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Application for approval under the Reserves Act and Conservation Act for a 30 year concession to build a seawall on Sunkist Bay Reserve

Public notice date: 15 June 2018

Closing date and time: 12 July 2018, 5 p.m.

Pursuant to section 59A of the Reserves Act 1977, and section 17SC of the Conservation Act 1987, the Auckland Council notifies that the owners of 1 Cherrie Road, Beachlands, GA King and AL King as Trustees of Silent Lucidity Trust, intend to build a rock masonry seawall within Sunkist Bay Reserve and require a 30 year concession (licence).

The rock masonry seawall will protect the toe of the cliff between the applicant's property and Sunkist Bay Reserve from coastal erosion processes. This follows a land slip in 2017 which deposited talus including a Pohutukawa tree onto the reserve. Following the slip the applicant placed a temporary wall in the reserve which will be replaced by the permanent rock masonry seawall. The seawall will aid in the survival of the Pohutukawa Tree and will be of a similar construction and visual amenity to other seawalls in the area.

Sunkist Bay Reserve is described as Lot 40 Deeds Plan 619 comprising 1.5026 hectares and is contained in the Certificate of Title NA1135/293 (Part-Cancelled) and forms part of the Manukau City Domain.

In 2010 Auckland Council inherited the powers under the Reserves Act to control and manage the Manukau City Domain.  Section 59A (1) of the Reserves Act requires any permit, licence, lease or easement proposed to be granted by any council over any Crown owned reserve to be by way of a concession under Part 3B of the 1987 Conservation Act.

Under section 17SC (1)(b) of the Conservation Act a licence for a term (including renewals) of more than ten years is required to be publicly notified. The maximum term for a concession under Section 17Z of the Conservation Act is 30 years unless special dispensation is given.

Plans showing the proposed works within Sunkist Bay Reserve will be available for public viewing at Franklin Local Board office at 82 Manukau Road, Pukekohe and Beachlands Public Library.

Any person wishing to submit on the application  for concession, may do so in writing and addressed to:

Chief Executive, Auckland Council

Private Bag, 93200
Auckland 1142

Attention Glenn Riddell, no later than 5pm Thursday 12 July 2018.

Alternatively, submissions can be emailed to

Please state if you approve or object to the application and whether you wish to be heard. Any submitters 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 the submission is to be kept confidential.

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