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The Landing hardstand has been thrown a lifeline!

Here’s what was passed:

  1. Approve The Landing concept plan refresh as presented in the attachment below subject to two amendments to the plan that would reduce the planned passive green space area as described in i. and ii. below:

  • i) subject to commercial viability, retain approximately 50 per cent of the 2022 managed hardstand area (about 2,750 square metres, including the washdown pad and associated existing filtration system) to establish a smaller, flexible-use site for a short-stay haul-out facility to be used from May to December each year and the site being cleared and available for activations and major events from January to April, contingent on the approved operator providing the necessary infrastructure and a commensurate commercial return to the Ōrākei Local Board and operating to the highest industry standards in respect of water and air quality management

  • ii) if feasible, retain and utilise the existing filtration infrastructure and associated washdown pad to enable a cost-recovery wash-down facility for small recreational boat/water-craft users as they exit the boat ramp and sea-access ramp areas

  • request staff to undertake an expression of interest and other enabling processes to facilitate the establishment of a smaller flexible-use site for a short-stay haul-out facility as soon as possible with a view to commercial arrangements being in place from 1 July 2024, and to keep the local board informed of progress

  1. request staff to report back before 30 June 2024 outlining an updated amended final plan and, if commercially feasible, with a return to the Ōrākei Local Board incorporating to enable the local board’s decision making on the final plan configuration