Unitary Plan signed off

It’s official: after 6 years, 249 days of hearings, 7000 pages of decisions and almost unlimited controversy, Auckland Council approved the Unitary Plan today. Please some news articles to view summaries of the decisions: Radio New Zealand: Auckland Council signs off Unitary Plan Stuff: Auckland Unitary Plan passed: what now? The New Zealand Herald: Auckland… Read more »

Burglary prevention reminder

Just a quick reminder that it’s the time of year when opportunistic thieves take advantage of lengthening days and slowly improving weather to target local properties.  If you notice anything suspicious, or anyone unusual hanging around, don’t hesitate to contact the police, on their non-urgent number, at the Newmarket Police station, on 09 5295647. For… Read more »

Summary of some of the Unitary Plan recommendations on Residential Zoning

Please find, below, a pithy summary, from the Auckland 2040 lobby group, of the recommendations from the Independent Hearings Panel (IHP) on the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan (PAUP) in the light of the initial report from Council’s Auckland Development Committee: they’ve summarised it so you don’t have to read the 7000 pages yourself. The IHP… Read more »

Minutes of the August Meeting

These are the minutes of the Grafton Residents Association held at Grafton Hall from 7.00pm to 8.30pm on Monday 8 August 2016: July minutes reviewed Martin Dickson confirmed that precinct plan was not discussed in detail, hence omitted from July minutes. Next steps: Martin Dickson to add to GRA Google docs and send to Anne… Read more »

Agenda for the August meeting of the GRA

The August meeting of the Grafton Residents Association will take place at 7.00pm on Monday, the 8th of August at Grafton Hall, 40 Seafield View Road.  The agenda is as below: 1.CIVIL DEFENCE – good discussion held at July meeting – what are next steps? 2, 2016 COUNCIL ELECTION: Mayoral Candidate meeting – feedback and… Read more »

Creating a shared, Community-led vision for the Grafton Area

At the July meeting of the Grafton Residents Association, discussion centred around creating a shared vision for Grafton, in association with the community, the stakeholders and Auckland Council.  A draft project plan was circulated (as below):   Project name: Create a shared community-led vision for the Grafton Area Project scope and outline Project justification: Growth… Read more »

Archaeological finds on your property

Did you know that, if you locate artefacts, such as bottles or broken crockery on your property, you may be obliged to report the find to New Zealand Heritage (formerly the New Zealand Historic Places Trust)? Under the  Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act 2014, it is unlawful for anyone to “to modify or destroy,… Read more »

Recommendations for the Unitary Plan: focus on Grafton

The Auckland Unitary Plan Independent Hearings Panel delivered its recommendations on the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan (PAUP) to the council on 22 July 2016, and the maps and associated descriptions are now in full on the Auckland Council website. Grafton in the Proposed Plan, and the Recommendations: To view the latest recommendations in graphical format, go to… Read more »

New simpler transport fares from 14 August

Auckland Transport (AT) is creating new transport zones, and new transfer systems with AT HOP cards, which will make transferring across multiple forms of transport cheaper and more efficient from the 14th of August. According to the AT news release on the initiative: “The new zone map has 13 zones, and fares will be calculated… Read more »

July Meeting of the GRA

The July meeting of the Grafton Residents Association will take place at Grafton Hall, 40 Seafield View Road, at 7.00pm on Monday the 11th of July. The brief agenda is as follows: 1. Peter Brown to present submission made on behalf of GRA for Auckland Civil Defence & Emergency Management Group Plan 2016-2021 2. Jackie… Read more »

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  • Unitary Plan signed off

    It’s official: after 6 years, 249 days of hearings, 7000 pages of decisions and almost unlimited controversy, Auckland Council approved the Unitary Plan today. Please some news articles to view summaries of the decisions: Radio New Zealand: Auckland Council signs off Unitary Plan Stuff: Auckland Unitary Plan passed: what now? The New Zealand Herald: Auckland… Read more »

  • Burglary prevention reminder

    Just a quick reminder that it’s the time of year when opportunistic thieves take advantage of lengthening days and slowly improving weather to target local properties.  If you notice anything suspicious, or anyone unusual hanging around, don’t hesitate to contact the police, on their non-urgent number, at the Newmarket Police station, on 09 5295647. For… Read more »

  • Summary of some of the Unitary Plan recommendations on Residential Zoning

    Please find, below, a pithy summary, from the Auckland 2040 lobby group, of the recommendations from the Independent Hearings Panel (IHP) on the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan (PAUP) in the light of the initial report from Council’s Auckland Development Committee: they’ve summarised it so you don’t have to read the 7000 pages yourself. The IHP… Read more »

  • Minutes of the August Meeting

    These are the minutes of the Grafton Residents Association held at Grafton Hall from 7.00pm to 8.30pm on Monday 8 August 2016: July minutes reviewed Martin Dickson confirmed that precinct plan was not discussed in detail, hence omitted from July minutes. Next steps: Martin Dickson to add to GRA Google docs and send to Anne… Read more »

  • Agenda for the August meeting of the GRA

    The August meeting of the Grafton Residents Association will take place at 7.00pm on Monday, the 8th of August at Grafton Hall, 40 Seafield View Road.  The agenda is as below: 1.CIVIL DEFENCE – good discussion held at July meeting – what are next steps? 2, 2016 COUNCIL ELECTION: Mayoral Candidate meeting – feedback and… Read more »

  • Creating a shared, Community-led vision for the Grafton Area

    At the July meeting of the Grafton Residents Association, discussion centred around creating a shared vision for Grafton, in association with the community, the stakeholders and Auckland Council.  A draft project plan was circulated (as below):   Project name: Create a shared community-led vision for the Grafton Area Project scope and outline Project justification: Growth… Read more »

  • Archaeological finds on your property

    Did you know that, if you locate artefacts, such as bottles or broken crockery on your property, you may be obliged to report the find to New Zealand Heritage (formerly the New Zealand Historic Places Trust)? Under the  Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga Act 2014, it is unlawful for anyone to “to modify or destroy,… Read more »

  • Recommendations for the Unitary Plan: focus on Grafton

    The Auckland Unitary Plan Independent Hearings Panel delivered its recommendations on the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan (PAUP) to the council on 22 July 2016, and the maps and associated descriptions are now in full on the Auckland Council website. Grafton in the Proposed Plan, and the Recommendations: To view the latest recommendations in graphical format, go to… Read more »

  • New simpler transport fares from 14 August

    Auckland Transport (AT) is creating new transport zones, and new transfer systems with AT HOP cards, which will make transferring across multiple forms of transport cheaper and more efficient from the 14th of August. According to the AT news release on the initiative: “The new zone map has 13 zones, and fares will be calculated… Read more »

  • July Meeting of the GRA

    The July meeting of the Grafton Residents Association will take place at Grafton Hall, 40 Seafield View Road, at 7.00pm on Monday the 11th of July. The brief agenda is as follows: 1. Peter Brown to present submission made on behalf of GRA for Auckland Civil Defence & Emergency Management Group Plan 2016-2021 2. Jackie… Read more »