I have been misquoted in my comments about how the 18-hole options for Chamberlain Park ( Auckland City Harbour News, April 29) are very different from the existing course.
My reference to buffers was about the need for safety buffers between golf and any other activities at the park.
As Mr Quince says there could be ‘‘real health and safety issues’’ mixing golf with other activities.
At present all 33.91 hectares are used exclusively for an 18-hole golf course. To safely fit any other activity into this park requires a reduction in the land devoted to golf.
Option 1 reduces the existing 18-hole golf course to 30.13 hectares (89 per cent of the park) to free up 3.78 hectares for new passive activities.
Option 2 has an even tighter 18-hole golf course on 23.44 hectares (69 per cent of the park) plus new golf facilities such as a driving range, practice area, etc.
Option 3 has the same golf course as Option 2 but with playing fields instead of the driving range
Option 4 is for a generously spaced 9-hole course on 16.75 hectares plus all the other golfing facilities and playing fields.
I urge readers to carefully consider these alternatives.