We think that there are a lot of unanswered questions surrounding the current proposal for development of Shelly Bay, and the councils’ complicity in the plan.
For such a significant build impacting many citizens, we find the lack of transparency, the lack of consultation, and the apparent willingness of our council to line the pockets of a developer with at least $10 million of ratepayers’ hard won cash are all causes of great concern.
The amazing amount of council resources that are being poured into trying to convince you that you should accept this project is astounding. As is the dizzying speed of the resource consent, as well as the blatant disregard of the original, and sensible council design guidelines for this area.
The deafening silence on the bigger scale impacts of congestion, environmental degradation, and the utter change in character that dense urban high-rise dwellings will bring to the area compel us to act.
So we plead dear citizens of the Eastern Suburbs, contact your council, and let them know what you think about this affair.
We are not against development of Shelly Bay in principle, but only by speaking out can we ensure a sensible, sympathetic development is built. One that respects the community we live in, and the relaxed low key lifestyle that we have worked so very hard to build here.