New timeline for Aotea Great Barrier Island area plan

Publish Date : 04 Apr 2019
New timeline for Aotea Great Barrier Island area plan

Public consultation on a draft area plan for Aotea Great Barrier will now take place mid-year and not April as previously advertised.

Research and investigations are well advanced for most topics. 

However, there are still some gaps that need to be addressed before public consultation opens.

“This will ensure a sound basis for discussions with the community on the future of the Aotea Great Barrier Local Board Area Plan,” says Izzy Fordham, local board chair.

The aim is to complete the area plan for the local board to consider and approve in early 2020.

The Aotea Great Barrier Area Plan will present a 30-year vision for the future of the Hauraki Gulf islands that make up the Great Barrier Local Board area.

It will bring together previous studies, plans and existing knowledge of the islands to identify key issues that need to be addressed in the future.

It will also set out key outcomes and actions to achieve this vision.

The plan could cover:

  • environmental and heritage concerns
  • community facilities, services and spaces
  • transport and infrastructure
  • the needs of an ageing population
  • housing choice, supply and affordability
  • access to and around the island
  • the local economy
  • education.
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