Today the Council voted to not move the urban boundary to the southern side of the Okura Estuary. So the beautiful Okura Estuary has been saved!
Please help us on this momentous occasion and stand up against urbanisation destroying the precious Okura Estuary.
This Monday Council will make their final decision on whether they will allow urban development on the southern side of Okura Estuary.
Finally, the day of reckoning has come! Friday is the day Okura Estuary comes up in the Council's agenda.
Thanks to everyone who showed their support for Okura on Wednesday at the Council Meeting. Unfortunately Okura has not yet come up in the agenda.
On Wednesday the Council decides the fate of Okura and we really need as many people there to show them that the public want Okura to be saved and remain undeveloped.
The Okura Estuary – the last estuary on urban Auckland’s eastern coastline unsullied by urban development – is a special haven to the bird and marine wildlife that lives there. However, all this stands to be destroyed by the Auckland Unitary Plan Hearings Panel’s decision to allow urban development in the area. Please let the Council know that you want the Estuary saved by signing the Long Bay Okura Great Park Society’s petition at https://www.change.org/p/save-the-okura-estuary
What is more important? Desperately needed houses in Auckland, or a view?
Screened on TV3 last Wednesday night: Unitary Plan wants intensive housing near scenic reserve
The Okura estuary was recognised as one of the seven jewels of Auckland by the regional council a few years ago.
The Unitary Plan panel wants to let a development firm build the houses on a plot of land bordering the estuary, across the harbour from a Department of Conservation reserve and around the bay from a regional park.
The Unitary Plan Panel is allowing 750 to 1000 more houses on the southern side of the pristine Okura estuary. What can you do to help? Let the Auckland Councillors know you want the Okura Estuary saved! The Decision will be made on the 19th of August! Continue reading
The Hearings Panel has announced its recommendations on the Auckland Unitary Plan.
The Society is extremely disappointed that it has recommended that the Rural Urban Boundary (RUB) be moved to allow intensive development on the Todd Property Group land in East Okura.
Long Bay-Okura Great Park Society
Annual General Meeting
2 - 4pm Sunday 21 August
Vaughan Park Retreat
1043 Beach Road
Guest speaker: Conrad Pilditch, Biological Sciences Professor from Waikato University, talking about the value of estuaries and how they need to be protected. He is familiar with the Okura Estuary.