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Implementing Agenda 21/30: Wellington councillors vote to investigate car-free central city by 2025

If you have had a finger on the Agenda 21 pulse you will know that being carless is their plan for you in the future. (You’ll own nothing and be happy). So we’ve seen the signs of late .. the pack and stack housing, the SNAs and more recently this one. You may have noticed in council forward planning where your input is invited, that there are street do ups everywhere. A good thing visually but when you look a little deeper the car parks are ‘disappeared’ and replaced with gardens. In Foxton when the plans were rolled out the locals protested very vigorously … however turns out the do up was already bought & paid for so they did it anyway, as councils are inclined to do these days. A flurry of ‘seeking public opinion’ first then it’s done. They use the tried & true Delphi Technique which I saw used very skilfully in Foxton. They lost 22 car parks.

Employing the Delphi Technique

In prior discussion meetings the locals shared how in places they’d lived previously businesses went bust while the do ups were in progress because nobody could get into their shops with all the construction going on. The eventual visual impact is supposed to be ‘good for business’ however once done, there’s too few car parks for customers. A no brainer really isn’t it? Try and tell them that. They do not listen as they have an agenda to implement. It’s part of the agreement signed onto in 1992. Not binding they say but the councils implement it anyway.

On a final with the carless scenario, I saved a Herald interview a few years back with a property developer on Auckland’s waterfront apartments being built. He had included basement garages which drew a comment about coming carlessness. The response was that Aucklanders were not ready yet to be carless. They will be soon I’m sure if Welly is anything to go by.

EWR

LINKS TO THE ARTICLES ON WELLINGTON’S CARLESS PLANS BELOW:

Nine councillors back removing private vehicles from Wellington’s central city by 2025

Wellington councillors vote to investigate car-free central city by 2025

Is banning cars from Central Wellington a Good Thing?

Wellington councillors vote to investigate car-free central city by 2025

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Wellington the ‘Smart Capital’ of 2040 – looks to build pack and stack housing characteristic of Agenda 2030

Plans for 34,500 new homes at Pukekohe… looking like Agenda 21/30 pack & stack housing

Wellington the ‘Smart Capital’ of 2040 – looks to build pack and stack housing characteristic of Agenda 2030

This article focuses on Island Bay from the Wellington plan for that word again ‘sustainable’ futures. And as always I reflect on the date the ‘Sustainable’ plans kicked off … 1992 with the Earth Summit & the introduction of Agenda 21. It is intriguing always to note that in its first 30 years we are looking less sustainable than ever, witness the disgusting state of pollution, the unprecedented state of homelessness (43K), the never seen before exponential debt both on a personal & a national level, and the child poverty. We rate third highest in the developed world. And still the councils waffle on about sustainability. If this were for real would they not have started out properly 30 years ago? And so they are basing this growth on the prediction we have a 7 million increase in population over the next 50 years. In fact according to one source NZ’s population is forecast to drop by 1.2 million between 2017 and 2025. That is 4.5 to 3.3 million ( a rough estimate of 1.2 million decrease every 8 years) which would see us at an approximate 7.2 million decrease rather than increase by 2070. And this forecast of growth is cited in the plan as justification for cities to go upwards, as high as 6-8 story apartment blocks. An interesting read, all the council documents (links in the article) bristling with that familiar Agenda 21/30 rhetoric. Read at the link below. EWR

https://viviennemorrell.wordpress.com/2020/08/19/island-bay-in-2043/

If you would like to learn more about Agenda 21/30 follow the links above. You could also listen to a presentation by the NZ Public Advance Party here. They are speaking out about the so called ‘sustainable’ plan which is now a well known feature of proposed global governance.

Photos: Wellington City Council Plan

Back from a $20,000 course, mayor displays his leadership skills in explaining plans for hefty rates rises

Well what’s new on the LG front? EWR

Point of Order

Wasn’t leadership among the attributes claimed by the Mayor of Wellington while campaigning for the job before the local body elections last year?

We thought so – until we heard he had been despatched (or despatched himself) to a leadership course near Queenstown.

The news was reported by Stuff:

Wellington ratepayers are forking out $20,000 for the mayor’s leadership programme at a luxury resort.

Multiple sources have confirmed to Stuff that Wellington Mayor Andy Foster was away on a six-day leadership retreat at Millbrook Resort in Arrowtown, north of Queenstown.

We can only wonder what they taught him, because the next thing we learn from the Wellington city council is that rates could be raised by 9.2%.

This is being contemplated at a time when coronavirus is taking a heavy toll on local households and businesses.

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