’s growth and development for the next 30-plus years.
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DCC Draft Spatial Plan Information
Deadline for public submissions: 13/1/2012

Calvin Oaten reminds us about the long forgotten “CHOICES For The Future. Towards 2021” plan devised by DCC, released in 2001, a 20-year outlook:

“Arguably, the most egregious aspect which has driven the plan off course is the fact that Mr Harland, mayor Peter Chin and the council went on a spending spree of unprecedented proportions, commencing in 2004, taking Dunedin’s net debt from $35 million in 2002 to $457.790 million in 2013.”

Mr Harland instigated all work on the draft spatial plan for Dunedin.

Play-shaping, plain and simple.
(refer to comment by ODT Online editor)

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The Auckland Plan

It’s the season for spatial plans!

### idealog.co.nz 20 Sep 2011 at 1:40pm
Auckland’s grand plan to build the ‘world’s most liveable city’
By Esther Goh
It’s a tall order, making Auckland’s the ‘world’s most liveable city’ by 2040, but we’ll never know if we don’t try. Mayor Len Brown today launched the draft Auckland Plan, accompanied by plans for the region’s economic development, the city centre and the waterfront, which outline initiatives for urban design and business growth to secure its future as a “globally competitive city”.

The proposals shape options for how JAFAs may live and work, and the transport services they will use. The report sets out five priorities:
• dramatically accelerating the prospects of children and young people
• committing to environmental action and green growth
• outstanding public transport within one network
• radically improving urban living and the built environment
• substantially lifting living standards for all Aucklanders

Click here to have your say on the plan.

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ODT Online Tue, 20 Sep 2011
Grand vision for Auckland revealed
Auckland mayor Len Brown has today unveiled his vision to make it the world’s most liveable city by 2040. The 30-year plan looks to create a world-class city centre and waterfront with a city rail link, and to focus on improving education, health and housing. It also sets sets out how Auckland will absorb an additional one million people and build 400,000 houses to accommodate them in the next 30 years. APNZ
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Oram on Auckland Spatial Plan, and more

### nzstuff.co.nz Last updated 05:00 21/03/2011
Auckland at the crossroads
By Rod Oram – Sunday Star Times
OPINION: The Auckland Plan is a moment of opportunity for the super city.

On Wednesday, a great fight for the heart, soul and wellbeing of Aucklanders begins. But don’t worry. It’s not all about Auckland. If the region gets this right, the rest of the country will benefit strongly from more effective approaches to development. In one corner stands the Auckland Council led by mayor Len Brown. It will present its view of the city’s future when it delivers that day a discussion document on the Auckland Plan. The paper will look at the region in a new way. For the first time, it will bring together data, analysis and insights on the human, economic, environmental, social, cultural and other factors that make Auckland what it is today. Crucially, though, it will use this new analysis to show us options for the region’s future. It’s up to Aucklanders to consider, debate, agree and act with the new powers the region gained through the creation of the super city.

In the other corner stands the Key government, led on these Auckland issues by Rodney Hide, minister of local government. Last week, the cabinet released a set of eight papers giving its very entrenched positions on Auckland’s future. What a miserable view it was. When Hide and his ministerial colleagues think of Auckland they imagine only more of the same, warts and all. In their view, Auckland has to ooze out across the landscape in low-value, low-growth ways.
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aucklandtransportblog critiques Oram on Spatial Plan (21 Mar 2011)

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Transportation planning at Dunedin

### ODT Online Mon, 4 Apr 2011
Editorial: Talking about transport needs
Long-term planning, by its very nature, involves the use of the present to predict the future and therefore carries a high risk of inherent failure. When the Dunedin City Council – or any other local body – talks of 50-year plans, it is entering the realm of unpredictability. Global change is occurring at such a rapid pace today that decisions involving commitments beyond even 10 years ahead are fraught with potential pitfalls.
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DCC: “Your City/Our Future” Community Engagement Programme

Tabled at Dunedin City Council’s Finance and Strategy Committee Meeting on Monday:

Report – FSC – 21/06/2010 (PDF, 192.9 kb, new window)
“Your City/Our Future” Community Engagement Programme

“It is proposed that the Council’s futures thinking on the City Development Strategy (Spatial Plan), the Sustainability Programme and the Community Outcomes be undertaken in a single co-ordinated programme… This community engagement programme is a key element of the strategic direction for the City and the Council’s agreement is sought to the proposed approach. Councillors will be involved at key stages to provide leadership in reviewing and setting the vision for the city.”

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