Howick and Pakuranga Times
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4 --- Howick and Botany Times, Wednesday, February 19, 2014 www.times.co.nz "OUR RIGHTS -- LIFESTYLE & VALUES ARE AT STAKE" WE ARE LISTING THE FOLLOWING CONCERNS 1. Absolute concern on the complexity of the Draft Unitary Plan for the lay person to disseminate and understand its provisions. 2. Our understanding is that Watercare Services Ltd have concerns on the ability to cope with the projected increase in providing water and sewerage infrastructure and are gagged from publically voicing their concerns at this point in time. 3. Auckland Transport (in our opinion) is a total mess and we question the ability of Auckland Transport to cope with the massive increase in roading and parking to support the projected population increase in the Howick/Pakuranga/Botany area. 4. With the projected population increase, we believe neither the Waipuna nor Panmure bridges across the Tamaki River could realistically cope. ("More than 120,000 vehicles daily use the bridges, more than State Highway One through Victoria Park." -- Howick and Pakuranga Times 12/4/2012). 5. The ability of people to leave the area in the event of a natural disaster could be greatly compromised e.g. volcanic eruption. 6. We do not believe that Auckland Council has the evidence to support the need for an additional 300,000 dwellings in the greater Auckland area. If it has, show us! 7. The Plan is suggesting that future section sizes for dwellings will be reduced from 400m2 to 200m2 (where there were once 2 dwellings there could now be 10). 8. The late intensification changes to the Unitary Plan have not been widely circulated to the public, specifically Zone planning changes in the Pakuranga area, which support our concerns. 9. The lack of democracy in Auckland Council decisions as non-elected members are influencing some of the outcomes of Council Committee decisions. 10. The haste and timing of the consultation period especially due to the recent changes for the changes to the Unitary Plan due to the Christmas/holiday period when a lot of people are away on holiday. 11. Our lifestyle will be drastically affected by this proposed concentration of dwellings including insufficient open green spaces and sports fields. We urge everyone to express their concerns about the Draft Unitary Plan to Councillors Sharon Stewart 021 282 1144 or Dick Quax 021 286 7766. Submissions close on February 28, 2014. More details at: aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/haveyoursay or email: firstname.lastname@example.org GreyPower HOWICK/PAKURANGA ASSOCIATION INC CORNER AVIEMORE DRIVE & PAKURANGA ROAD www.highlandparkshoppingcentre.co.nz Highland Park Shopping Centre 125148 proudly supports GreyPower.
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