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As a farmer with land adjacent to lifestyle development it may seem strange that I am strongly in favour of limiting the city housing spread. Common business decisions suggest that I should encourage housing on my land because of the huge increase in the value of said land. However the Poverty Bay flats are some of the most productive and fertile land in the country and it is imperative that it is protected for food production. Once lost to housing we can never get it back. It is time to consider multistory dwellings closer to the CBD where people can live and easily commute to work without transport ?
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There should be a focus on aligning development strategies with reinvigorating the central district. Mixed use and higher density housing within the CBD will encourage activity in this area.
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» How do we make better use of our town centre? less generic shops, more boutique local shops

» Should we have less cars in our CBD? yes, have none!

» Do we need to make the CBD:

> more compact? yes

> mixed use?

» How can we future proof our settlements? cycleways/walkways/green spaces/energy efficient

» How do we support the growth and development of our rural townships? more funding, playgrounds, parks., toilets
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The newly redeveloped (LJ Hooker) building on Reads Quay has introduced a quality of material and architectural design that is very much lacking along this important river-city interface. I would like to see future development along Reads Quay continue to be of this calibre. This includes nicer and wider footpaths, no more driveways, no more multi level carparks, roller doors or loading bays or garish colour schemes. It's clear that most of the buildings in this block are nearing the end of their useful life - so having some guidance about how they should look and function (when re-developed) will help this part of the city eventually become a really high quality - and well used public area.
In the shorter-term, this area could be made easier, safer and more attractive to use if the parking ticket machines were moved from the middle of the footpath (on the river-side of road) and the bridge-side corners of Peel Street-Reads Quay were widened so people - particularly with prams and motor scooters - aren't so exposed to vehicles while waiting to cross the road.
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The newly redeveloped (LJ Hooker) building on Reads Quay has introduced a quality of material and architectural design that is very much lacking along this important river-city interface. I would like to see future development along Reads Quay continue to be of this calibre. This includes nicer and wider footpaths, no more driveways, no more multi level carparks, roller doors or loading bays or garish colour schemes. It's clear that most of the buildings in this block are nearing the end of their useful life - so having some guidance about how they should look and function (when re-developed) will help this part of the city eventually become a really high quality - and well used public area.
In the shorter-term, this area could be made easier, safer and more attractive to use if the parking ticket machines were moved from the middle of the footpath (on the river-side of road) and the bridge-side corners of Peel Street-Reads Quay were widened so people - particularly with prams and motor scooters - aren't so exposed to vehicles while waiting to cross the road.
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