The Long Bay - Okura Great Park Society was formed in 1996 to convince local, regional and central government to work together with us for the creation of a 1,000 acre Great Park at Long Bay in North Auckland. More about the society.

Latest News

Featured post

Your help needed urgently

Long Bay Okura Great Park Society in legal process to protect the Marine Reserve and Park

The Long Bay Okura Marine Reserve, and the beautiful landscape and the rural ambience of Long Bay Regional Park are at risk of losing their protections from the impact of the Long Bay development because of challenges presented in the Auckland Unitary Plan process.

The protections written into the Long Bay Structure Plan fought so hard for by the Society and community in the Environment Court so recently need to be fought for again.

The land on the south-eastern side of the Okura Estuary, adjacent to the Regional Park, protected from development in two previous Environment Court cases, is also under threat of extensive intensive development. The Society is fighting to protect the provisions of these Court cases.

This is hugely costly and we need funding urgently.

Please press our Donate button and help us to raise the funds. Our costs have already started.

All donations are tax deductible.

Filed under: News on October 21, 2014

Long Bay Spring Step-out

Rotary Browns Bay Announce New Long Bay Community Walk

A Spring Step Out event will be held on Sunday, 12 October offering an outstanding walking route which begins at Long Bay College and heads through the Long Bay Regional Park, right up to Piripiri Point above the Okura River.
Continue reading

Filed under: News on September 16, 2014

Welcome to our new website

We are proud and excited to announce the ‘going live’ of our new website. This has many more features than our previous one and will enable your committee to keep you more regularly informed of the any news, the issues we are dealing with, background information, coming events, links to other relevant organisations and websites, and other things relevant to the Society.
Continue reading

Filed under: News on July 10, 2014

March 2014 Newsletter

  • The PAUP and the LBSP
  • PAUP and Okura
  • AGM – guest speaker Dr Roger Grace

We are now well into the New Year and I am glad to at last be able to up-date you on where we are up to in regards to the concerns we have had with the Auckland Unitary Plan.
Continue reading

Filed under: News on March 1, 2014

November 2013 Newsletter

  • The Society’s response to the proposed Auckland Unitary Plan
  • What is proposed for Okura greenfields
  • Monitoring of Long Bay Structure Plan
  • Friends of Okura Bush

We have been dealing with some big issues over the past weeks, namely, the inclusion of the Long Bay Structure Plan provisions in the the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan; and the consideration being given by the Auckland Council to residential development of the greenfield land at Okura as a Special Housing Area.
Continue reading

Filed under: News on November 1, 2013

August 2013 Newsletter

  • Update on Auckland Unitary Plan and Long Bay
  • Proposed Okura development
  • Local body election

A big thank you to all who sent in submissions to the Auckland Council about our concerns about the draft Auckland Unitary Plan.
Continue reading

Filed under: News on August 1, 2013