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Motorised recreation demands to be addressed

Motorised recreation demands to be addressed

4 June 2008

The ARC has approved funding to develop a motorised recreation strategy for the Auckland region.

The strategy will look at issues that relate to motorised sport and enable the ARC to work in partnership with the regional community to identify the demands, existing provision and conflicts that this issue raises.

Deputy Chair of the ARC Parks and Heritage Committee Councillor Christine Rose says that one of the most important considerations to be made as part of this process is the effect that motorised recreation is having on our environment.

“This is a great opportunity to work with motorsport enthusiasts to try to address their needs and hopefully relieve pressure on our fragile dune ecosystems,” says Cr Rose.

At its June meeting the Parks and Heritage Committee allocated $65,000 to fund the development of the strategy.

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