Our second workshop was a rather exciting affair. It was great to get some insights from Phil Twyford himself. There were a good few people in the audience who weren’t aware of many of the issues that the minister covered.
Please be invited to the third public workshop on passenger rail and housing for Canterbury, to be held on Monday, 29 April 2019, 6.00 to 7.30pm at Tūranga (central library) in the Tautoru / TSB Space meeting room on the first floor. And once again we have an exciting guest speaker: Mark Fraser will be with us in person and talk about his experience of delivering high-density urban developments in Auckland. Mark works for HLC, a subsidiary of Housing New Zealand. They’ve been working on the Hobsonville Point development since 2006. Fun fact: 82% of Hobsonville Point children walk or ride to school. They must be doing something right and we need to have high-density developments along the railway lines to make passenger rail viable. Hence it’s vital that we discuss the suitability of this approach for Canterbury.
Obviously, we’ll be working on other topics as well during that workshop. We’ll fine-tune the programme soon and post the details here as they become available. Meanwhile, get the event into your diary if it’s of interest to you.