STOP STEALING OUR HARBOUR
Waitematawoodys tends to not get involved in anything political but with the word ‘Waitemata’ part of the name, it would be hard not to when our magnificent harbour is under threat.
Firstly some facts – we, as rate payers, via the Auckland Council, own the Ports of Auckland, but neither POA or AC appear to give a toss about their shareholders. These two are about to start extending Bledisloe Wharf by nearly 100m into the Waitemata Harbour, our harbour. Work starts April 2015, yeap next month.
Now I can hear you thinking – how can that be? Well, resource consents for the wharf extensions were issued secretly and without any public notification or public consultation by Auckland Council.
The extensions will completely block the Queens wharf view of the outer Waitamata Harbour (see comparison graphics above). We the shareholders spent $40 million to buy this wharf off POA & now we will get to look at container ships and/or wharf car park.
If you feel that we are being ripped & more importantly losing something that should be taboo – join the On-water Rally Protest next Sunday (22nd @ 3.30pm) Details on the flyer below. You can read more here