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Botany and Ormiston Times : Botany and Ormiston Times Thursday May 14 2015
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However, smaller properties are increasing, particularly for the most recent buyers. Apartments are beginning to feature more, at eight per cent of those purchased since 2010, up from four per cent the previous decade and just one per cent in the 90s. Alongside this, section sizes are decreasing. While most (71 per cent) of sections of the past were 600 square metres or more, today most sections (62 per cent) are under 600 square metres or less, with 35 per cent on less than 400 square metres. The Barfoot & Thompson ➤➤ First Home Survey questioned more than 1000 Aucklanders about their first home purchase including when, what and how they purchased. Respondents ranged from recent purchasers to those who bought their first house before 1970. ALCOHOL LEGISLATION Evidence to keep booze bans RESIDENTS are being asked to provide any evidence of alcohol- related crime or disorder in public places, in a bid to keep current local alcohol policies in place. Changes to the Local Government Act 2002 introduced a higher threshold to be met to allow an existing alcohol ban to be retained. Those that do not meet the higher threshold will lapse next October 31. Included in the legislation changes is the requirement for a review to ensure that alcohol bans are only retained in areas of high alcohol related crime or disorder. As part of the Auckland Council Alcohol Control Bylaw, local boards have been delegated to review the alcohol bans existing in their local board area. To keep an alcohol ban in place, it is a legislative requirement to have documented evidence of alcohol-related crime or disorder. Howick Local Board deputy chair Adele White says there are currently 194 alcohol bans in the Howick Local Board area. But these bans will lapse unless there is clear evidence of alcohol- related crime and disorder. “Staff have analysed legacy council information and taken a look at relatively recent police data, which has resulted in evidence to retain 14 crucial alcohol ban areas,” she says. There is enough evidence to support retaining alcohol bans in Marine Parade, part of Bowscale Place (including walkways and Tarnica Reserve), Bleakhouse Reserve, Meadowland Park, Howick Village shopping area, Bucklands Beach (including the hall grounds), Eastern Beach, Falstaff Place and Reserve, Howick Beach, Barry Curtis Park (car park and adjoining road), William Green Domain, Mellons Bay and Cascades Walkway. “However,” Ms White says, “it’s critical for residents, community groups and businesses to provide any alcohol-related evidence for the areas where alcohol bans are proposed to lapse.” The other 180 alcohol bans will lapse unless public submissions provide sufficient evidence to justify their retention. Submissions on specific local ban areas will be accepted from June 19-July 17 and should be accompanied by evidence of crime or disorder attributed to alcohol. This might include broken bottles, general disorder, excessive noise, or intimidation that occurs on a regular basis. The public submission process is designed to obtain evidence of alcohol-related crime or disorder from members of the public for those areas where legacy council information or police data is limited. More information is online ➤➤ at www.shapeauckland.co.nz.
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