Water pollution in St Mary's Bay
Old and deteriorating sewerage infrastructure is causing unplanned sewage discharges into St Mary's Bay and surrounding bays. This problem has been ignored for years. The St Mary's Bay Association considers this a major issue and is working with all parties involved to find a solution.
'Over height' apartments
A four-storey proposal is totally out of scale with existing development in upper College Hill. No building in this sector of College Hill is more than three storeys, and most, including the historic Post Office and the other buildings at the main Three Lamps intersection, are two storeys.
Big plans for Harbour Bridge Park
The area of land under the Harbour Bridge is to be redeveloped into a park with walking and cycling routes. SMBA is involved in these discussions. If you have any bright ideas, do let us know.
What's ahead in 2017?
A warm welcome to news of St Mary’s Bay Association activities this year.
A major issue at the moment is the water quality in St Mary’s Bay. We’re also involved in ideas for the establishment of a Harbour Bridge Park and we’re keeping a watching brief on a large development planned between College Hill and Dublin St. You can read more about these topics here and in our March 2017 newsletter. We also mention Auckland Transport’s plan to allow limited business parking in St Mary’s Bay.
Later in the year we hope to be able to report on a bid to improve tree planting along St Mary’s Rd, an upgrade of Pt Erin, and of course other regulars such as the urban cycleway, SkyPath and a second harbour crossing remain on the agenda.
We greatly appreciate the support of our many members. If you have a neighbour who may be interested in joining, please invite them to click on the membership link on our website.
David Abbott, Chair