A waste

Kapi-Mana News - - OPINION - GRAEME EB­BETT, chair­man, Ti­tahi Bay Res­i­dents’ As­so­ci­a­tion

Ed­i­tor,

Re­fer­ring to the ratepayer­funded City Fo­cus ad­ver­tise­ment ( Kapi-Mana News, Au­gust 28) re Cars on Ti­tahi Bay beach.

Porirua City Coun­cil is wast­ing time and money at­tempt­ing to re­lit­i­gate the whole is­sue of ve­hi­cles on Ti­tahi Bay beach.

The coun­cil is locked into En­vi­ron­ment Court Or­ders and le­gal agree­ments with Greater Welling­ton Re­gional Coun­cil and the Ti­tahi Bay Res­i­dents’ As­so­ci­a­tion that the cur­rent coastal rules are work­able and en­force­able.

These rules pro­vide for park­ing at each end, a car-free cen­tre beach, and late night cur­few ex­cept for boat­sheds etc.

The fore­most ‘‘es­sen­tial need’’ in the Bay community’s vil­lage plan is that these rules must be en­forced. The co-op­er­a­tion of PCC with the GWRC rules is re­quired to achieve this.

What pur­pose can PCC serve by now at­tempt­ing to cre­ate pub­lic con­tro­versy when con­sen­sus was achieved by the community long ago?

For TBRA and GWRC the mat­ter is set in con­crete and can­not be changed with­out sub­stan­tial le­gal costs to any­one wish­ing to try.

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