GETBA examines Auckland Council changes for their implications for business

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Mayoral Proposal for Auckland Council 10-year budget 2018-28

29 November 2017

Mayor Goff's key priorities include increasing infrastructure spend to ease traffic congestion (largely City Rail Link and public transport improvements) through a regional fuel tax replacing the interim transport levy.

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Unitary Plan - Outcome Update

November 2017
The Transpower Appeals to the High Court and Environment Court, which were the final aspects of the Unitary Plan being pursued by GETBA and other Business Association partners, have been resolved. Overall with regard to the Unitary Plan we can be satisfied that GETBA's submission and three year process of hearings and mediations have had a favourable outcome...

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Greenmount Landfill to Park project

December 2016

A ceremony was held at the site on 14 December to mark the delivery of one of the last loads of topsoil prior to the Howick Local Board progressing the development into a public park. 

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Auckland Council draft budget 2017/18 consultation

February 2017

The mayor proposed new revenue streams, including targeted rates, to fund investment in infrastructure to accomodate Auckland's growth.

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Draft Annual Plan and Budget 2016/2017 - a win for business

In what is a win for business, Auckland Council decided not to increase the proportion of the Interim Transport Levy (introduced by stealth a year ago) to be paid by business in the Annual Budget 2016/2017.

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Review of Alcohol Bans, July - October 2015

GETBA is disappointed that the Howick Local Board has not listened to GETBA and 97 submitters and has allowed the alcohol bans in the East Tamaki industrial precinct to lapse on all affected streets (see map)...

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Draft Long Term Plan 2015-2025

View GETBA's submission on Auckland Council's proposed 10 year budget. Issues of interest to business include fixing and funding transport, differential rating (general and wastewater rates) and increasing charges for...

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Draft Local Approved Product Policy - Legal Highs, February 2015

GETBA's submission objected to the proposed Policy on the basis that the resulting regulation from the proposed LAPP means that retail premises selling psychoactive substances will be permitted in many industrial areas within Auckland.

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Bylaw Reviews 2014-2015

Signage Bylaw

Stormwater Bylaw

Submissions closed in October 2014 (click here to view GETBA's submissions).

 

Rates and the Business Differential

GETBA has lobbied against the business differential on Council Rates. In our view, Council's timeframe to reduce this business differential over 10 years is too slow.

For consultation on other recent Council plans and resulting submissions, see our submissions page

 

Collaborative approach

For a major industrial area such as East Tamaki it is critical that decision making is made at the regional rather than local level. The collective strength through collaboration of commercial industrial associations across Auckland is being actively pursued. Collaborating with five other industrial associations on the Unitary Plan is an example of this collaboration in action.