Guide takes busi­ness through plan

Central Leader - - NEWS -

A new guide to help busi­nesses un­der­stand how the pro­posed uni­tary plan could af­fect them has been re­leased.

Shap­ing a busi­ness-friendly city iden­ti­fies strong cen­tres, new busi­ness land and bet­ter trans­port links as es­sen­tial for Auck­land’s growth.

Deputy mayor Penny Hulse says it is im­por­tant busi­nesses have their say on the pro­posed plan.

The doc­u­ment sum­marises the key as­pects that are rel­e­vant to busi­nesses, Ms Hulse says.

‘‘That in­cludes en­abling busi­ness clus­ter­ing and the in­no­va­tion that comes with it, safe­guard­ing ex­ist­ing busi­ness land and se­cur­ing new land for busi­ness growth.

‘‘It also looks at how more com­pact and high-qual­ity cen­tres across Auck­land will help to cre­ate pub­lic trans­port and in­fra­struc­ture in­vest­ment more vi­able, make busi­nesses more ac­ces­si­ble to staff and cus­tomers and help cre­ate a city where skilled young peo­ple choose to live and work ahead of com­peti­tor cities over­seas.’’

Sub­mis­sions on the pro­posed uni­tary plan are open un­til Fe­bru­ary 28.

The coun­cil is urg­ing busi­nesses to have their say on the parts of the plan they sup­port as well as those they want to change.

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