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Eden Park targets Sunday
• Eden Park has applied for
consent to hold an event on Sunday night
• A 5 day/night test has been
scheduled to include Sunday 25th March
Park say they intend to hold more Sunday night events in the future
- so this event is the thin end of the wedge.
• It will set a precedent for
further types and numbers of Sunday night events
are likely to be processed non-notified
therefore you will have no future opportunity to object.
Submissions Close this
Thursday 5pm (25 May).
You can view details and make an online submission
from this link: http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/ratesbuildingproperty/consents/getinvolved/Pages/currentpubliclynotifiedconsents.aspx
under 42 Reimers look at documents - then click on “make a submission link” - form will limit you to 500 words - but you can upload a word document with further submisison details.
In submission use the ref: R/LUC/2017/1136You will receive a reply/copy of your submission. Use this
to fwd to the applicants Planner at this email: Ross.Cooper@tattico.co.nz
Eden Park’s application ignores the continued
protection of our Sunday nights acknowledged in the new Auckland Unitary
Plan. Although the independent Panel
granted additional games, removed some existing protections and included a 5
day/night test – it EXCLUDED SUNDAYS.
Eden Park are now trying to push the boundaries even further.
We all know Sunday night is special - allowing people
to rest and prepare for the week ahead, and it is especially crucial for the
many young children in the area.It becomes an even more important rest night if the
previous 3 days have had a cricket test finishing at 10pm, followed by
It is important that people get involved in this
process by making a submission.
This is the first attempt to weaken the rules in the
new Unitary Plan, and it is crucial that these new rules are enforced to
protect local residential amenities.
If you and members of your family/household wish to
make a submission to oppose this, you can do it on-line (with an email copy to
We’d suggest you consider what the likely effects on
you will be. These may be things such as lights; crowd impacts; speaker
noise/loud music/loud crowd noise.
Also consider the wider effects in the surrounding
area before and after the 10pm finish, such as parking/traffic issues, crowd
dispersal, noise, litter etc.
These need to be specifically related to the effect on
a Sunday night 7-10pm playing time, and the subsequent later issues. Showing
how these standard event effects have significantly more impact on a Sunday
night than other nights of the week.
You can raise the issues around the cumulative effect
of Thursday to Sunday and how they make the
Sunday respite becomes even more important after 3 late and disrupted
nights in a row.
You can emphasise that a Sunday respite is
particularly necessary during what is normally a very busy period for night
events at Eden Park. February and March will be very busy with NRL 9s, cricket
ODI’s, T20’s, the start of Super Rugby.
Sunday Night events should be seen in this context.
It is important to cover all effects, as you cannot
add to these at a hearing. You can expand on them during a hearing, and it is
always very useful at the hearing itself to present evidence such as photos,
videos of these effects and how they relate to Sunday night.
Also tick the box that indicates that you ‘wish to be
heard’. While it can be difficult to attend (you can cancel later), we may find
that part of hearing can be held locally. Also it is usually more effective if
the Commissioners are getting direct personal feedback and examples rather than
just a written submission.
Many residents have seen the changing nature of Eden
Park events over many years, and know from experience it pays to get involved
in order to protect our residential amenities. Be that having events like
Concerts declined, or gaining conditions that protected our local area for
other events.It doesn't matter when you moved to the area, you are
entitled to those protections.
Some say moving near Eden Park, means we must just
accept whatever new events it wants to do. We obviously don't agree with that
position. The RMA and other legal precedents protect our residential amenities.
It pays to remember that the area was residential when Eden Park was a swamp.
It is the constantly changing nature of Eden Park, that creates these issues e.g.
new formats like Twenty20, and now "Pink Ball" tests, on top of new
activities which take place in the new and bigger function centre, including
school balls etc, that impose new impacts. Everyone has rights under the RMA to
a standard level of protection. It's not just an EPNA view, but agreed by
multiple independent Judges and Commissioners that have set the current rules
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Hearing process - so donations will be needed so that we can engage the expert evidence we’ll
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