Monday, 30 May 2011

Surf Breaks Workshop - Auckland


A workshop has been organised to discuss the inclusion of surf breaks into legislative planning frameworks.

Surf Breaks Workshop (side event)

When: Tuesday 31 May, 7.30pm - 9.30pm
Where: The University of Auckland, The Design Theatre, Conference Centre, Building 423, 22 Symonds Street


Seventeen regional surf breaks were recently declared as nationally significant under Policy 16 of the New Zealand Coastal Policy Statement (NZCPS) 2010.


A workshop has been organised to discuss the inclusion of surf breaks into legislative planning frameworks. Topics to be covered include:

(a) What are surf breaks?

(b) What impact might Policy 16 have on planning and resource consent decisions?

(c) How might surf breaks be provided for through marine spatial planning and planning documents?

The group of experts who appeared before the NZCPS Board of Inquiry Hearing on Policy 16 will guide a round table workshop on these topics. These experts will include Hamish Rennie (Senior Lecturer Environmental Management and Planning, Lincoln University), Robert Makgill (Director, North South Environmental Law), Matt Skellern (Planner, University of Auckland- Surfbreak Protection Society) and Dr Shaw Mead (Technical Director, ASR Ltd).

This promises to be an interesting and informative forum. Entry is free and all are welcome

Please contact James Frazerhurst at ASR Ltd for more information j.frazerhurst@asrltd.co.nz


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9 comments:

Mark Richards said...

Or we could just find an empty spot on he coast and go surfing ????

nic on 31 May, 2011 18:35 said...

MR, provided your surfbreaks are not adversely affected by coastal development and are fucked because ignorant c*nts take things for granted and fail to see how mans' money fed activities can pollute the water and wipe out surfbreaks that are not legally protected. for example Mundaka.

Anonymous said...

i also would be worried about having access to the coastline and seabed,

Anonymous said...

this must be a big workshop if ya can get in there and build a surfbreak. sign me up. Nic your comments, really relate to land use planning which is the responsibility of territorial authorities. in terms of being proactive on this front, get involved in District plan review processes, submit on notified consents and make representation at Council and Environment court hearings.

nic on 01 June, 2011 16:50 said...

why are you telling ME what to do, and what I'm doing is not. smart ass wankers. Above is what i do do as Surfbreak Protection Society South Island rep/committee member along with the rest of our extremely hard working committee.

DJ BARTLETT said...

WE.RE ALL DOOMED, surfing become the mainsteam ,GO UNDERGROUND

Anonymous said...

precious...

Anonymous said...

Yo Nic, i wouldn't take those commenst to heart. this blog is a tool in which people can share info and assist one another. I know we have used it previously for that purposes in the submission we assisted you with re the proposed Tomahawk Beach sand mining proposal. keep up the cracking work.

finny

philm on 09 June, 2011 21:38 said...

Mark Richards... your comment of find another spot demonstrates your ignorance of the issue. It is a detriment to Dunedin to damage A unique place like Aramoana. Quality surf spots are a huge asset to the town and region both financially and in other ways. A better question might be why can't they find a less damaging spot to dispose of the silt.. Surf breaks are fragile natural things that give so much pleasure to people.

Nic you should be proud of the incredibly hard work you have put in to this cause. It is inevitable that you will come accross people who don't agree with you and daon't tale the time to understand and respect others. Don't let it get you down, stand strong!

Your blog is a beautiful celebration of some of Dunedin's awesome natural assets, keep it up!

 

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