To: New Plymouth District Council

SAVE FITZROY GOLF COURSE

SAVE FITZROY GOLF COURSE

Stop the New Plymouth District Council selling off the beautiful Fitzroy Golf Course for luxury housing.

Why is this important?

The New Plymouth District Council is proposing to cut the stunning coastal Fitzroy Golf Course in half, making a 9-hole golf course and selling off 160 sections to develop luxury housing.

We need your help to stop this; please sign the petition to stay informed and let the Council know that you oppose these plans.

There are many reasons to oppose the development of this public land:

• The golf course is a huge asset to the local people of all New Plymouth. The land provides beautiful views for everyone and it is a social and recreational venue for everyone to enjoy, including visitors and tourists to the area - not just golfers
• The roads into Fitzroy are already narrow and often congested. To increase the population by such a large number will mean even busier roads and overcrowding throughout the Fitzroy suburb
• Many Fitzroy residents will be disrupted by such a long development and construction period, with large trucks on the roads, noise and dust from the subdivision earthworks and building construction
• Local residents will have their views destroyed
• Fitzroy Golf Club members and many more casual green fee players do not want to see their course reduced to a 9-hole
• The land is enjoyed by many now, to sell off the land to a wealthy few means taking that privilege away from the public
• There are significant wetlands, coastal vegetation and wildlife living in the area that would be adversely affected
• Fitzroy School will be impacted by an increased roll and challenged to provide the facilities, as well as having a busier road outside the school
• Selling off this local gem is not only impacting this generation but also future generations
• Once an environmental/green asset is removed, it can never be replaced

Keep up to date with Council meetings and the minutes here:
http://www.newplymouthnz.com/Council/Meetings/Meetings

New Plymouth, Taranaki

Reasons for signing

  • Fitzroy Golf Club's future as an 18 hole or 9 hole course is not the issue, the issue is preserving recreational space for future generations.
  • I strongly believe that green belts need to be protected. Just because it is council controlled land via a lease to the golf club doesn’t mean we have the right to turn it into residential. It was put there for a purpose which hasn’t changed just because we want things we can’t afford . Find another way to fund things spreading the cost over the years rather than taking the easy option
  • It will ruin Fitzroy its a lovely place dont need any more houses

Updates

2018-01-09 07:36:34 +1300

View the news story on Checkpoint with John Campbell
https://youtu.be/sN_WuPurqag

2018-01-08 19:00:16 +1300

A lot of discussion has been taking place in the community opposing the council plans.

To be clear, the sale has not been agreed upon by council at this stage. The sale of the land will be voted on by NPDC councilors, which will take place sometime over the coming months.

The area planned for development is the land bordering Puni St and Weka St (end of Fitzroy Road), and not the coastal reserve.

There will be opportunities over the coming months to register your objections to council. We need your support by voicing your opinions when the submission period opens.

Please continue to share the petition and stay tuned for further developments.

2018-01-06 07:22:49 +1300

500 signatures reached

2017-12-24 11:15:55 +1300

100 signatures reached

2017-12-24 08:26:22 +1300

50 signatures reached

2017-12-23 22:41:30 +1300

25 signatures reached

2017-12-23 18:04:36 +1300

10 signatures reached