In 2017 the National-led government passed the
Point England Development Enabling Act 2017
Point England Reserve was given to the people of New Zealand to be used in perpetuity for open space and recreation.
On 28th June 2017 the National-led Government passed the Point England Development Enabling Act 2017 which overruled the Reserves Act that protected the Reserve and ignored the Auckland Council Plan that confirmed Aucklanders wanted to keep the Reserve safe from development.
This set a political precedent for government to over-ride local decision making and sell other Reserve land without consultation.
This legislation was an attack on your right to have a say about what happens in your neighbourhood and to your parks.
Next election time – before you vote ask yourself:
Do you want a government who ignores you, ignores the laws that are supposed to protect your rights to have a say and sells off your local parks?
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The previous National-led Government did not share this view. They thought local parks and sportsfields were ‘up for grabs’ to sell and develop.
Should New Zealanders bulldoze our city parks and sports fields, losing them forever to make way for housing developments?
We don’t think so.