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The lack of open space in Al­bertE­den will con­tinue to be a big topic of de­bate in the cen­tral isth­mus. Cur­rent board chair­per­son Peter Haynes has said the area has the low­est lev­els of open space in the Auck­land re­gion, and one of the big­gest short­falls in sports field ca­pac­i­ties. Mt Al­bert, Morn­ing­side and Pt Che­va­lier have all been ear­marked for in­ten­si­fi­ca­tion and the pro­jected pop­u­la­tion growth through­out the rest of the area will mean the next board will need to fig­ure out how to ad­vo­cate for the best use of its lim­ited space. pub­lic out of plans to dou­ble the size of West­field St Lukes, one of the coun­try’s largest malls, has caused con­cern through­out the com­mu­nity. The ex­pan­sion would in­crease the floor area of the shop-

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