It is probably of little surprise to most people when reports about the urban growth/sprawl in Auckland are included in news items. This one, of 51ha in Drury - Stuff: 15-April-2019 - is no different.
But after a conversation with a non-Aucklander who recently visited the area - and who drove around a few of the expanding suburbs - the overwhelming reality seems to be that the roading infrastructure is often simply not up to it. The comment being, that the main road networks to/through many inner suburbs were installed in the 1960's and 1970's when the suburbs were the destination point, and those roads are now collector roads for other suburbs now developed further out, and so are having to cope with a great number of additional traffic - changing the whole dynamics of road shape; speed; and aesthetics for those landowners adjacent to it.
Or does it not really matter - and is a typical "Auckland" issue?