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

 

Funding approved for Onehunga master plan develpmt

Auckland City Council
Media release

17 September 2008

Funding approved for Onehunga master plan development


Auckland City Council’s Finance and Strategy Committee this week approved funding to develop a master plan for the Onehunga foreshore and lagoon.

Councillor Douglas Armstrong, chairperson of the Finance and Strategy Committee says, “The council will put $150,000 to lead the work on the plan over the coming weeks.

“Providing this funding now will increase the opportunity to work in partnership with the New Zealand Transport Agency (NZTA) motorway project and the efficiencies that this may provide and deliver community and stakeholder expectations for the Onehunga foreshore.”

The council is working with the NZTA to develop the master plan for the Onehunga foreshore in order to improve public access and boost the environmental and ecological values of the foreshore.

Concerns have been previously raised on the effect of works to widen the Onehunga Highway on the already degraded Onehunga foreshore, a project key to facilitating the second bridge across the Manukau in time for the 2011 Rugby World Cup.

Councillor Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga, chairperson of the City Development Committee, says, “There have been a number of interventions in the harbour, including the motorway, and while we accept there has to be an improved motorway, we are being presented with a once in a lifetime opportunity to deliver infrastructure without compromising the foreshore and public access to it.

“We have taken the bold step of committing funding to create a master plan for the Onehunga foreshore area.

“Funding for the foreshore project itself is dependent on achieving matching funds from the NZTA and the Auckland Regional Council. We’ve put proposals to them and asked for early meetings to achieve their commitment.

“Developing a master plan for the area will collate work done to date by the council, The Onehunga Enhancement Society (TOES) and NZTA and will be developed in consultation with Maungakiekie Community Board, TOES and other key stakeholders including the ARC, NZTA and Tangata Whenua Consultation Committee.”


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Back Again: Government Approves TPP11 Mandate

The Government has approved a negotiating mandate for Trans-Pacific Partnership 11 (TPP11), which will ensure New Zealand businesses remain competitive in overseas markets.

Trade Minister Todd McClay says New Zealand will be pushing for the minimal number of changes possible to the original TPP agreement, something that the remaining TPP11 countries have agreed on. More>>

ALSO:

.

 
 

Gordon Campbell: On Why Labour Isn’t Responsible For Barnaby Joyce

As a desperate Turnbull government tries to treat the Barnaby Joyce affair as a Pauline Hanson fever dream – blame it on the foreigners! We’re the victims of the dastardly New Zealand Labour Party! – our own government has chosen to further that narrative, and make itself an accomplice. More>>

ALSO:

Rail: Greens Back Tauranga – Hamilton – Auckland Service

The Green Party today announced that it will trial a passenger rail service between Auckland, Hamilton and Tauranga starting in 2019, when it is in government. More>>

ALSO:

Housing: Voluntary Rental Warrant Of Fitness For Wellington

Wellington City Council is partnering with the University of Otago, Wellington, to launch a voluntary Rental Warrant of Fitness for minimum housing standards in Wellington, Mayor Justin Lester has announced. More>>

ALSO:

Treaty: Agreement In Principle Signed With Moriori

“The Crown acknowledges Moriori was left virtually landless from 1870, hindering its cultural, social and economic development. The Crown also acknowledges its contribution to the myths that the people of Moriori were racially inferior and became extinct." More>>

ALSO:

Susan Devoy: Call For Inquiry Into State Abuse Reaches UN

Race Relations Commissioner Dame Susan Devoy is in Geneva and has asked a United Nations committee to urge the New Zealand government to initiate an inquiry into the physical and sexual abuse of children and disabled people held in state institutions. More>>

ALSO:

(Not National): Cross-Party Agreement On Pike River Re-Entry

The commitment was signed this afternoon by the leaders of Labour, United Future, The Maori Party, and the Green Party and, together with the earlier commitment by New Zealand First, means that there is now a Parliamentary majority behind the families’ fight for truth and justice. More>>

ALSO:

Earlier:

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election