Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | News Video | Crime | Employers | Housing | Immigration | Legal | Local Govt. | Maori | Welfare | Unions | Youth | Search

 


300 Residents Attend Public Meeting On Auckland Unitary Plan

Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga
MP for Maungakiekie

9 May 2013 Media Statement

Over 300 Residents Attend Public Meeting On Auckland Unitary Plan

Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga, MP for Maungakiekie, is delighted with the turnout of over 300 local residents and business owners to a public meeting held on Monday 6 May at the Onehunga RSA regarding the draft Auckland Unitary Plan.

“Residents and business owners have come to me and my office with concerns and queries about some of the negative effects this plan will have on our community.” Mr Lotu-Iiga says

The Plan is one of the most crucial documents for the future of Auckland and lays out the foundation for what you can and cannot do on your property. It also proposes a plan for the intensification of housing and future protection of Auckland’s Heritage, harbours, volcanic cones, environment and character.

“I have had strong feedback from the community with the main areas of concern relating to the issues of intensification of future developments, height restrictions, urban design, infrastructure development, heritage protection and transport issues”. Mr Lotu-Iiga says

“There is major change in store for our local areas with housing intensification tagged for large parts of Onehunga, Royal Oak and smaller parts of Epsom, Ellerslie, Greenlane, Mount Wellington, One Tree Hill and Panmure.”

“In response to the many concerns of my community, I met with Auckland Council officials and decided to host a public meeting to better inform residents and encourage them to ask questions, make submissions and have their say.”

“Out of the over 300 people in attendance, only 6 people raised their hands in support of the draft Unitary Plan”

“As the local MP, I believe it is important that our communities have a constructive forum to hear from Auckland Council officials and to have their concerns addressed. It is for this reason that I engaged with officials and hosted this successful public meeting. I will continue to support the interests and concerns of our community.” Mr Lotu-Iiga says

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Gordon Campbell: On The Ombudsman’s Verdict On Paula Rebstock And Ian Rennie

Unfortunately, the brave and damning report by Ombudsman Ron Paterson on the “flawed” and “unfair” inquiry conducted by Dame Paula Rebstock into events at MFAT pulls back the veil on a far wider issue. More>>

ALSO:

Charities' Report: Stressed Families - Overstretched Services

“Like so many of the whānau and families they serve social service organisations are under huge financial stress. The support demanded from desperate people in communities is far outreaching the resources available.” More>>

ALSO:

Detention: Wellingtonians Protest Treatment Of Refugees

Peace Action Wellington (PAW) and around 50 Wellingtonians blockaded the Australian High Commission, creating a symbolic detention centre to protest the Australian Government's policy of mandatory offshore detention for refugees and asylum seekers. More>>

ALSO:

Diver's Alarums: Breach Means Training Provider Must Repay $1.47 Million

The New Zealand School of Outdoor Studies is to repay $1.47 million (GST-exclusive) to the Tertiary Education Commission (TEC) following an investigation which showed that some student enrolments between 2009 -2014 could not be validated and that courses were under-delivered against their agreement with the TEC. More>>

ALSO:

Education: Government Plans Suggest Bulk Funding Return

Plans by the Government to return to bulk funding are likely to see increased class sizes and schools most in need missing out on much-needed resources, Labour’s Acting Education spokesperson Grant Robertson says. More>>

ALSO:

Interim Report: Auckland Looks Long Term To Pay-Per-Km Road Pricing

Aucklanders can expect to be paying variable rates per kilometre to travel on the city's most congested roads under an emerging transport strategy being formulated by the government and the Auckland Council. More>>

ALSO:

Despite Promises: Government Extends Iraq Deployment

Cabinet has agreed to extend New Zealand’s contribution to the joint New Zealand-Australia mission to train Iraqi Security Forces until November 2018. More>>

ALSO:

On The 'Terrorism' Card:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Politics
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news