Pursuant to Section 15(2) of the Reserves Act 1977, Auckland Council hereby notifies its intention to exchange part of Margan Reserve, New Lynn with private land.
The Auckland Unitary Plan includes a precinct plan for New Lynn, known as the West Edge. It includes a new road connection from New Lynn to Margan Avenue.
The site, through which the road connection will pass, is part-owned by a developer. The road also passes through Margan Reserve, which is located adjacent to Margan Avenue and comprises two separate areas.
Margan Reserve is an unclassified recreation reserve under the Reserves Act 1977. It does not have a reserve management plan in place.
To provide access to Margan Avenue in accordance with the precinct plan, the developer seeks to exchange 295m² of Margan Reserve (part of LOT 1 DP 122011) with 295m2 of adjacent land at 5 Clinker Place.
The proposed land exchange aims to enable:
- the provision of a road, pedestrian and cycle connection from Margan Avenue to New Lynn centre and the train station, in accordance with the New Lynn precinct plan
- a fragmented piece of Margan Reserve to be incorporated into a larger strip along Margan Avenue.
It is noted that six Pohutakawa and 13 non-native Mexican pine trees are located on the area of Margan Reserve proposed to be exchanged. These trees would be removed to enable the road, pedestrian and cycle connection, subject to the final design and the resource consent process.
Any person wishing to object to the proposed land exchange may do so in writing no later than 16 November 2018 to:
Chief Executive, Auckland Council
Private Bag 93200, Auckland 1142
Attention: Parks and Recreation Policy
Or by submitting online at www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/haveyoursay
Maps showing the existing and proposed reserve areas, additional information about the proposed exchange and feedback forms are available at the New Lynn Library, New Lynn, Auckland or by emailing MarganReserveLandExchange@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz
Objections should state if the objector wishes to be heard. Any objector's information provided to the Council will become subject to the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 and may be released by the Council under that Act.
Any objector should state in their objection if the whole, or any part of their objection, is to be kept confidential.