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West MPs Urge Consultation On Hobsonville

West Auckland Labour MPs, Rt Hon Jonathan Hunt, Chris Carter and David Cunliffe, called today for urgent local consultation on the future of Hobsonville Air Base. “The Minister of Defence’s announcement that the base will be closed creates a huge opportunity for all of Auckland”, David Cunliffe said. “It is vital that this is done in a sensible and fair way.”

“We congratulate the Minister of economic Development, Hon Jim Anderton, on his commitment to an open disposal process that will allow all interested parties to bid”.

Mr Anderton has stated his commitment to developing a boat building cluster with open access to key launch ramps.

“That cluster could well include investment by Sovereign Yachts, but the integrating of the process is crucial,” David Cunliffe said.

Sovereign Yachts, a Canadian boat building company has approached the Minister of Economic Development, Hon Jim Anderton, for a fast track development plan to be in place by Christmas.

“There is a complex and sensitive legal process that must be well managed, should any land become available for disposal”, David Cunliffe said today.

“Our role as local MPs is to ensure that local voices are heard”. For that reason we are consulting closely with the Ministers of Defence and Economic Development as well as the City Council and its Mayoral Task Force on Hobsonville,” Rt Hon Jonathan Hunt, Chris Carter and David Cunliffe said.

No decisions have yet been made on any particular proposal.

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