Minutes - Special Meeting of Members 22 March 2008 (28/3/08)
Minutes of the Special Meeting of Members of Omaha Beach Community Inc. ("OBC") held at Omaha Beach Community Centre at 4.00pm on Saturday, 22 March 2008
President Graham Painter (chair), Vice-President Merv Dry, Treasurer Kim Fisher, Secretary Judy O'Callahan, Committee members Chris Allan, Steve Marshall, Belinda Thomas.
Approximately 340 other members.
Committee members Nick Mantell, Greg Stenbeck and in writing from 13 other members.
Meeting commenced 4.08pm as a consequence of clearing the queue waiting to enter the hall.
The Chairman welcomed those present and thanked them for attending. He noted that this was a special meeting for members and that arrangements had been agreed with the journalist representing "Mahurangi Matters" in relation to reporting of members' input.
ONGOING MATTERS – CHAIRMAN'S UPDATE
OMAHA PARK DEVELOPMENT
Matters outlined to members by the panel:
The few questions asked from the floor were answered by the panel and related primarily to Section 274 status.
The Chairman thanked members for the "great turnout" and for their overwhelming support, and asked them to communicate with the committee on any matter of concern.
Meeting concluded 5.05pm with spontaneous applause.
Notice of Meeting 4pm Sat 22 March 2008 (10/3/08)
Notice is hereby given of a Special Meeting of Members of the Omaha Beach Community Inc to be held at the Omaha Beach Community Centre, North West Anchorage, Omaha Beach on Saturday 22nd of March 2008 at 4.00pm in the afternoon.
The meeting is called to advise members on action taken to date and future proposed action in opposition to Omaha Park Limited’s development proposals and issues that flow from these proposals. The committee will be able to answer questions from members in regard to the development and the Omaha Beach Community Inc. ongoing activity in this regard.
By way of background, the development opportunity proposed by Omaha Park Limited is of concern to the Omaha Beach Community and will affect land immediately to the south of the reserve, the wetland at the southern end of the existing Omaha Beach development and Te Kie Point. The zoning sought would enable the development of up to 830 residential units comprising of a combination of houses, town houses and apartments up to 9 metres (3 stories) in height and include a small commercial centre. On Te Kie Point, a 200 room hotel including restaurant, conference and other facilities is proposed.
To ensure that OBC members understand the location and impact of the proposed development, our consultants have overlaid the development on the plan of the existing plantings of native bush that is currently some 5-10 years old and was planted as a consequence of the Di Andre Estate development which was approved in 1998. We have included this overlay plan for your information.
7th March 2008