Property Council

Property Council government relations director Matt Paterson says something needs to be done with urban planning

Planning top election priority for Property Council

Tue 12 Sep 2

Property lobby says Nats' RMA reform not enough.

Retail Futurist Howard Saunders says “The reality on high streets around the world is the death of big, generalist department stores selling other people’s stuff"

Is the future of retail scary?

Mon 31 Jul 2

Visiting retail futurist Howard Saunders says the vision for the future of retail is an odd one.

Property Council chief executive Connal Townsend says in one district plan the heritage provisions were applied to a 14-year-old Lockwood home and that is the work of an "insane mind"

Loosening or scrapping of councils' land use regulations needed urgently – Property Council

Mon 24 Jul 3

The one constant is regulatory issues causing constraints on land and most of that comes down to district plans or in Auckland the Unitary Plan, Property Council chief Connal Townsend says.

SIMON BERRY: 'We seem to have a new breed of politicians and officials who think of this type of ad hocery and a high-handed approach to due process as being the norm'

High-handed approach leading to delay in resource management decisions

Fri 26 May

Environment legal firm Berry Simons says recent legislation is symptomatic of the continuing decay of New Zealand’s resource management decisions.

EMA chief executive Kim Campbell

New Zealand is ready for big changes to planning and environment rules

Fri 21 Apr

A cohesive plan to reform planning and the country’s Resource Management Act is vital for the country’s prosperity, a coalition of business and environmental organisations says.

Property Council chief executive Connal Townsend

Proposed Auckland Council levy could kill property development

Fri 17 Feb

Auckland Council’s proposed targeted rate on large-scale developments to pay for infrastructure could stop projects stone cold dead.


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