Sustainable development – a joint undertaking

All towns require growth to be sustainable. With growth comes the opportunity to upgrade old infrastructure and modernize the area. Without growth, the only other source of income for the council to maintain current levels of service will be from Rates increases, which are unattainable. Alternatively, privatization with “pay as use ”model – Toll Roads, …

Submission to Draft Ten Year Plan 2012, TCC

The council recently released their draft 10 year Annual Plan and along with other things I decided to prepare a submission of the proposal to establish a boardwalk along the Pilot Bay beach reserve. Pilot Bay is a prime recreational area on the harbour side of Mount Maunganui and is popular for younger families to …

Limited Titles

Background Some titles have the wording “Limited as to Parcels” appearing underneath the title heading. This does not mean that the title is defective. It does mean that the area and boundaries of the land are not guaranteed. It was not always a requirement that land had to be surveyed as part of the subdivision …

Background: Cross Lease and Fee Simple Titles

Cross leases were a popular form of “subdivision” going as far back as the late 1960’s. In the earlier cross leases there was often no distinction made between common areas and exclusive covenant areas. Drainage was generally combined and kerb discharge for stormwater was common practice. This cost effective form of service provision ensured the …

House costs to fall as Council fees slashed

First published on www.bayofplentlytimes.co.nz by John Cousins | Thursday, February 23, 2012 Development fees in Tauranga are to be slashed in a bid to get the city’s building industry out of the doldrums. Tauranga City Council’s building impact fee for a new home will drop by $5100 – a 40 per cent reduction on the current …