Council challenges 9m public strip at Bayswater
North Shore City Council has decided to challenge the Conservation Department’s decision to retain a 9m marginal strip round the 3.4ha main reclamation at Bayswater, for a usable width of 6.5m.
The council wanted a 15m strip and will seek a judicial review of the department’s 2 May decision (there’s no provision for an appeal). Bayswater Marina Developments Ltd (Marika Jones & Keith Goodall) wanted a strip ranging from 3.6-9.7m.
The council issued a draft structure plan in May 2001 for 5.5ha, including the marina land, and a development concept plan is contained in proposed variation 65 for the marina.
Under both those documents buildings would be set back 15m. Bayswater Marina has appealed relevant parts of the coastal provisions in variation 57, but those proceedings are adjourned in the Environment Court until variation 65 reaches the same stage.
The council is aiming to have a hearing in July on variation 65. Once that’s decided, the draft structure plan will be finalised.