Appeal in doubt
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.