Campaign to Save the Maitai #savethemaitai

Campaign to Save the Maitai #savethemaitai

10 July 2020
Signatures: 9,715Next goal: 10,000
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Why this petition matters

Started by Campaign to Save the Maitai

Say No to residential housing in the Kaka / Maitai Valley

Please only sign this petition if you know the Maitai Valley area.

Kaka Valley (behind Denne’s Hole) is subject of a plan change request for a 750 houses. Under the new FDS this would be upped to 900 houses, plus another 200 across the river (on the Sunday Hole side) for an area named Orchard Flats.

The application to change the land zoning from rural to residential, to add 500-700 houses in the Kaka Valley, Maitai, would completely erode the rural environment, build unnecessary public infrastructure, vastly increase traffic movement, damage the landscape, pollute the river, and spoil this walking, cycling, swimming and picnicking destination that so many people enjoy.  

Please note, the submission period for the developer's 'Private Plan Change' request is now over and the Resource Management Act process is underway.
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Please also consider a donation to Save the Maitai Incorporated to help fund the Experts who are engaged to give evidence during the RMA hearing.
NZ Bank Account Number 38 9022 0507655 00.  
THANK YOU to all Donors !!

We request that the Nelson City Council, does not accept or approve any private or public action that will lead to or result in the rezoning of rural land in The Kaka Valley, (adjacent to the Maitai Valley) as residential land.—————————————————————————————

Why is this important?

This is a unique area in Nelson; a slice of quiet Kiwi countryside free of city life constraints, just 5 minutes from the CBD, which all Nelsonians have the freedom to access.  It’s one of the special spots that makes Nelson a great place to live.

Nelsonians have already stated their preference for revitalisation of the CBD with intensification (infill and building up) as the primary development method for adding new housing stock:

  • In the 2006 Nelson Urban Growth Strategy, Nelsonians said they strongly opposed development in the Maitai area.
  • In the 2019 Future Development Strategy, Nelsonians said they support building up (intensification), not building out (greenfield expansion / urban sprawl) as their preferred strategy for housing growth.

Keep the Maitai and Kaka Valley free of urban sprawl, heavy traffic flows, and air and water pollution. 

Who are we?
Save the Maitai is a citizens movement to preserve the unique character of the Maitai Valley as an important rural recreation area for all Nelsonians. Our community is coming together to say no to residential rezoning in Maitai Valley.


Note re Donating: Please donate directly to Save THE MAITAI using the bank account above, or the Donate page on the campaign website if you would like to receive an emailed receipt.
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To donate directly to Save the Maitai please make donations to Save the Maitai Incorporated - NZ Bank Account Number 38 9022 0507655 00.  Thank you for your support.

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Signatures: 9,715Next goal: 10,000
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