Auckland Council permitting sewage into Harbour - help save our beaches.
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Auckland Council have qualified the Gables site on Jervois Rd to be a Special Housing Area. They are currently looking at resource consent for 69 apartments and 2 shops.
Not only is the development so out of scope (height, shading, dominance, traffic, parking, no respect to heritage area) the main concern is the amount of sewage pouring into the harbour.
The current state of the drains is so bad that when it rains the overflow of rain and sewage runs down Kelmarna Ave and into Coxs Creek then the Harbour.
We are asking Auckland Council to build the drains, and not allow increased sewage in harbour until they are done. Housing shortage is not so desperate that we should put public health at risk. There are lots of places we can build with infrastructure for sewage to go to Mangere or North Shore.
With the proposed dense development this will add to the problem significantly.
We are raising this petition to ask Council to get the drains update going before allowing these developments which increase sewage to the Harbour.
We are asking Council to notify Hon Dr Nick Smith, Minister of Housing that the wastewater infrastructure is not adequate and ask him to disestablish the 1 Kelmarna SHA site, or to postpone it until after the drains have been remedied..
Legislation is in place to say such developments MUST NOT go ahead if the infrastructure is insufficient.
Don't you think the drains are a critical factor? How about our environment? There should be no major developments where sewage flows to the harbour, until infrastructure can treat it.
Why has this been allowed? Don't let all our beaches become as toxic as Cox's Bay.
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