The Landing is located on the seaward side of Tamaki Drive. Orakei Local Board is seeking input from various communities who use the area to help consider the current 2013 plan’s effectiveness in being able to address stakeholder issues and ensure open space outcomes continue to meet current and future (2021-2041) community plus regional needs.
Located just 4km from the city centre, nestled between Pokanoa Point and Ōkahu Bay beach, The Landing accommodates a range of water-based sports clubs and provides infrastructure for the public (boat ramp, pontoons, trailer parking, etc) to access the Waitematā Harbour. It also includes a commercial haul-out and hardstand (boat yard) facility as well as providing space for boat owners to maintain and service their craft.
Growing demand is putting pressure on The Landing and facilities located there, and so Ōrākei Local Board is looking into the need to refresh the 2013 Landing Concept Plan (Pathways to the Sea), so that the document can continue to guide management decisions for growing community needs as well as ensuring that it remains in line with a shared vision for the area.
“The Landing is clearly a well utilised, much in demand, multi-use zone, and so through this refresh we are aiming to find the right balance in catering both for those seeking water-based recreation on the harbour, as well as those who enjoy Tāmaki Drive waterfront from the land,” explains Scott Milne, chairperson of Ōrākei Local Board which is funding the project.
The site is of particular cultural significance to Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei, with Ōkahu Bay being a place where historic waka arrivals have taken place over many hundreds of years and where today participation in waka ama and other water-based activities is growing.
“We are seeking input from the full range of groups and communities who have shown an interest in The Landing, so that together we can nurture a shared vision for the area. Taking into consideration best use for the land as well as protecting it for future generations.”
The three main options have been informed by initial consultation with all stakeholders based at The Landing. The intent of consulting on these options is to identify services that are most cherished or desired, and to understand both community support or not for degrees of change rather than present the most popular plan option for board approval. It’s possible that the final approved plan will combine design elements from all three plan options.
Visit akhaveyoursay.govt.nz/the-landing between 1-28 February 2022 for more information and to have a say.