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Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION -

Edi­tor,

Again, thanks to Brian Collins for his as­siduity on an­nual plan mat­ters, par­tic­u­larly on the Steyne Av­enue pur­chases ( KapiMana News, Let­ters, May 10).

I doubt that he got a real an­swer to the points made in the smoke-screen in the re­sponse.

I am thank­ful that some­one has the mind to tackle all the drafts, and re­ports out for pub­lic com­ment, par­tic­u­larly at this time of the year.

Last year I com­mented on 25, ad­mit­tedly not all from the an­nual spate of pro­duc­tions from Porirua City Coun­cil but all sub­mis­sions were of scant ef­fect. The de­ci­sions seem­ingly have all been pre-set, made with re­sponses pro­tec­tive of coun­cil po­si­tion.

In the case of Steyne Ave, Brian asked about tsunami and ero­sion risk but got no an­swer. I re­quest there­fore that coun­cil’s ex­pen­sive yet idle GIS map­ping sys­tem and that of Greater Welling­ton’s be used to over­lay pro­jected sea level rise, tsunami and liq­ue­fac­tion risk.

All are avail­able and have been re­cently pub­lished in the re­gional press and in two cases weighted on a 1-5 or­di­nal risk ba­sis.

Fi­nally, af­ter nigh on 30 years of lob­by­ing and sub­mis­sions at re­gional plan­ning lev­els, I feel some­thing warm com­ing on. These things take time but time could be run­ning short given cli­mate warm­ing warn­ings for which nei­ther GW nor PCC have re­treat poli­cies.

I of­fered the means to do this for free to the last mayor and chief ex­ec­u­tive, now 10 years back, out of love of Porirua, but got no re­ply.

Would Kapi-Mana News en­cour­age both coun­cils to ac­tu­ally in­te­grate and in­for­ma­tion share and then pro­duce the map cov­er­ing both the Porirua and Pau­ata­hanui catch­ments as well as the coast to Makara and Paekakariki. This will in­clude John­sonville/Tawa, etc.

Try to get the map pub­lished in your pa­per within a month.

Far faster than the an­nual plan process and the re­sult­ing maps would proac­tively in­form ratepay­ers and the real es­tate and in­surance in­dus­tries on the wis­dom of such re­serve pur­chases. DR TONY JACK­MAN, Pukerua

Bay. (Letter abridged)

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