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.
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.
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 →
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 →
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 →