Message from Orakei Local Board regarding proposed Unitary Plan

From: Willemien Thom [] On Behalf Of RES Local Board Orakei
Sent: Friday, 20 December 2013 12:59 p.m.

Dear Valued Stakeholder

The Unitary Plan has changed considerably since we had our community workshops earlier in the year and showed you the proposed maps and materials provided for ‘unofficial feedback’.

A number of changes have been made by the Governing Body (Mayor and Councillors) following that round of feedback.

There is now a new proposed Unitary Plan which was approved by the Governing Body and is officially out for consultation with submissions closing February 28, 2014.


It is a different process now, your submissions are not decided upon by Council Planners and Councillors, but by independent hearing commissioners appointed by the government. The purpose of the attached is to give you some suggestions as to how to frame your ideas/thoughts to the commissioners

To further assist we will be holding 3x EXPO’s in February on the Proposed Unitary Plan (and other consultation issues) where we can talk through your concerns to assist you submit your views:

– Monday 10th February from 6-8pm – Saint Kentigern Boys – 82 Shore Road, Remuera
– Tuesday 11th February from 6-8pm – St Heliers Community Church, 100 St Heliers Bay Road, St Heliers
– Saturday 15th February from 1-4pm – St Chad’s Community Centre & Church, 38 Saint Johns Road, Meadowbank

Although making a submission is the most important thing, it is essential to base your submission in such a way that the Hearings Panels can assess it on facts. So we suggest you outline exactly why you do like or don’t like something.

Please let us know if you need help on specific issues, we can use council officers to support us and provide information you may need. The Orakei Local Board will be doing our own submission. It is our intention to base this on material we already have from you, further feedback from the EXPO’s and if received by February 14 as much as possible from your submission.

We appreciate submitting takes time and energy but it is important if you truly want your views considered for the future of your community.


Desley Simpson JP  |  Chairperson Orakei Local Board
Ph 09 521 7022 | Mobile +64 21 971 786
Shop 25 Meadowbank Shopping Centre, 35 St Johns Road, Meadowbank

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