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Save Takapuna Carpark - Home of the Sunday Market

This petition had 1,368 supporters


IMPORTANT UPDATE - MON 7 AUGUST 2017: Panuku Development has largely ignored out 8,500-signature petition and, instead of halting the proposed sale of our public carpark land, is forging ahead with the next step in the process.
Even though you have already signed the petition, it is now imperative that each of us please also SUBMIT FEEDBACK. Submissions open today, and close Monday 4 September 2017.
You can do this ONLINE at: http://engage.ubiquity.co.nz/surveys/qxHoRvGKRkW1AwjU2Yugxw
Alternatively, you can PRINT A FORM from:
http://www.shapeauckland.co.nz/media/1972/40anzacstreetcarparkfeedbackform.pdf
... then email the completed form back to anzacstreetcarpark@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz or the address given on the form. 
We've also emailed a more detailed update to you all :-)

THANK YOU AGAIN FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

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We the undersigned oppose Panuku Development’s plan to sell the Anzac St, Takapuna site that is currently used by The Takapuna Sunday Market.

On 10 March 2016, Councillors unanimously gave authority to Panuku Development to sell Anzac St carpark - home of the Sunday Market.

The carpark is very much needed to support local businesses. Alternatively the site would make an ideal civic square for Takapuna, or extension to Potters Park, both of which would allow the market to continue where it is. An underground carpark would ensure that much-needed parking would remain.
However, the current proposal is that it will be built over with apartments and commercial buildings, despite much of the rest of central Takapuna already being zoned for high- and medium-rise development.

Takapuna Car Park was bought by the retailers of Takapuna 52 years ago with a targeted rate. For 25 years a Sunday market has been run there.
The Sunday Market was started by the late Bill Rimmer & Fred Keith. Fred died late last year and Fred's window Trish and Bill's widow Essie are currently running it. It opens at 6.00a.m. & closes at 12.00pm. Stall holders queue early & bring their vans in & set up their tables. The Takapuna locals flock there for fresh flowers, cheese, pastries, bread & veges by 8.30 a.m. Then crowds in their thousands swarm in by 10.30 a.m. Auckland Transport is well compensated for the use of an otherwise empty car park on Sunday morning.

Article: http://www.tewahanui.nz/article/Takapuna_Carpark_Development

For updates, see: https://www.facebook.com/SaveTakapunaCarpark/

- Jan O'Connor



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