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.