Cameron Brewer - Latest News [Page 1]

“Rate, tax, borrow and toll” budget passes

Thursday, 18 December 2014, 1:22 pm | Cameron Brewer

“Given the huge level of public dissatisfaction, it’s disappointing that a majority of councillors have voted for a typical centre-left budget which sees the hand coming out for much more money from Auckland households, rather than dialling back pet projects ... More >>

Turning tower into a sustainability leader – waste of money

Tuesday, 16 December 2014, 11:32 am | Cameron Brewer

“Auckland Council’s purchase of the ASB Tower arguably made some economic sense long-term, but retrofitting this 1990s glass high-rise to become some kind of modern-day sustainability leader is completely unnecessary and unwarranted. In fact it’s just ... More >>

NewCore CAPEX budget has more than doubled in two years

Thursday, 20 November 2014, 3:03 pm | Cameron Brewer

Auckland Councillor Cameron Brewer says two official council reports two years apart show the capital expenditure budget for council’s NewCore computer system increasing by more than double from $58.1m to $124m. More >>

Committed to driving economic transformation

Monday, 17 November 2014, 2:50 pm | Cameron Brewer

Speech notes: Auckland Councillor Cameron Brewer – Westpac Auckland (Central) Business Awards 2014 - Gala Dinner, Langham Hotel, Auckland - Thursday, 13 November 2014: More >>

Council budgets $854m for City Rail Link for next 3 years

Thursday, 6 November 2014, 9:42 am | Cameron Brewer

Auckland Council’s draft Long Term Plan will promote $854m being budgeted for the City Rail Link in the next three financial years which goes well beyond any proposed enabling works and property acquisition. More >>

Public now needs to have its say over new tolls

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 3:14 pm | Cameron Brewer

Public now needs to have its say over new tolls “I welcome the likes of new tolls and fuel taxes going out for public consultation after these matters have been talked about for 20 years. However the timing is not ideal as it comes on top of the likes ... More >>

Public now needs to have its say over new tolls

Wednesday, 29 October 2014, 1:22 pm | Cameron Brewer

“I welcome the likes of new tolls and fuel taxes going out for public consultation after these matters have been talked about for 20 years. However the timing is not ideal as it comes on top of the likes of imminent rates rises, fireplace bans, and ... More >>

Power outage set to cost local households millions

Sunday, 5 October 2014, 3:53 pm | Cameron Brewer

“If each of the 85,000 affected households were to lose $100 worth of perishable food, that’s a cost of $8.5 million on local residents alone, not to mention the many losses local businesses face,” says Auckland Councillor for Orakei, Cameron ... More >>

Mayor needs to intervene on Mt Smart issue

Monday, 29 September 2014, 9:20 am | Cameron Brewer

Auckland Councillor for Orakei Cameron Brewer is calling on Mayor Len Brown to break his silence on plans to force the Warriors out of Mt Smart to North Harbour Stadium and for the big games, Eden Park. More >>

$50m blow-out on Auckland Council salaries now revealed

Sunday, 21 September 2014, 11:10 am | Cameron Brewer

Auckland Council’s wage and salary budget is not only huge and controversial but it has now also blown out by a staggering $50 million, according to the council’s own Annual Report for the year ended 30 June 2014. At the same time Mayor Len Brown ... More >>

Auckland Council staff numbers and costs soar

Monday, 15 September 2014, 12:18 pm | Cameron Brewer

Auckland Council staff numbers and costs soar; 1,780 now earning over $100k – up another 20% More >>

$25m proposed Viaduct bridge not needed

Wednesday, 3 September 2014, 10:50 am | Cameron Brewer

Auckland Councillor for Orakei, Cameron Brewer, says it’s totally unacceptable that the popular Te Wero drawbridge is set for scrap heap from next year to be replaced with a shiny new $25m bridge fit for future light rail no less. In the CCO Governance ... More >>

Mayor’s proposal points to new costs for Auckland ratepayers

Thursday, 28 August 2014, 12:12 pm | Cameron Brewer

“It’s encouraging that Auckland Mayor Len Brown is forecasting future debt down and is committed to containing rates increases, but Aucklanders need to keep an eye on future money grabs such as ongoing regulatory fee increases, targeted rates, and ... More >>

Time to focus on City Rail Link funding, not fast-tracking

Monday, 18 August 2014, 3:00 pm | Cameron Brewer

When it comes to the City Rail Link every post has been promoted as a winning post. Auckland Mayor Len Brown is now celebrating a saving of $484m with the latest decision to scrap plans for a Newton station and reduce the number of trains. More >>

Cunliffe backtracks on Labour’s promised Super City overhall

Sunday, 10 August 2014, 4:51 pm | Cameron Brewer

Labour leader David Cunliffe’s tough talk today around future local government amalgamations does not hide the fact that Labour’s 2011 policies to overhaul Auckland’s “over centralised and corporatised super city” have all been dropped, infuriating ... More >>

Mayoral Office and gym wrong to make costly shift

Sunday, 27 July 2014, 5:55 pm | Cameron Brewer

After spending nearly $100,000 on refurbishing his Town Hall office, Auckland Mayor Len Brown and his 20 staff are now set to shift out – in a move set to cost ratepayers hundreds of thousands of dollars, says Auckland Councillor Cameron Brewer. More >>

Land supply issues and u-turn on business rating policy

Thursday, 24 July 2014, 1:04 pm | Cameron Brewer

Welcome to Auckland. It’s great to be here this morning at the New Zealand Council of Shopping Centres and Property Council’s 2014 Retail Conference aimed at investors, owners and managers of retail property. Recently we have seen some strong growth ... More >>

Council ignores public submission process

Thursday, 3 July 2014, 2:32 pm | Cameron Brewer

Auckland Councillor Cameron Brewer says he is disappointed a majority of councillors this morning agreed to enable Auckland Transport to lift its parking prices for the likes of early-bird and long-term commuters in council’s four CBD parking buildings ... More >>

Watercare’s latest 23.5% fee hike set to scare the horses

Tuesday, 1 July 2014, 11:26 am | Cameron Brewer

From tomorrow Watercare’s connection fee for new Auckland urban dwellings will rise by 23.5% from $9,775 to $12,075, which has already spooked the Minister for Housing, Property Council, and development sector. More >>

Len Brown strangely silent on America’s Cup

Monday, 16 June 2014, 1:14 pm | Cameron Brewer

Auckland Councillor Cameron Brewer says it’s great news that the economic impact of the NRL Nines exceeded expectations, but while the Mayor is today talking up the ‘value of major events to this city,’ he remains strangely silent on Team New ... More >>

 

 

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