Meeting – RESTART Stonefields Residents Association

Come and join us for a roll-your-sleeves-up residents’ meeting to plan our Association RESTART. After a slightly tumultuous few weeks, we’re ready to get cracking again, doing what we all want — bringing residents together.

Who Should Attend

It’s open to all residents living in Stonefields suburb or Masterplan area. This meeting is about the nuts and bolts of getting the new AGM and new committee together, but we also want to use the opportunity to talk about some changes that will make the Association work better for residents. So please allow an hour or two.

Also come along to find out more about joining the new committee, volunteering, or seeing what ideas other residents would like to see for their association.

[The main event will be the AGM itself which will be a few weeks away due to both logistics and legal requirements for notice of meeting, etc. You might prefer to wait for that one — it will be briefer:-) We’ll keep you posted.]

Where/When

Time: Sunday 6 August at 10:30am
Venue: Auckland Netball Centre, Allison Ferguson Dr

Off Stonefields Ave, 5 minutes walk or a quick drive. Meeting rooms are past the Kokkino cafe, main entrance. Here’s a map that shows you where the function room is that we’ll be using.Auckland Netball Centre Function Room location

Contact: Martin Taylor
Email: community@stonefields.org.nz

 

Consultation: Draft Ōrākei Local Board Plan 2017–2020

The Ōrākei Local Board has approved the draft Local Board Plan 2017–2020, which you can find below.

The Local Board Plan is an aspirational document for our community that strategically sets out our priorities and preferences for the next 3 years. The Plan is the Local Board’s commitment to enhance community wellbeing and provides a local mandate to work with the governing body and other partners, such as Auckland Transport.

Although we would like to hear your input and opinions throughout the next 3 years, this time will be an opportunity for the community to have their say on the direction and priorities within the draft Plan.

As it is important to us that all in our community have a voice in the development of our Plan, I invite you to join us for one of our consultation events:

  • Thursday 1 June 5.00-6.30pm at St Chads Church and Community Centre, 38 St Johns Road
  • Wednesday 7 June from 5.30-7.30pm at St Heliers Church and Community Centre, 100 St Heliers Bay Road
  • Thursday 22 June 5.30-7.30pm at Leicester Hall, 20 Findlay Street, Ellerslie

Full details of the locations and maps can be found on the attached document.

Yours sincerely,

Colin Davis
Chairman Ōrākei Local Board

Attachments

View or download the document.

Remuera Golf Club Event Announcement

Remuera Golf Club has been lucky enough to have been approached from IGANZ to host the final of the European Long Drive Final in November 2016.
As the main attraction will be 8 of the top 10 Long Drive Touring Pro’s, the opportunity to create a community event has been raised.
To this extent, Remuera Golf Club and IGANZ have secured a Fireworks Display (Thanks to Boulgaris Realty) and are currently creating an evening market to compliment the event.
This will be totally free to all and in addition to the Fireworks, we will be hosting a Kids Zone, Food Trucks and Live Entertainment for all to enjoy.
Should you know of local craft suppliers, we would like to invite them to showcase their products with Pop up stalls.
Volunteers will also be playing their part as we raise funding for Ronald MacDonald house through donations.
At this stage we are unsure of attendance levels but trust we can create a fun evening for all who do attend regardless.
If you would like any further information or have any ideas in addition, please do not hesitate to contact the SRA

Apartment Development

Invitation to residents to attend an information evening about apartment development

You may be aware that a large tract of land nestling against the former quarry wall at the south-west end of Stonefields is being prepared for residential development by Todd Property.

We have now developed initial designs for this project which includes a 90 unit apartment complex and 11 terrace houses.

We would like to share this information with residents who are interested or may be affected, particularly given our application for resource consent for the apartment complex requests permission to build to a higher level than currently provided for in the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan.

We would appreciate it if you could circulate this information to members of the Stonefields Residents’ Association and invite them to visit the Stonefields School Hall any time between 6.45pm-8.30pm on Friday 1st of April to view the designs and discuss our proposal with the architects and the Todd Property team.

Covenants

We have had a few questions asking about the Covenants so here is a reminder where to start:

Many residents may not be aware that each residential site in Stonefields is subject to a set of covenants placed on the title of each property.
The covenants are set out in the “Annexure Schedule” to each Certificate of Title. The covenants restrict certain actions, alterations or buildings within each site. These include limitations on:
• accessory buildings and sheds;
• the parking of caravans and mobile homes;
• structures in the front yard;
• the location of washing lines;
• residents or guest parking on the street unless in a formed parking bay;
• location of satellite dishes; and
• selling or leasing dwellings to Housing New Zealand.

For the time being, the covenants are between the landowner and the developer. If you think that the terms of the covenant are being breached by a neighbour, we suggest the following process:
1. You take the matter up with that neighbour in the first instance and make them aware of the particular covenant breach;
2. If that fails we suggest that you confirm your concerns in writing with that neighbour;
3. Finally, if all else fails you can ask Todd Property to enforce the covenant. Ultimately, the covenants are there to protect your investment and the shared streetscape and amenities that we all should enjoy.

Making Stonefields a great community to live in