Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


ARC pleased with ranges legislation decision

24 May 2005

ARC pleased with ranges legislation decision

The Auckland Regional Council is delighted with Waitakere City Council's decision this morning in support for the Waitakere Ranges Heritage Area Bill, which if introduced will provide long-term protection for the Waitakere Ranges and foothills.

ARC Councillor, and representative for Waitakere City, Paul Walbran says that today's decision sees this important legislation one step closer to being introduced.

"The Ranges are an icon of the Auckland region, and new legislation will go a long way towards securing long-term recognition, status and protection for the ranges, the foothills and coastal villages. Protection of iconic landscapes is a big issue. Other countries around the world have fought hard to protect their heritage against the pressures of population growth, and we need to be doing the same here.

"We have been working closely with Waitakere City, and with Rodney District Council, over recent months on the wording of the Bill, and we are confident that we now have a draft that clearly and concisely outlines the special values of the area, and the specific details that will need to be taken into account in the future.

"We have spent many years debating a Bill to protect the Ranges, and we are absolutely delighted by Waitakere City's decisions today.

"We will continue to work with Waitakere City and Rodney in progressing this Bill to Parliament, where it can be considered by the Select Committee and open to formal submissions from the public."

In February the ARC confirmed it's support for new legislation to provide long-term protection for the Waitakere Ranges, foothills and coastal villages.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Wellington: Predator Free Capital Plan

Wellington City Council (WCC), the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and NEXT Foundation, today announced a joint collaboration to make Wellington the first Predator Free capital city in the world. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Judith Collins’ Efforts At Self Correction

Thousands of prisoners currently in prison may be entitled to an earlier release than expected – and compensation – because Corrections has incorrectly calculated their term of imprisonment. Unless of course, the government buries its mistakes by changing the law and retro-actively getting itself off the hook… More>>


More Justice & Corrections

Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>


Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>


Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>


General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news