Eastern Courier : November 19th 2010
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So far 500 hectares of the new town have been developed and a formal plan change for the next 342ha of residential land is now out for public con- sultation. Most houses will be detached family homes but the plan also allows for semi-detached and terraced housing and apartments in some areas. There s to be a new primary school, a neigh- bourhood centre and walking and cycling tracks linked to Barry Curtis Park. Murphy s Bush will be developed into a new park with three com- munity sports fields nearby. Flat Bush is the largest greenfield resi- dential development in south Auckland and is expected to be home to around 40,000 people by 2021. The open day is on November 23, 3pm to 7pm, at the Old Flat Bush School Hall, corner of Murphy and Flat Bush School roads. Submissions on the plan change close on December 3. See www.manukau. govt.nz/flatbush for more information. Deal struck on walkway By MATT BOWEN A KEY pedestrian link is set to slot into place on the Pakuranga foreshore. The plan to extend the popular Rotary walkway around the coast to the Pan- mure Bridge had a bumpy gestation. Riverlea Ave residents opposed the original plan to locate the two-metre wide public facility on their back- yard boundaries but after lengthy consultation with Manukau Parks a bitter- sweet deal was sewn up. Nine households agreed to pay $52,000 to have the walkway moved to the bottom of the estuary bank. Now it s set to go. A joint hearing between Manukau City and Auckland regional councils granted resource consent for the proj- ect this month with various conditions on issues such as tree works, replanting, hours of construction, earthworks and heritage. Mangroves will be removed, a private boatshed shifted and 38 trees will get the chop to make way for the 1241m structure. It will include timber boardwalk sections and a bridge. Once complete residents will be able to walk, jog or cycle from Panmure Bridge to little Bucklands Beach. Former chairman of the now defunct Pakuranga Com- munity Board Ross Warren worked through the process and experienced the contro- versy first hand. There was very substan- tial consultation, probably well beyond what we were obliged to do, he says. We modified the plan sub- stantially. We decided not to put a footpath adjacent to Kerswill Place but to make it possible to walk through the grass in that area. Children enter the digital age Fun learning: Point View School students have fun at the Somerville Intermediate Kids4Kids eLearning conference. From left, Silika Mauwong, 10, Bryony Ammonds-Smith, 11, and Sabrina Snoud, 10. Photo: SIMON WATTS The digital age has arrived at Somerville Intermediate. They recently held a con- ference for their surrounding schools, teaching younger students what to expect when they move from pri- mary to intermediate school. Students learnt about the digital culture at Somerville as well as the different MAC and online applications used in class. About 500 year 6 pupils from Willowbank, Point View, Cockle Bay and Shelly Park primary schools came together for workshops and to listen to presentations organised by year 7 and 8 Somerville Intermediate students. One of the teachers help- ing to run the conference Claire Galvin says the Kids- 4Kids conference was mostly student-driven. They gathered all the information and content for the workshops and prepared presentations. We are extremely proud, they have surpassed our expectations and really shown what they are capable of. The feedback from students, parents and teachers has been extremely positive, she says..
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