The major lacking of the plan is that it does not shed light on the full breadth of business engagement activities and actions proposed in the Economic Development Strategy (EDS) (Rozov, 2013) . Nor does it set out council investment plans those are in the Long-term Plan. In order to have an idea about the success or failure of the plan we will have to wait for at least few years and the horizon of 30 years on the whole to come on the conclusive statement about the extent of success of the plan. The council frequently reports the implementation of the unitary plan by publishing an annual implementation update report. The report is the statutory obligation of the council and the main focus of the report is to highlight the successes of the plan in the previous year and the focuses of the unitary plan in the year ahead. The reservations raised by the Minister’s response centre questions the success of the plan especially those which are topic of discussion of this particular study. The transportation improvement plans and their affordability are being questioned by the response. Moreover, the value for money and effectiveness in relation to the overcrowding of the programs of project proposed in the transport section of unitary plan are not satisfactory. There also exist a lack of clarity of goals and unsatisfactory explanations of the responsibilities’ allocation may also hinder the success of unitary plan in future. The most objected one among the details provided about transportation reforms in the document of unitary plan, is resourcing around Aukland’s people and southern initiatives.