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The Auckland Council com- missioned the report to review its spatial plan. Under the Auckland Plan the council wants to contain Auck- land's growth through more intense development within the city's metropolitan urban limit (MUL). This includes the con- struction of 300,000 new homes over the next 30 years. Consultants Patrick Fontein from Studio D4 and Alistair Ray from Jasmax say the council's development targets aren't realistic. The report looks at a number of Auckland suburbs which have been earmarked for future development -- including Glen Eden, Oratia, Te Atatu Penin- sula and New Lynn. It says increased development in New Lynn would be possible over time but it will need to be carefully planned. Te Atatu Peninsula has good potential around the town cen- tre and older areas near the coast but other areas in west Auckland such as Glen Eden and Oratia aren't as viable. The report states most of the land in Glen Eden was subdivided in the late 1960s and 1970s and the sites are notice- ably smaller than other areas while Oratia is not an option. There are relatively few remaining greenfield areas in Oratia. The recent subdivisions are on very small sections and offer no chance of intensification within 30-50 years,'' the report says. Mrs Hulse says the council's final plan won't be signed off until next month and describes the report's findings as a storm in a tea cup. She says under the council's spatial plan there will be a 75/25 split between intensification within Auckland's existing urban areas and 25 percent in new greenfields areas. Containment is the only way to go. If we keep spreading out we will end up spending a for- tune to get to work each day,'' she says. This means more intense development within the city's metropolitan urban limits is the only option. But we should be able to move the (MUL) if we can provide a sensible justifi- cation for doing it.'' She points to Westgate as a perfect example. The area was outside the city's metropolitan limit but it was eventually included under changes to the District Plan. Fans say bye bye to Big Day Out By HANNAH SPYKSMA Collectors items: Rock music fan Kerri-lee Miller has kept the seven tickets she has from each Big Day Out she has been to. Her first ticket in 2000 cost $85 while 2012 tickets cost $160. Photo: JASON OXENHAM She was there when Limp Biz- kit first released hit song My Way and has had her hand trampled by the lead singer of Silverchair. But there will be no more musical moments at Big Day Out for rock fan Kerri-lee Mil- ler.The 28-year-old's love affair with the festival will end when the final event in Auckland is played out at Mt Smart Stadium today. It's been such a massive thing for so long that I really hope something else comes along for the next generation because there's really nothing else like it,'' Ms Millar says. The Avondale resident is one of thousands of fans mourning the end of an era. Organiser Ken West announced that Big Day Out would not be continuing in New Zealand next year on Tuesday afternoon. Kiwi festival promoter Campbell Smith brushed off criticism that the announce- ment was a marketing ploy. Mr Smith insists the music event is no longer viable to operate. Slow ticket sales and tower- ing costs are blamed for the event's demise but Mr Smith and his promotions company CRS Music Management started declining media inter- views late on Wednesday morning. Big Day Out first rocked Mt Smart Stadium in 1994 and Ms Millar remembers hearing stories of the event from her mother who went that year. She ventured on her own to the festival for the first time when she was just 16. Memories of being a wide- eyed teenager walking into the scorching hot stadium in jandals and a singlet have left their mark. But she has learnt from her mistakes each year and knows the best techniques for surviving the jam-packed day. The beginning of the end came for Ms Millar with a decision not to buy a ticket to this year's event. Soaring prices and not enough rock bands deterred her from going and axing hip- hop artist Kanye West wasn't enough to change the repeat- customer's mind. Auckland musician and Big Day Out artist Thom Burton believes fans shouldn't be worried despite the festival coming to an end. I don't think anyone should be too discouraged -- musicians will always find a way to get their material out there,'' he says. It's the first time Mr Burton and band Wilberforces are playing at the festival after applying for several years. The rock'n'roll outfit won a competition to perform and will open the final Big Day Out. Auckland Council is also staying positive about the dent to bookings and finances axing the festival will leave. I guess the challenge is to always make sure we continue to find exciting events and festivals for Auckland audiences,'' regional facilities spokesman Paul Brewer says.
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