Possibly because of this, they were basically all at it back then
I think, as he suggests here, that the big danger for the urbanists is that they become pigeonholed as narrow central Auckland liberals.
Yes, there was quite noticeable difference in diversity between the 2 events from the quick glimpses on the OneNews last night that I saw.
Both teams preaching to the converted to a certain extent I guess.
Isn’t the testing between tenancies being driven as much by the Insurance Companies as anything esle?
I think they require that you prove the contamination occurred during the period of cover in order to claim against your policy
The KCTMO is a not-for-profit *owned* by the Residents so I'm not sure about that profit/risk angle but if that information about the cost of cladding is correct it would be outrageous to choose the non-fired rate version in a refurb worth 10 million quid.
I see the former chairman of the KCTMO quit because he felt the refurb was beyond the capabilities of the TMO
Ah, the illusion of Democracy
Have you got a link to that?
The Unitary Plan will increase the number of multi level buildings as well as reducing the separation between dwellings that in itself increases risk.
As long as building standards are sufficient and applied correctly there should be no problem?
By all accounts the Grenfell cladding met "standards"
Agreed, but the Resident Board members hold a majority of 8 seats.
To me it just seems extraordinary to hold responsibilty for the maintenance of 10,000 properties in an unpaid volunteer position.
But it appears to be a structure the Tenants/Residents wanted back in 1996 and fought to put in place
This is interesting too, if I'm interpreting this correctly the tenants themselves are effectively responsible for the management and capital works on 10,000 properties
Seems like a big job/responsibility for unpaid Board members
Some lessons for Auckland Council here with the Unitary Plan and the push to rapidly increase construction of dwellings in Auckland.
I think at the end of this winter I'll be ditching my Sky subscription and joining the local bowling club so I have somewhere to go to watch the odd game.