Dear wonderful friends and supporters
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you.
Recently I sent out a letter to our supporters, present and past, explaining that in the process of the Auckland Council’s developing its Auckland Unitary Plan there is a risk that much of what you all had fought for in protecting the waters and beautiful landscapes of Long Bay and Okura could be lost. We also had a public meeting to which about eighty people came at short notice.
Ever wondered what the development excavation beside Long Bay Regional Park looks like?
Here's a birds eye view in high definition, filmed by Roger Clifton.
Roger Clifton has uploaded videos of the entire LBOGPS meeting at MERC last weekend recorded in high definition, for those who were unable to attend.
How the Unitary Plan could put the Society’s achievements in jeopardy
With the coming together of the various Auckland cities and councils to form a Supercity, the Auckland Council had to develop a draft plan to standardise the many rules and policies that had applied across the region. This plan was to determine the shape of Auckland for the years to come. Continue reading
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.
Many people going to Long Bay have seen the big sign near the entrance – Long Bay Under Threat Again. And many have wondered what the threat is.
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.
- 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.
After much hard work and many discussions we have now completed our submission to the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan.
- 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.