Where do you stand on Waiheke retaining its on-site disposal of wastewater?
It is absolutely essential that Waiheke retains on-site disposal of wastewater. Once this is gone, there will be no brake on development.
The Super-City was not set up because the people of Auckland wanted it. It was set up to \"make it easier to do business\". That means we can expect large multinationals and speculators to be eyeing up opportunities - and Alex Swney has already said he wants Waiheke to have reticulation.
My concern is that the new Board will have insufficient vision to counter a threat of this magnitude. It is only proposals like the Biosphere Reserve that can put us in a slightly stronger position - but only if we proceed with them early
If the Local Board approves the Biosphere project, it will be before Council ahead of any reticulation proposal and we can claim that reticulation is incompatible with an existing Council policy. If we can\'t do that, i fear we will be in a very weak position to fight against it.
- Colin Beardon
regarding on-site disposal of wastewater - one of the reasons why I moved to Waiheke was the possibility of living a more sustainable life, one that moved towards self-sufficiency and taking responsibility for my own waste and water use. I think this is important to retain, but at the same time I think we can do better than what we are doing now.
Research and implementing appropriate steps to ensure that we clean up our waterways is imperitive if we wish to continue this approach. Working out size of our sites for future development and best solutions for those sites is also important. Rules that govern Waiheke should reflect our unique character rather than remain status quo.
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Whether or not I should represent Waiheke is up to the voters to decide. I am simply offering myself for election. Up to you.
Non reticulation is a vital element of preserving Waiheke\'s character.
In order to facilitate low cost housing projects I would like to see the community investigate the ability to co disposal on site.
Retention of our on site disposal of wastewater and likewise our roof harvesting water catchments are the best guage of sustainable development. I am opposed to any change from our present policy.
Thanks for the question,
I belive that retaining the current method of on-site disposal of wastewater is the best course for the island. I do not support reticulation under any circumstances. It is a solution that has not proved tenable in the long term in other locations.
Thank you for your question,