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Chamberlain Park judicial review dismissed

Published: 19 June 2018
An artist’s impression of the upgraded Chamberlain Park.

The High Court at Auckland has today dismissed the application for judicial review challenging the lawfulness of the Council’s decision-making in relation to the development of a Master Plan for Chamberlain Park.

Albert-Eden Chair Peter Haynes has welcomed the court’s decision.

“It’s heartening that the High Court has found that Council and the Local Board have done everything appropriately. Our actions have been rigorously tested and been found to be in accord with the legal requirements,” Dr Haynes says.

“We’re pleased that it has been confirmed that the local board has the authority to make this decision.

“We understand that some people may not be happy with this decision. We appreciate it is a golf course of significance to the golfers who use it.

“However, Auckland is changing rapidly. For the benefit of everyone in our growing communities, it is important to develop and share open spaces with a wider range of people.

“The recent announcement that up to 10,000 more people will be housed in just one development up the road from Chamberlain Park serves to reinforce this need in my view.” 

The full decision can be found on the Courts of New Zealand website here.

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