Res­i­dents as­so­ci­a­tion com­mit­tee formed

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS - By JESS LEE

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.

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