Seawall mediation underway

Mediation between the parties for and against the building of a seawall on Orewa Beach is set to begin this week, almost a year after an appeal was lodged.

The proposal for a seawall on the beach between Marine View and Kohu Street was declined consent by Auckland Council, on the advice of independent commissioners, last December and on December 22 Council lodged an appeal, effectively against its own decision.

Since then here have been two hearings to sort out issues related to the process of appealing against your own decision.

Last week Council confirmed that formal mediation has been scheduled for November 28 and 29.

A hearing time has been set aside by the Environment Court in the weeks of April 8 and 15.


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