Council Responds to West Auckland Violence Issues

Council respond to West Auckland violence  by SIMON DAY Last updated 12:09 23/09/2014 on Stuff.co.nz

In response to a string of violence incidents the Auckland Council will put five research staff in the Henderson town centre as it works with police to improve community safety in the area.The research phase of the new Henderson Safer Town Centre Plan is part of the council and police’s effort to target hot spots in Auckland…………

Ben Ross from Talking Auckland  responds to the above Stuff article and   makes comments on researchers and reports to deal with a violence problem,  lack of investment out West, and delays on implementing West Auckland Masterplans, and changes in the political landscape.

“While Manukau and Papakura are rated spatial priorities in the draft 2015-2025 Long Term Plan, Henderson is not and would most likely have to wait five to ten years for its turn.  ”

“We await with bated breath to see if the Council through the 2015-2025 Long Term Plan do give some love to the West…”

Click through to read the full article and his thoughts on West Auckland politics and investment.  via Council Responds to West Auckland Violence Issues.