This is an HTML version of an attachment to the Official Information request 'Encroachment on public reserve'.

20 March 2014 
Official Information Request No. 9000127767 
 (Please quote this in any correspondence) 
Mr Richard Brown 
By email: [FYI request #1434 email] 
Dear Mr Brown 
Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 
Re: Encroachment on public reserve 
I refer to your email, which we received on 4 February 2014, requesting information about 
an encroachment on the public reserve at 2R Bucklands Beach Road. 
We can confirm that an agreement is in effect between the property owners at 2 Bucklands 
Beach Road and Auckland Council. This agreement, dated 1991 and agreed by the former 
Manukau City Council outlined an access partnership between council and the private 
property owners which allowed for improved access to the reserve for machinery required 
to maintain it. In concession of this access, the fence line was moved from the legal 
boundary to a maximum allowable distance over a maximum length onto the reserve. A 
copy of this agreement and related correspondence is provided as an attachment. Please 
note that the names of private persons have been withheld under s7(2)(a) of the Act: 
7.  Other reasons for withholding official information 
Subject to sections 6, 8, and 17, this section applies if, and only if, the 
withholding of the information is necessary to— 
protect the privacy of natural persons, including that of deceased natural 
The agreement also allowed the property owners to work with Council to enhance this 
accessway by way of paving and planting. The palms in question are covered under the 
planting definition. 
The storage of construction materials on the reserve is not an allowable activity and this 
has been considered as it would on any Auckland Council reserve. Council officers have 
visited the site and have contacted the material’s owners in regards to their removal. This 
can be expected to occur in a timely manner. Council officers will, under regular process 
return to ensure the items have been removed. Auckland Council has standard procedures 
in regards to unauthorised storage on reserves which it can implement if materials owners 
do not undertake removal.  
Auckland Council has not issued any formal abatement or enforcement notices in regards 
to the matters raised. The agreement in effect covers some matters raised as appropriate 
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and the others have been dealt with under standard Council process which, in the first 
instance is a verbal discussion with the parties. 
Should you believe Auckland Council has not responded appropriately to your request, you 
have the right by way of complaint, under section 27(3) of the LGOIMA, to apply to the 
Ombudsmen to seek an investigation and review of the decision. 
If you have any further queries please contact me on 09 301 0101, quoting Official 
Information Request No. 9000127767. 
Yours sincerely 
James Stephens 
Information Advisor 
AKLC Electoral Office/Public Info Unit 
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