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SMBA’S submission on PC 78

NOTICE OF SUBMISSION ON PROPOSED PLAN CHANGE 78 AUCKLAND UNITARY PLAN TO: Planning Technician, Auckland Council Email: SUBMITTER DETAILS FULL NAME ST MARYS BAY ASSOCIATION INCORPORATED (“the Association”) ADDRESS OF SUBMITTER TELEPHONE 09 3765414 or 021 902 744 EMAIL SCOPE OF SUBMISSION This is a submission opposing Proposed Plan Change 78 as it Read More


Save St Mary’s Bay

Save St Mary’s Bay from Council’s intensification plans Lodge your submission by Sept 29 Contribute to the Fighting Fund Talk to your neighbours Join St Mary’s Bay Association Residents Update and Submission Guidelines On Thursday 8th September the St Mary’s Bay Association (SMBA) held a residents meeting at the Richmond Yacht Club at Westhaven, attended Read More


What value our city’s history?

…..Not much it would seem On Tuesday 19 April Auckland Council pulled back the covers on a preliminary proposal for amending Auckland’s Unitary Plan, to meet the government’s plans for housing intensification. The proposal amounts to a garroting of years of city planning and citizen participation, particularly the preservation of the character of our older Read More

Notice of AGM and Agenda Nov 2023

Leys Institute closed after earthquake fears

Following the completion of a seismic assessment, which found structural issues that make the buildings unsafe, the Leys Institute was closed by Auckland Council abruptly on 20 December 2019. On 26 February 2020 more than 150 banner-carrying protesters gathered outside the Leys Institute and called on Waitemata Local Board chair Richard Northey to champion the Read More

Notice of AGM and Agenda Nov 2023

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

Notice of AGM and Agenda Nov 2023

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

Notice of AGM and Agenda Nov 2023

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