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Growth Management in New Zealand

planasaurus

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Hi. Could anybody tell me what kinds of growth management controls are in use in New Zealand (things such as growth boundaries, regional planning, etc.). Or could you give me a link to such information. What governmental agency is responsible? Is sprawl even a problem there?

Thanks.
 

Aroha

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Kia ora
Growth managment in NZ is effects based through the Resource Managment Act and local District Plans. There is a sprawl problem... Auckland is one of the largest cities in the world in terms of area, with only 1.3 million people taking up a lotta space! My city, Wellington is enforcedly compact due to geography (steep hills round a harbour, but over the hills sprawl is eating up the countryside and we are trying to address it with a inter-council approach.
Ka kite ano
 

JNL

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Planasaurus - just saw this post. If you are still interested in further information, websites for the 3 major Regional Councils are:
www.arc.govt.nz
www.wrc.govt.nz
www.ecan.govt.nz

Auckland has a Regional Growth Forum - the link for this is on the 1st of these websites.
 

peter lowitt

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Waitakere

Apologies if I'm misspelling the name, Waitakere is located just west of Aukland and call itself Eco City. They appear to be very progressive in how they address sprawl issues. They have an eco-shopping center, eco-hospital and use transit oriented development as an organizing theme for development.
 

JNL

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Yes you spelt it correctly Peter - but can you pronounce it??

Website is www.waitakere.govt.nz
 

peter lowitt

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NO

I spent a week stumbling over how to (mis) pronounce Waitakerie. I will have to ask for help to avoid a serious repetition of foot in mouth when I head back to Napier next year.
Peter
 

JNL

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It sort of sounds like why-tuck-aree with the r slightly rolled.

We have lots of Maori place names - how about Otangarei, Whangamata, Paekakariki, Paraparaumu, and Oamaru!!
 
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