Residents association committee formed
The eight Grey Lynn residents who will serve on the committee of the newly formed Grey Lynn Residents Association have been elected after a public vote.
Residents formed the association amid growing concerns about the potential for many residential streets to be rezoned for apartments and terraced housing under plans in the Auckland Council’s draft Unitary Plan.
Award-winning director Dan Salmon has been appointed chairman following the public vote.
Mr Salmon has six years of experience serving on the Richmond Road School Board of Trustees and has spent more than a decade on the board of the Screen Directors Guild of New Zealand.
Self-employed event manager Simon Keely, doctor Jamie Hosking and solicitor Jennifer Burns will also serve on the committee.
Freelance journalist Liz Hancock, who co-founded the residents association, has been elected secretary and barrister Chris Patterson will serve as treasurer.
Optometrist Philip Walsh and book publisher Nicola Legat, who is also a former member of the long defunct Grey Lynn Westmere Community Committee, were both appointed to the committee by the six publicly elected members.
The residents association aims to work with the Waitemata Local Board and Auckland Council to rethink plans for Grey Lynn.