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Clear public support for a hardstand at The Landing

Ōrākei Local Board asked for feedback on their decision to close the hardstand at The Landing and the response from ratepayers is NO.

Results of the Ōrākei Local Board public consultation on retention of the hardstand at Okahu Bay shows a clear majority (64%) support retention of a short stay haul out and hardstand facility for boat cleaning and/or anti-foul application.

There were 1,558 respondents of which 617 were Ōrākei residents. The response shows the hardstand is a regional issue and the Ōrākei Local Board does not have a mandate for closure.

Significant support for and against the plan has been generated through the second phase of public consultation, with the majority submitting against the plan. This is in contrast to the majority who supported a transformational outcome as presented in concept three in February 2022.


Individual submitters’ overall opinion of the plan is summarised as follows:

There was more support than opposition for all four of the key design features. Support for each of these key design features was higher in every instance when the results were considered from Ōrākei residents only.    

Individual submitters’ responses to the question on retention of a short stay haul out and hardstand facility were as follows: