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Auckland Council

Proposal to classify Titirangi War Memorial Reserve

Public notice date: 27 June 2019

Closing date and time: 31 July 2019, 12 a.m.

Pursuant to Section 16 (4) of the Reserves Act 1977, (RA) the Auckland Council hereby notifies its intention to classify the above named reserve into three separate reserve classifications described as follows:

  • Local purpose (community purposes and historic war memorial site) reserve. This portion is occupied by a busy and popular “people place” containing activities of a local or community nature.
  • Recreation Reserve.  This portion is occupied by a bowling green.
  • Scenic reserve to be subject to the provisions of Section 19 (1) (b) of the RA. There are two portions to be classified as scenic reserve which contain attractive regenerating bush that includes kauri.

Classifying the reserve according to its existing uses will enable the council to continue to grant leases under the RA to the existing groups that occupy sites located within the reserve.

Sited at 500 South Titirangi Road in Titirangi, the reserve is described as Part Lot 17 on Deposited Plan 6678, contained in NA194/95 (Cancelled), and comprising a total area of 1.8011 hectares.

Part Lot 17 is currently held by the Crown through the Department of Conservation as an unclassified reserve for a site for a community centre under the RA and vested in the Auckland Council, in trust, for that purpose.

The reserve was established in 1961 after the land became surplus to the requirements of the Department of Education. Since 1961 the reserve has become a busy and popular “people place”. In 1978 the RA came into force and required all reserves to be classified for their primary purposes. In proposing these classifications, the council acting in its capacity as the reserve’s administering body, is complying with the RA and the classification requirement.

A plan showing the reserve, and the proposed boundaries of the three reserve classifications, is available at the Council’s Henderson office at Level 2, Reception, 6 Henderson Valley Road, Henderson.
 
Any person wishing to either support or object to the proposed classifications may do so in writing and addressed to the Auckland Council, Private Bag 93200, Auckland 1142, Attention Dave Bayley, no later than 5pm on Wednesday 31st July 2019. Alternatively, objections may be emailed to dave.bayley@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz.

Submitters should state if they wish to be heard in person. Any submitter’s information provided to the Council will become subject to the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1977 and may be released by the council under that Act.  Any submitter should state in their submission if the whole or any part of their submission is to be kept confidential.