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April 2020 Newsletter

Northern Pathway – ‘Have your say’ – by 19 April Water quality projects – recap and update Leys Institute – make your view known Unitary plan change 26 Submission on CCOs Wynyard Quarter/the America’s Cup – What’s going on Dear members, What a different Easter this is. The SMBA committee hopes that you and yours Read More

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March 2020 Newsletter

This is an urgent message to everyone who wants our Leys Institute building returned to us as a local library and community hall, after appropriate seismic upgrading. Co-ordinator of Friends of the Leys Institute, Helen Geary, sent the message below to all members of this newly formed group, urging them to fill in an online Read More

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Watercare must remain a CCO

The St Mary’s Bay Association was one of 21 community organisations in the Stop Auckland Sewage Overflows Coalition (SASOC) which submitted to Auckland Council on its review of Council Controlled Organisations. A key point underlying the submission is that the Auckland Council family must be more responsiveness to community concerns. In SASOC’s experience, historically Watercare’s Read More

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Minimum space between properties

Auckland Council is proposing changes to the Auckland Unitary Plan to clarify that where there are corresponding provisions (including activities and standards) in the Special Character Areas Overlay and in the underlying zone, the provision in the Special Character Areas Overlay will prevail over the corresponding provision in the underlying zone.  The council is also Read More

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SkyPath Newsletter

To members, SkyPath entry/exit plans for Curran St/Westhaven Proposed plans for the Curran St/Westhaven and Northcote Point end of the Harbour Bridge walking and cycling SkyPath will be available for public viewing and comment on Thursday, August 22. The NZ Transport Agency is holding three drop-in sessions in August. Details of our local session: Between Read More

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August 2 2019

Newsletter 2,  August 2019 Have your say on the SkyPath landing options The tunnel – welcome improvements negotiated 1. SkyPath The NZ Transport Agency is seeking residents’ feedback on its proposed design options for the SkyPath landings at Westhaven and Northcote point. The agency’s design for the shared walking and cycling path across the Harbour Read More

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March 15 2019

Dear Member, Support separation Tell the Council you don’t want the $44 million tunnel Have Your Say by midnight this Sunday This is your chance to make your views known to Auckland Council about why it should abandon the $44 million tunnel proposed St Mary’s Bay/Masefield Beach water project, and instead fund the slightly less Read More

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March 12 2019

Meeting Wednesday 13 at  7pm Freeman’s Bay Community Hall 52 Hepburn St Dear Member, Update The good news: Council has committed to doing the sensible thing – separating the sewage and stormwater pipes in St Mary’s Bay (and Herne Bay) properties. This will mean zero sewage spills into the harbour and therefore no sewage wash-back Read More

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August 2018 Newsletter (2)

Welcome to our second newsletter this month – a quick update on two topics: $25,000-plus fighting fund to oppose Healthy Waters resource consent application Party at Mary’s, 4.30pm, Sunday, August 26 Fighting fund The local community has put their hands in their pockets to fight Auckland Council’s Healthy Waters department application for resource consent to Read More

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August 2018 Newsletter

It’s been a busy last month, responding to several deadlines related to the America’s Cup resource consent application, and attention has now turned to the resource consent that Auckland Council is seeking for the St Mary’s Bay/Masefield Beach project  (But do read to the end of this newsletter…we’re having a party on 26 August and Read More