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District plan discussion paper out for feedback

MEDIA RELEASE
23 May 2005

District plan discussion paper out for feedback

Consultation is well underway for the review of the Hauraki Gulf Islands District Plan.

Following several weeks of discussions and meetings Auckland City has prepared and released an issues paper for the review of the plan and copies of this document are now available.

“This document has been prepared by council officers from a range of sources including residents and visitors to the island, Auckland City staff knowledge, as well as community and stakeholder groups,” says Karen Bell, Auckland City manager of isthmus and islands.

The document includes more than 50 separate issues relating to the current district plan and offers a range of alternative approaches to be considered in the development of the reviewed plan.

“The list of issues and the various approaches is not exhaustive,” says Ms Bell. “We hope that it is a good starting point to stimulate discussion and encourage feedback and further input into the review process.”

Over the next few weeks Auckland City staff, the review working party and community board members will be hosting a range of meetings, including some not previously mentioned.

“We encourage your attendance at these meetings to ask questions and make suggestions about the issue and approach to the plan,” says Ms Bell. “Your input now will help to shape the plan for the future.”
Members of the public are welcome to attend all meetings:

Monday 30 May, 6.00pm – 9.00pm
Meeting with Onetangi Residents Association
Committee meeting room, level 15, Civic Administration Building, 1 Greys Ave, central city

Saturday 11 June, 8.30am – 1.00pm
District Plan review issues stand at Ostend Market, Waiheke Island

Saturday 11 June, 2.30pm-4.30pm
District Plan review community meeting
Ostend Hall, Waiheke Island

Thursday 16 June and Friday 17 June, 9.00am – 4.00pm
District Plan review issues clinic, Old Council Building/Visitors Centre, Hector Sanderson Road, Claris. Staff available for one on one meetings
Phone the Great Barrier Island service centre for bookings (09) 372 5316, or contact Sarah Nairn on (09) 307 7500.

Friday 17 June, 12.00 noon – 5.00pm
District Plan review issues clinic, Waiheke service centre, 10 Belgium Street, Ostend
Staff available for one on one meetings
Phone the Waiheke Island service centre for bookings (09) 372 5316.

Copies of the issues discussion paper are available from Auckland City service centres, on the website www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/hgidistrictplan or by phoning the Auckland City Duty Planner, Isthmus and Islands on (09) 379 2020.

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