As a Kuirau Park neighbour, I have received an update of the plans for a proposed skate park on the corner of Kuirau and Pukuatua Sts.
I am horrified by this proposal and question the expenditure of $750,000 for this project and the need to move from the current popular location opposite the Caltex station on Ranolf St.
What problem is this relocation trying to solve?
Locating a skate park - with its inherent noise - right opposite a residential area begs logic. This development will cause endless complaints to the council about noise and disturbance.
I am not against providing recreational areas for young people but serious thought needs to go into the proposed location. Upgrade of the existing location or waterfront would make more sense.
The project will create more problems than it solves and waste ratepayers' money. (Abridged)
Our rights outweigh theirs
I feel sorry for the people in Auckland that their businesses are being ruined because the Government hasn't the guts to close the borders.
The people coming back should stay where they were because if it wasn't for Covid-19, they would not be coming back and our welfare system wouldn't be stretched.
They all had the choice to come back earlier, but selfishly they have chosen to come back now. Whatever the cost for these people up to date should not be subsidised, and full costs are payable by them.
Our rights outweigh theirs.
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