This consultation closed on the 12th of July 2019. Thank you for having your say.
We had 328 submissions from the public. 84 per cent completed the online survey and 16 per cent submitted a paper survey by email or post.
The option to close the grove completely to protect the pōhutakawa trees received the most support.
Other key feedback themes
- Some people were unhappy that there was no option to retain the boardwalk
- Using signs to explain the history of the area and its significance to Māori was also suggested.
Changes made as a result of feedback
The closure plan presented to the Takapuna-Devonport Local Board included the following changes:
- not removing the infrastructure at the lookout point, as this could damage the pōhutakawa roots
- allowing some access along the Grove.
The proposed concept design will be presented to a Devonport-Takapuna business meeting by February 2020. After a resolution, a resource consent application will be lodged.