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Have your say on the future of Hibiscus and Bays

Published: 14 July 2020

People living in East Coast Bays and the Hibiscus Coast are being urged to help shape their community’s future.

The Hibiscus and Bays Local Board Plan which guides what the local board does over the next three years, is now open for feedback. Board members want to hear if they have got the plan right.

Chair Gary Brown says the plan becomes even more important as communities begin the recovery phase from the impact of COVID-19.

“Our area is known for spectacular beaches, parks and reserves, and we embrace that lifestyle.

“Tough times call for priorities that are clear, focussed and achievable. We know that wellbeing, resilience, protecting the environment and economic recovery is important. We believe the plan delivers on these.

“As we grapple with limited funds and resources to deliver projects, together we must focus on what will get us the best results.

“Now, we need to hear from you. Have we got this plan right, and do you agree with what must get done and when?

“Talk to your local board members and tell us if we have got it right,” he says.

Feedback on the draft Hibiscus and Bays Local Board Plan 2020 closes at 4pm on Thursday, 13 August.

Ways to have your say
Go to to:

In person:
Come along to one of the following drop-in sessions:

  • Friday 24 July 2pm–4pm, Whangaparāoa Library, 9 Main Street, Stanmore Bay
  • Wednesday 29 July, 1pm–3pm at East Coast Bays Library, 8 Bute Road, Browns Bay.
  • Tuesday 4 August, 3.15pm–4.30pm at Ōrewa Library, 12 Moana Avenue, Ōrewa

Have your say at our Community Forum:

  • Thursday 6 August 6pm–8pm, at Ōrewa Service Centre, 50 Centreway Road, Ōrewa. To book a spot, please email

Sign up for our online webinar:

The draft plan can be viewed or at libraries, service centres and the local board offices, where you can also pick up a submission form.


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