Bay pe­ti­tion given to MP

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A 2500-sig­na­ture pe­ti­tion urg­ing for restora­tion of One­hunga Bay will be pre­sented to Mt Roskill MP Phil Goff to­mor­row.

The One­hunga En­hance­ment So­ci­ety wants the gov­ern­ment to en­sure the work is com­pleted as part of the State High­way 20 up­grade.

Par­lia­ment hope­ful Carol Beau­mont is also back­ing the res­i­dents’ cam­paign.

The Labour can­di­date for Maun­gakiekie has writ­ten an open let­ter urg­ing agen­cies to work to­gether to fund the restora­tion work.

“By show­ing real lead­er­ship and co­op­er­at­ing there is an op­por­tu­nity to sig­nif­i­cantly im­prove the One­hunga fore­shore which was ru­ined by the mo­tor­way con­struc­tion in the 1970s. There is a need for ur­gent com­mit­ment by Tran­sit, Auck­land City Coun­cil and Auck­land Re­gional Coun­cil.”

Ms Beau­mont says the Manukau Har­bour has been treated as a “poor cousin” to the Waitem­ata, with sig­nif­i­cant ratepayer cash go­ing into re­sand­ing beaches along Ta­maki Drive.

The coun­cil will this month con­sider Tran­sit’s out­line plan of works on the high­way widen­ing project due to start this year. The plan does not in­clude restora­tion and mit­i­ga­tion work cham­pi­oned by res­i­dents.

The pe­ti­tion will be pre­sented at 189 One­hunga Mall at 9.30am.

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