Ti­ti­rangi is a ‘way of life’ that ‘needs pro­tect­ing’


Ti­ti­rangi’s way of life is un­der threat by Water­care’s plans for a wa­ter treat­ment plant, the Ti­ti­rangi Pro­tec­tion Group (TPG) says.

The group held a pub­lic meeting on June 14 to talk about its op­po­si­tion to the $317 mil­lion plant.

It was at­tended by about 200 peo­ple and lo­cal politi­cians.

In a press re­lease, TPG said the bush­filled site was marked on the uni­tary plan as hav­ing sig­nif­i­cant eco­log­i­cal value. ‘‘Ti­ti­rangi is more than just trees.

‘‘The lo­cals re­ally value be­ing part of a bush liv­ing com­mu­nity, it’s a way of life that needs pro­tect­ing, as does the Waitakere Ranges Her­itage Area for the ben­e­fit of the wider Auck­land re­gion.

‘‘The fight is not over – the com­mu­nity will be heard.’’

Water­care spokesper­son Max­ine Clay­ton said the next phase in the plant re­place­ment in­volved de­sign work, and a com­mu­nity li­ai­son group would soon be set up and worked with ‘‘as we fur­ther de­velop the pro­posal’’.

‘‘The in­ten­tion is to en­cour­age con­struc­tive com­mu­nity di­a­logue with a view to min­imis­ing ad­verse ef­fects and de­liv­er­ing good com­mu­nity out­comes.’’

The pub­lic meeting on the pro­posed wa­ter treat­ment plant in Ti­ti­rangi on June 14 was well at­tended.

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