Petition for golf course
Golfers have launched a petition in a last-ditch attempt to save one of Auckland’s only public golf courses.
The Albert-Eden Local Board last year approved a design for the future use of the 32.3 hectare Chamberlain Park which includes reducing the course to nine holes.
But the decision came with strong opposition from the park’s golfers who say the current 18-hole course is a citywide asset.
Richard Quince, one of the petition organisers, says the future of the park should not be determined by the local board.
Instead Quince says the new mayor after the election should decide the park’s fate as it will affect residents across Auckland.
‘‘With the proposed intensification under the Unitary Plan the importance of a well-located resource like Chamberlain Park can only increase.’’
The new design for the park also includes a driving range, two multi-use sports fields and a pedestrian and cycle path through the eastern edge of the site.
Planning is near completion however the final decision to go ahead with the redevelopment will not be made until after the local board elections in October.
Quince says the petition will be presented to the new Auckland mayor and Albert-Eden Local Board.
Visit savecpark.org to view the petition.
Richard Quince and Geoff Sensecall don’t want to see their 18-hole golf course carved up.