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The goal is to allow Auckland to develop and grow under a system that is “Simple, Efficient, Thrifty, and Affordable while still making Auckland ‘The Most Live able City.’” So how can we allocate, develop and utilise Auckland’s finite land supply in the most efficient manner but still hold to the principles of being affordable and environmentally (physically and socially) sound. What I propose mixed model system of land allocation/development/utilisation that would be best suited to Auckland’s diversified needs. The mixed model system would comprise of two elements: ● Centralised Master (Community) Plan ● Semi-Liberal Simplified “District” Development Both elements of the mixed model will still have to however comply with these basic requirements: ● Follow and Implement the New Zealand Urban Design Protocol ● Follow these philosophies (The (Auckland) Regional Land Allocation/Development/Utilisation Philosophies): ○ Would you and your family live here happily? ○ Would you work here happily? ○ Would you and your family use this recreational space while feeling safe? ○ Would it be something you would allow your next generation to inherit? ○ Not contravene the principles of the Resource Management Act 1991 (i.e. the land allocation/development/utilisation will not create severe adverse effects – or simply put, lower the amenity of the surrounding existing physical and social environment)
A Centralised Master (Community) Plan is where the subject land use is performed under a strict prescription. That prescription would provide the covenants on land allocation, land utilisation, urban design and “rules” around what types of activities or future activities that could or could not be carried out. Centralised Master (Community) Plans would utilised in areas that have significant value or consequences (both positive and negative) to either the surrounding area or the entire city thus land allocation/development/utilisation inside these CMCP’s could not be left strictly to more market forces (as would be seen in a Semi-Liberal Simplified Planned District development). A Semi-Liberal Planned District is where the subject land use is performed under more flexible operations than land use under a CMCP scheme. The SLPD Model would be split into two subsections; one subsection dealing with already utilised land (so brownfield type development or existing residential), the other subsection dealing with greenfield developments. However the principles of the Semi-Liberal Planned District model of land allocation/development are the same. The principles of an SLPD being: Follows the R-LADU-P bullet pointed above Works collaboratively with local community Achieves the desires of the local community (or region) in question Delivers affordable, efficient and desirable products or outcomes to the community or region Should not require “excessive” Council intervention due to the final product of a SLPD application having a negative effect (contravening the Philosophies mentioned above)