Guide takes business through plan
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.