Many BayBuzz readers have sent letters to Mayor Yule and Hastings Councillors opposing the proposed regional sports park.
Councillors Robert Burnside and Anne Wilson have shared their responses with us.
We’ve published Robert’s as our Guest Buzzmaker column for this week, while Anne’s can be read here. Robert has pretty serious reservations about the proposed complex; Anne indicates her “LIMITED support” depends upon whether the required non-ratepayer funding is in fact secured to build the park and if she is satisfied that ratepayers will not need to subsidise ongoing operation of the park. Both await more input from citizens.
A ton of ratepayer money is at stake here … to say nothing of the fate of many hectares of Heretaunga farmland.
If you haven’t done so, you can easily send your message here. BayBuzz provides a draft letter that you can send “as is” or edit. We will include all letters sent as part of a formal BayBuzz submission on the park.
Let Councillors know what you think.
And meantime, let’s all take heart in this week’s victory for the Seascape Environmental Society, whose years of perseverance has secured restoration and beautification of the Breakwater Road sandy beaches in Napier, adjacent to the port. Well done, guys … and inspiring! And good on the Port of Napier for seeing the light.