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Congratulations for America’s Cup Village decision

27 March 2018

Congratulations for America’s Cup Village decision

Stop Stealing Our Harbour congratulates Minister David Parker and the decision makers involved in the waterfront location of the 2021 America’s Cup bases.

“The final plan is a favorable outcome for all. Not only does it reduce the amount of needless wharf expansion but also minimizes the local environmental, urban design and economic impacts. The decision has the full support of the Stop Stealing Our Harbour advocacy group,’” says spokesman Michael Goldwater.

“The decision to limit harbour incursion for the 36th America’s Cup is a huge win for the thousands of Aucklanders who hold the Waitemata harbour close to their hearts and who are opposed to unnecessary expansion and erosion of our natural heritage.

“The final plan is light years away from the original proposal which would have squandered ratepayer’s funds as well as our harbour. As well as the environmental benefits, the selected harbour plan also saves Auckland ratepayers some $50 million.

“Minister Parker needs to be congratulated for the sound judgement in this win-win solution and we wish ETNZ all the very best with mounting the next challenge.”

ENDS

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