Henderson Community Board considers golf course idea

Tuesday 12 May 2009, 2:46PM
By Waitakere City Council


Further information is being sought on a community-led proposal to establish a nine-hole golf course on Taipari Strand at Te Atatu Peninsula.

Council staff presented a report to Henderson Community Board last week responding to a request to the board from a member of the public to investigate the possibility of building a golf course.

The board was asked to carry out further investigation on the proposal, or to defer the work until the Waitemata Harbour Foreshore Reserve Management Plan, under which Taipari Strand is held, is reviewed. Instead it requested council staff to come back with more information, including talking to key stakeholders of the park, before considering it further.

“There are many things that need to be taken in to consideration before we would even think about going to the next step,” says Henderson Community Board chairperson Elizabeth Grimmer.

She says an activity like golf is a departure from the current management plan which allows for passive activity only on the site. The site is also an old landfill.

If the project went ahead, the council would not develop or manage the course. Instead it would provide a lease or licence to a third party, which would carry out the work and maintain the course and any associated facilities.