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Paul Krans SY TIME
Grant Scurr SY MAELO
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REMINDER: SAVE OUR AUCKLAND HARDSTANDS!
The Auckland Yachting and Boating Association need YOUR help, .
As you have probably experienced, Auckland is seriously undersupplied with hardstands. Wait times are growing and costs are escalating. Despite this, Council recently approved the sale of Pier 21 for housing, closed the yard at Little Shoal Bay, sold the Marina Precinct at Bayswater for conversion to apartments, and recently shut the hardstand at the Landing.
For months, the AYBA have tried to discuss these closures with Council, particularly their impact on boaties and the marine environment in Auckland – but to no avail. They believe there is adequate hardstanding in Auckland already, and it’s not Council’s business to ensure hardstands remain open. For this reason, the AYBA now have no option but to take Auckland Council to court.
We are specifically challenging their decision to shut the hardstand at the Landing (Orakei) and their decision to sell the land earmarked for a hardstand at Bayswater marina. To do this though, wereallyneed the Auckland boating community’s financialsupport. Legal fees for two Court actions are far in excess of our Association’s annual budget.
Can you help?
Check out our site www.AYBA.org.nz for more information about this problem, for contact details (if you’d like to chat to one of our team) or to donate to this legal fight.
PLEASE HELP US FIGHT TO KEEP AUCKLAND’S HARDSTANDS OPEN.