There are however a number of other situations that need addressing, for example, elderly residents unable to mow, or steep sections where it is not safe to mow.
There are clearly also sites where people are unsure who owns the land, or where a mowing contractor has not had their contract adjusted to include the berm (such as around some Housing New Zealand properties).
To ensure that all of these sites are addressed the local board unanimously passed a formal resolution in November 2013 (moved by Ms Kumar) to establish a register of overgrown sites with the intention of working with Auckland Transport to assess each site and addressing it appropriately.
It was therefore a surprise to read Ms Kumar’s claim that other board members had voted down action on this issue.
A further resolution put forward by Ms Kumar at a meeting two weeks later was voted down because it was largely a duplication and weakening of the resolution already agreed to, and because it had not been lodged openly as was agreed under the loose ground rules the board members use.
The board wants to identify and register sites of concern, and work with Auckland Transport to find solutions.
You can register a site by phoning the Puketapapa Local Board office on 624 4941 or you can email me directly and I will make sure the site is lodged for further attention: julie.fairey@ aucklandcouncil.govt.nz.