Have your Say

Now is the time to speak up on Auckland Council’s plans to designate Dudding Park and car-park in Little Shoal Bay Reserve a restricted non contained “freedom camping” site.

Say NO!

The Auckland Council “Have your Say” website is accessed here:

https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/have-your-say/topics-you-can-have-your-say-on/freedom-camping/Pages/have-your-say-freedom-camping.aspx

You must submit your views by February 18th deadline either by using the online form on link above or via email: freedomcamping@aklc.govt.nz

Two events are planned in Northcote and Birkenhead where you can learn more about Auckland Council proposals, hear presentations from local representatives and give feedback:

Thursday 7th February: Northcote Birkenhead Yacht Club, Birkenhead Wharf, 7.30 – 9pm

Wednesday 13th February: Northcote Memorial Hall, Rodney Rd, 6 – 8 pm

For more information on local community organisations and the work they are doing to help protect Little Shoal Bay Reserve and Le Roys Bush, follow these links:

Little Shoal Bay Protection Society:

https://www.littleshoalbay.org/news/2019/1/14/urgent-help-needed

Birkenhead Residents Association:

https://www.bra.org.nz/

Le Roys Bush:

https://sites.google.com/site/leroysbushauckland/helping-leroysbush/freedom-camping-and-le-roys-bush—public-meeting-feb-2019

Auckland Council “Have your Say” community events:

Date​Time​Location
​Saturday 2 February  
2019
10am-12
noon
​Grey Lynn Library Hall, 474 Great North Road,
Grey Lynn
​Saturday 9 February 
2019
10am-12
noon
​​Pukekohe Town Hall, Massey Avenue, Pukekohe
​Monday 11 February
2019
​6pm-8pm​Nixon Park Community Hall, 70 Sale Street,
Howick
​Tuesday 12 February
2019
​6pm-8pmTe Atatu South Community Centre, 247 Edmonton
Road, Te Atatu South
​Wednesday 13 February
2019
​​6pm-8pmNorthcote Memorial Hall, 2 Rodney Road,
Northcote
​Saturday 16 February
2019
​10am-12
noon
Orewa Community Centre, 40-46 Orewa Square,
Orewa
​Saturday 16 February
2019
​2pm-4pm3 Baxter Street, Warkworth

If you are in any doubt about the effects of “Freedom Camping” and what it could result in for Auckland, take a look at this video: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/shows/gutsful/episodes/s2016-e1 (you’ll need to login to view). This Taranaki “freedom camping” site was restricted by the local council to no more than 3 vehicles per night, but as you will see, it’s unmanageable and a lesson for what Auckland Council are proposing for Little Shoal Bay Reserve unless you say NO!