We are short of parking spaces, not plans
We have not reached the current crisis situation through lack of consultations and plans; we reached it through the failure of those legally responsible for “meeting the current and future needs of the community for good-quality local infrastructure” (Local Government Act 2002) to do the job we pay them to do.
Another round of consultations may only result in more excuses for that failure to continue for a few more years.
FUG will continue to advocate for the urgent addition of adequate parking infrastructure at Waiheke’s park-and-ride facility in Matiatia, using the ample land holdings owned by ratepayers in that location .
The full text of FUG’s statement can be found by following this link.
The current Board has already given Direction Matiatia (DMI) $50,000 to produce a report without measurable objectives or outcomes. No report has yet been produced. When, and if, it ever sees the light of day, it will have no credible standing with Auckland Transport, the decision makers, because they are not party to it.
On top of this waste of money the current Board has promised DMI a further $100,000.
The FUG statement says a ‘new Local Board about to be elected may well hold different views from those of the outgoing board.’
Let’s hope so, because otherwise there is no chance of one more car park for years to come.