MeACT Submission on Auckland Council Weed Management Policy

posted 26 Apr 2013, 18:37 by Phelan Pirrie

Thank you to everyone who came back to use with comments on the Draft Weed Policy submission.

Some of you went into detail which was great as it gave us a good basis for a constructive submission.

The submission we made is below...

Submissions sought on Auckland Council Weed Management Policy

posted 2 Apr 2013, 19:51 by Phelan Pirrie

Auckland Council has prepared a draft Weed Management Policy that will guide the management of weeds on Auckland Council owned or administered land, including parks and reserves, road corridors, civic spaces, riparian margins, wetlands, beaches, volcanic landscapes, as well as areas of wilderness and native forest.

The policy sets out a vision and objectives for weed management, and identifies a range of tasks and actions that will be undertaken in order to implement the objectives of the policy.

Your feedback will provide council with an understanding of your/your organisation’s views on the proposed approach and help us further refine the policy prior to its adoption.

Council are hoping to collate all feedback on the draft policy by the end of April.

How is this important to you?

Part of the weed management policy includes managing weeds on the sides of the roads and in public areas, currently in Muriwai these are sprayed sporadically or mowed with a 'mulcher mower' that can damage native species - is this what the community wants?

MeACT would like to put a submission in based on your feedback so please provide any comments you have via email by Friday 19th April 2013.

email your comments through to:

Details of the draft policy uploaded below.

Muriwai Unitary Plan Survey

posted 28 Mar 2013, 18:55 by Phelan Pirrie

As you may be aware the Auckland Council has released it's draft version of the 30 year plan called the 'Unitary Plan'.

How does this affect you as a Muriwai resident?

In many ways, this plan sets the guidelines for things that affect our community from property size, the type of urban, rural and commercial development allowed and how this affects the look and feel of the township and rural areas of Muriwai. The Unitary Plan sits above both the Annual and Spatial Plans and once set will not be reviewed for man years.

We are urging you to take the time to complete this survey as part of helping us put together a Muriwai Community submission to Auckland Council on the Unitary Plan.

Time is short as the Council has provided a limited time for submissions, please don't delay!

It will only take a few minutes to complete, but will make a huge difference for our community for the next 30 years!

For more information on the Unitary Plan visit: 

Unitary Plan now online

posted 15 Mar 2013, 13:14 by Phelan Pirrie

To view the draft Auckland Unitary Plan click on the link below...

Muriwai Unitary Plan 'walk in' Presentation

posted 15 Mar 2013, 13:12 by Phelan Pirrie

The Local Board are holding a 'walk in' session for Muriwai residents on the Unitary Plan.

This is a great chance for locals to talk with planners and local politicians about what the Unitary Plan means for Muriwai, there will also be a planner to talk about the RUB (Rural Urban Boundary).

Why should you go?

The Unitary Plan could have a huge impact on how Muriwai will develop over the next 10 years, unless we as a community ensure this plan takes into consideration the things you think are important for our township, we could end up having something undesirable which we won't be able to change.

The Unitary plan will determine minimum section size, how subdivisions will work, the Rural Urban Boundary (RUB), the look and feel of communities, and a range of important rules around planning for future growth.

Following on from the meeting MeACT will  distributing a survey to residents to get your views on the plan and your thoughts on Muriwai and we hope to use this, consultation meetings, and joint work with other community groups to put a community submission to Auckland Council on the Unitary Plan so our voice is heard.

WHAT: Unitary Plan - Local Board walk up sessions (you can come any time between 7-9pm
WHEN: Thursday 21st March 7:00pm - 9:00pm
WHERE: Surf Club at Muriwai - Jack Butt Lane
WHO: Everyone - it's important!

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