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

 

ARC resolutions on stadium decision

Media Advisory: ARC resolutions on stadium decision

24 November 2006


CHAIRMAN’S RECOMMENDATIONS


AUCKLAND REGIONAL COUNCIL 24 NOVEMBER 2006

APOLOGIES: Cr M Barnett 9.30AM

B ITEMS FOR DECISION

B.1 STADIUM - AUCKLAND REGIONAL COUNCIL POSITION

A390-08

Peter Winder, Chief Executive and Christine Perrins, Group Manager CCO Unit: 21 November 2006

AGENDA PAGE 3

MOVE

Council Chairman, Councillor M E Lee

SECONDED

Councillor C Rose

a) That the report be received.

b) That the Council notes the commitment that the New Zealand Rugby Football Union and the New Zealand Government have entered into to deliver a 60,000 seat stadium in Auckland for the Rugby World Cup 2011.

c) That the Council sympathizes with the public concerns about the process and lack of formal public consultation because of time constraints around the Council decision.

d) That the Council notes that the location proposed by Auckland City Council in its resolution of 23 November 06 for a site “substantially eastward of the government’s proposed location” has already been assessed by a Technical Working Group convened by the Minister for the Rugby World Cup and found not to be viable.

e) That having weighed up the costs, risks and potential benefits of the proposed Waterfront Stadium (over Marsden and Captain Cook wharves) the Council considers the proposal inappropriate for the following reasons:

i) As yet no satisfactory way has been found to construct the proposed waterfront stadium without a significant adverse effect on the operation of the port

ii) The proposed waterfront stadium requires significant special legislation to avoid normal RMA processes.

iii) The mitigation for the port that would be required to deliver the proposed waterfront stadium would require significant reclamation of the Waitemata Harbour that should be subject to normal RMA processes.

iv) The proposed waterfront stadium would have a significant negative impact on the heritage and urban design values of the Britomart precinct and the adjacent waterfront area.

v) The waterfront option will be very expensive to build and entails significant risks and costs in meeting deadlines.

f) That, having weighed up the costs, risks and potential benefits of both the options it was asked to consider, the Council’s preference is the re-development of Eden Park because:

i) Eden Park is an internationally recognized stadium and was part of the bid for the Rugby World Cup 2011.

ii) Planning for the re-development of Eden Park is well advanced.

iii) The re-development of Eden Park proposal is significantly cheaper to build and has less risk.

g) That these resolutions be formally forwarded to the Minister, Auckland City Council and Eden Park Trust Board, with advice that the ARC believes that any alternative to the Waterfront Stadium would be a national stadium and should be funded for both capital and operating costs, without reliance on Auckland Regional Council ratepayers.

h) That the ARC expresses its thanks to the Minister for involving the ARC in the Government’s Rugby World Cup Stadium decision process and wish him every success in leading the preparation of this Country’s Rugby World Cup in 2011.

CARRIED


ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On The Criminalising Of Rap Music


For black youth in America, there can be only three ways out of the ghetto: athletics, music or drug dealing. And for every individual who succeeds in making it out, dozens more attach themselves to their celebrity crews in order to bask in the reflected glory, and partake of the lifestyle. And what rap musician can afford to turn their back entirely on the ‘hood, when staying street and staying real is what their audience demands of them..?
More>>



 
 



Crime: Govt Helps Protect Shops From Ram Raids

The Government is providing further support to help Police protect small businesses affected by a spike in ram raids, Minister of Police Poto Williams says... More>>


Government: Investment Boosts Coastal Shipping In Aotearoa
New Zealand is a step closer to a more resilient, competitive, and sustainable coastal shipping sector following the selection of preferred suppliers for new and enhanced coastal shipping services, Transport Minister Michael Wood has announced today... More>>


Government: New Zealand To Stay At Orange For Now
With New Zealand expecting to see Omicron cases rise during the winter, the Orange setting remains appropriate for managing this stage of the outbreak, COVID-19 Response Minister Chris Hipkins said today... More>>


Government: Independent Panel Appointed To Review Electoral Law
Justice Minister Kris Faafoi today announced appointments to the independent panel that will lead a review of New Zealand’s electoral law. “This panel, appointed by an independent panel of experts... More>>


Trade: Prime Minister To Visit United States
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is leading a trade mission to the United States this week as part of the Government’s reconnection strategy to support export growth and the return of tourists post COVID-19... More>>


National: Jacqui Dean To Retire From Parliament In 2023

Waitaki MP Jacqui Dean has announced that she will not be seeking re-election at the 2023 election. “I have advised the President and Leader of the National Party that I have decided not to put my name forward... More>>

 
 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

InfoPages News Channels