Amidst a Chronic Housing Shortage Auckland Council kicks out 14 families to make way for a carpark?

Oh the depths to which our leaders have sunk! Fourteen families evicted and told to find housing elsewhere? And for a carpark? Here we have more of the sheer insanity in the decision-making ranks of our ‘paradise’ down under. People are living in cars, garages, sleeping rough, you name it,  and they are demolishing perfectly good homes? On top of that we have the government/corporation (did you know your country is a corporation?) selling off our state housing stock & contemplating paying families $5,000 to relocate out of Auckland. What are they really up to?

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newshub.co.nz  If you ever needed reminding how woefully out of touch Auckland Council is when it comes to dealing with the housing crisis, this is it.

Fourteen properties on the edge of Monte Cecilia Park in the Auckland suburb of Royal Oak are about to be bulldozed. What for?

They’re landscaping it and putting a carpark in.

At a time when we have a housing crisis and people are living in cars!

I know! I hear you!

The rationale on the Council’s website is even more ridiculous and downright insane.

They say the houses need to go as Auckland is growing and needs more open space. Hello? Don’t we also need more houses if we’re growing?

The Council also says removing the houses will improve access and visibility into the park.

It also “makes the most of the breath-taking views into Monte Cecilia Park with its gently sloping hills, majestic specimen trees and stately homestead,” Kataraina Maki, Auckland Council’s General Manager Community and Social Policy says on the website.

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Monte Cecelia Park, that the new car park will serve

So apparently Aucklanders are more in need of parks than housing. This is just lunacy. We have people living in cars down the road in Mangere.

Time to wake up Auckland Council.

SOURCE: http://www.newshub.co.nz/nznews/auckland-council-kicks-out-families-to-make-way-for-carpark-2016063014#ixzz4D62FhYI8

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https://envirowatchrangitikei.wordpress.com/2015/08/14/why-our-state-housing-stock-is-being-sold-off-while-thousands-of-kiwis-are-homeless/


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2 thoughts on “Amidst a Chronic Housing Shortage Auckland Council kicks out 14 families to make way for a carpark?”

  1. Pam, Go to here on the Auckland City Council’s website,
    http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/en/planspoliciesprojects/plansstrategies/theaucklandplan/energyresiliencelowcarbonactionplan/Pages/home.aspx
    Download the PDF “Low Carbon Auckland Plan.” Read it and you will see Len Brown wants to transform Auckland into a “compact city” and to “foster the greening of our built environment.”
    So that’s why houses are getting bulldozed. The suburbs will be greened and people will be made to live in high rise apartment blocks.
    Len Brown joined Auckland to the C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group in December. Auckland has no idea of what that entails. But seeing news articles like this – it all makes horrible sense. The sad thing is carbon is not a pollutant. The UN with it’s need for population control, socialism, a universal carbon tax and metered, controlled people is behind all of this. Anyway – read it and weep. I will blog about to warn as many people as I can.
    Cheers,
    Jo

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