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#208098 26-Jan-2017 14:53
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Hi Just want to share this as it is something I feel strongly about, and just want people to be informed!!

Point England Development Enabling Bill

Do you use this reserve? Do you want to use it in Future?

 

Well, that could change, this bill is currently before parliament and the Recreation Reserve land could be rezoned for housing. You are now informed, Make sure you are head!!!

Concept Plans(link below)

More details can be found on the bill below:
•    The purpose of the bill is to take 11.69 hectares of Recreation Reserve land in Tāmaki in east Auckland and allow housing development on the land.
•    They are already intensifying this area and surrounding areas, and now it is proposed taking these green areas away.
•    It was announced in the house on 7th December 2016 and submissions have to be made by Tuesday, 31 January 2017.
•    This could be a precedent for a reserve near you!!!

Please help us keep this as reserve land!!

What can you do?

1 - Sign the petition to save the fields: https://www.change.org/p/save-point-england-reserve
2 - Sign the petition to save the birds nesting on the reserve: http://savepe.org.nz/
3 - Make a submission on the bill expressing your concerns (DEADLINE Tuesday, 31 January 2017)
https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/sc/make-a-submission/document/51SCLGE_SCF_00DBHOH_BILL72004_1/point-england-development-enabling-bill

Even more links below, or more here:http://save-point-england-reserve.blogspot.co.nz/2017/01/make-people-aware-poster.html

 

This is the Point England Development Enabling Bill
http://www.legislation.govt.nz/bill/government/2016/0223/latest/DLM7057105.html

 

It had its first reading and it is now at select committee stage, the different stages can be seen here

 

https://www.parliament.nz/en/pb/bills-and-laws/bills-proposed-laws/document/00DBHOH_BILL72004_1/point-england-development-enabling-bill

 

Videos on the bill  read in parliament
https://www.parliament.nz/en/watch-parliament/ondemand?keyword=Point+England+Development+Enabling+Bill&from=&to=&subject=&person=&stage=

 

Regulatory Impact Statement: Point England Development Enabling Bill
http://www.mbie.govt.nz/publications-research/publications/housing-and-property/ris-point-england-development-enabling-bill.pdf/view

 

Concept plans
https://www.beehive.govt.nz/sites/all/files/Point%20England%20Concept%20Images.pdf

 



Thanks


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  #1710167 26-Jan-2017 16:28
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Where do I sign to turn ALL of it into housing, not just what they are proposing?

 

 

 

 





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  #1710178 26-Jan-2017 16:49
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Privatising public land? 

The traffic in that area is already more than bad enough and they want to add more people and reduce the green space. 

Bad planning. This will be more short-sighted non-thinking from the government in Wellington. 






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  #1710234 26-Jan-2017 19:10
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We're in desperate need of more houses in Auckland and they have to be built somewhere.

 

Sorry but I see this as another case of NIMBY


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  #1710237 26-Jan-2017 19:19
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@Linuxluver: Bad planning. This will be more short-sighted non-thinking from the government in Wellington. 

 

 

Surely you mean Auckland? 





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  #1710242 26-Jan-2017 19:25
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freitasm:

@Linuxluver: Bad planning. This will be more short-sighted non-thinking from the government in Wellington. 



Surely you mean Auckland? 



No. The Council isn't behind this.




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  #1710252 26-Jan-2017 19:35
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As far as I understand, the land is part of the treaty settlement with Ngati Paoa. The iwi are the ones undertaking the development, not central or local government.

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  #1710309 26-Jan-2017 21:29
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Yes is an interesting role reversal, challenging to build not save Greenland. I look forward to seeing this play out.

Auckland needs houses, there is still plenty of land for Wildlife, I say develop


 
 
 
 


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  #1710315 26-Jan-2017 21:43
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And people wonder why there is a housing shortage in Auckland......


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  #1710317 26-Jan-2017 21:48
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Dynamike: As far as I understand, the land is part of the treaty settlement with Ngati Paoa. The iwi are the ones undertaking the development, not central or local government.

 

So its really Andrew Mc whatever his name is, "show me the money"? 


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  #1710318 26-Jan-2017 21:52
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On a more serious note, I favour reserves. Quality of life and all that. I don't favour the TL:DR posts in bold to put forward a protest.

 

Be more engaging, pros and cons etc.. 


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  #1710319 26-Jan-2017 21:54
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Dynamike: As far as I understand, the land is part of the treaty settlement with Ngati Paoa. The iwi are the ones undertaking the development, not central or local government.

 

 

This - it's part of a treaty settlement. Not sure how that is 'short sighted non-thinking from the Government in Wellington'? If the Iwi then own the land, what they do with it is up to them. Furthermore, 20% of it will be social housing, another 20% will be affordable housing.

 

 

God forbid.



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  #1710418 27-Jan-2017 08:07
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Just for the record. Although I am against the bill I am not trying to sell this to you. I am merely trying to inform you as not many people know about this. You make up your own mind. If you think the government or the media know what is best for you, then that is your choice. Sometimes it and sometimes it's not. All I am saying is to at least question it, or give it some thought. Also, I am not against housing.

 

Thank you.


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  #1710453 27-Jan-2017 09:24
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From what I can see this area appears to have quite a lot of open/green area already. https://goo.gl/maps/WHTujMnj1Hr

 

If a private group are willing to take some of that and build housing to relieve some of the pressure up in Auckland and this is not at the behest of the council or government then I can't see the problem with it. At least someone is thinking about others and planning for the future.




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#1710467 27-Jan-2017 09:44
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UHD:

 

From what I can see this area appears to have quite a lot of open/green area already. https://goo.gl/maps/WHTujMnj1Hr

 

If a private group are willing to take some of that and build housing to relieve some of the pressure up in Auckland and this is not at the behest of the council or government then I can't see the problem with it. At least someone is thinking about others and planning for the future.

 

 

 

 

From what I can see this area appears to have quite a lot of open/green area already

 

 


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#1710640 27-Jan-2017 12:29
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It sure does, can't wait for the development news from Port Auckland though. Social housing making up a decent percentage of the new builds will be great for Auckland.


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