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Greenmount Landfill to Park update

February 2019

The process for handover from EnviroWaste to Auckland Council in preparation for public use has been further delayed. A ceremony was held at the site on 14 December 2016 to mark the delivery of one of the last loads of topsoil prior to the Howick Local Board progressing the development into a public park. However further earthworks and additional topsoil is required to ensure quality of the final surfaces, compliance with consents and preparation of the site for safe long-term operations and maintenance. 

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Auckland Council 10-Year Budget 2018-28

31 May 2018

Auckland Council approved its Long Term Plan 2018-2028 /10 year Budget on 31 May. Whilst holding a general rates increase to 2.5%, Council approved new rates and a Regional Fuel Tax to target specific issues facing Auckland. These include...

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Unitary Plan - Transpower Appeals and other outcomes

December 2017
The Transpower Appeals to the High Court and Environment Court, which were the final aspects of the Unitary Plan being pursued by GETBA and other Business Association partners, have been resolved. Overall with regard to the Unitary Plan we can be satisfied that GETBA's submission and three year process of hearings and mediations have had a favourable outcome...

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Auckland Council draft budget 2017/18 consultation

February 2017

The mayor proposed new revenue streams, including targeted rates, to fund investment in infrastructure to accomodate Auckland's growth.

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Draft Annual Plan and Budget 2016/2017 - a win for business

In what is a win for business, Auckland Council decided not to increase the proportion of the Interim Transport Levy (introduced by stealth a year ago) to be paid by business in the Annual Budget 2016/2017.

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Review of Alcohol Bans, July - October 2015

GETBA is disappointed that the Howick Local Board has not listened to GETBA and 97 submitters and has allowed the alcohol bans in the East Tamaki industrial precinct to lapse on all affected streets (see map)...

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Draft Long Term Plan 2015-2025

View GETBA's submission on Auckland Council's proposed 10 year budget. Issues of interest to business include fixing and funding transport, differential rating (general and wastewater rates) and increasing charges for...

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Draft Local Approved Product Policy - Legal Highs, February 2015

GETBA's submission objected to the proposed Policy on the basis that the resulting regulation from the proposed LAPP means that retail premises selling psychoactive substances will be permitted in many industrial areas within Auckland.

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Bylaw Reviews 2014-2015

Signage Bylaw

Stormwater Bylaw

Submissions closed in October 2014 (click here to view GETBA's submissions).


Rates and the Business Differential

GETBA has lobbied against the business differential on Council Rates. In our view, Council's timeframe to reduce this business differential over 10 years is too slow.

For consultation on other recent Council plans and resulting submissions, see our submissions page


Collaborative approach

For a major industrial area such as East Tamaki it is critical that decision making is made at the regional rather than local level. The collective strength through collaboration of commercial industrial associations across Auckland is being actively pursued. Collaborating with five other industrial associations on the Unitary Plan is an example of this collaboration in action.