Most people in Piha have heard about the Auckland Council proposal to build two bridges on the Kitekite Falls tracks.
One at the crossing point between Kitekite Track and the other at the crossing point immediately below the falls. Their rationale is, “to provide a consistent visitor experience, appropriate health and safety standards and to ensure the track/s and facilities in that area are ‘fit for purpose’.”
It appears at this point that most people in Piha do not want these bridges, but there are also some who think they are a good idea. mostly, Piha people are upset that all this seems to be going ahead without any public consultation with either the Piha community or the wider Auckland community.
Whatever happens, the bridges cannot be built without a Resource Consent, so it is important that any application for a Resource Consent be required to be “Publicly Notified.” That would mean that the overall project, including the design, is made open to the public and that the public can then submit their opinions for or against.
You can ask for the application to be publicly notified by writing to or emailing the Director of Regulatory Services, Mr. Craig Hobbs firstname.lastname@example.org