There has been no public consultation to close Higham Paper Road on South Head Peninsula - one of three realistic vehicle access points to the Kaipara Harbour, northwest of Auckland.
The South Head Action Group is worried because the main harbour access, at Shelley Beach, struggles to accommodate current usage and demand is increasing annually.
Visionary planners have provided paper roads for free, public access to waterways since the late 1800s. Now, ratepayers will bear the costs of this deal between one landowner and the Rodney Council, including possible compensation to this owner for a walkway easement that can be closed anytime.
South Head tangata whenua have not been consulted - shame on the Rodney District Council, considering the current sensitivity surrounding the foreshore and seabed.
There is no significant public benefit to this proposal. This hastily implemented process threatens to undermine public confidence in the Rodney District Council.
We need to be wary of similar shoddy deals to ensure future generations have the opportunity to fish, camp and enjoy our remarkable country.
“The price of freedom is eternal vigilance,” Thomas Jefferson.
Lodge your objection before next week - 2 June - to ensure foreshore access remains for all New Zealanders!
On behalf of the South Head Action Group.
Contact Ross on (09) 4202705
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