Ap­peal in doubt

Central Leader - - News -

Neigh­bours op­pos­ing changes to Eden Park’s re­source con­sent con­di­tions are un­likely to lodge an ap­peal.

Last month the Auck­land City Coun­cil granted a re­quest from the Eden Park Re­de­vel­op­ment Board that re­duced the num­ber of on­site carparks re­quired from 630 to 310.

It also lifted a cap on the num­ber of pa­trons who could at­tend func­tions from 1000 to 2000.

Eden Park Neigh­bours As­so­ci­a­tion pres­i­dent and Auck­land city coun­cil­lor Mark Don­nelly says the group feels that ap­peal­ing to the En­vi­ron­ment Court would prob­a­bly be a waste of re­sources.

“It’s not an easy deci- sion, but it isn’t re­al­is­tic to go up against the gov­ern­ment and the coun­cil,” he says.

“They want Eden Park to go ahead. It puts the onus on the com­mu­nity to vig­i­lantly en­force the con­di­tions.”

Mr Don­nelly says the group isn’t against the Rugby World Cup, but has con­cerns about on­go­ing traf­fic and park­ing is­sues af­ter the tour­na­ment.

Re­de­vel­op­ment board chief ex­ec­u­tive Adam Fee­ley says it wants to work con­struc­tively with neigh­bours on any prob­lems they have.

Mr Fee­ley says if the Neigh­bours As­so­ci­a­tion doesn’t ap­peal, it pro­vides the re­de­vel­op­ment with more cer­tainty.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from New Zealand

© PressReader. All rights reserved.