Rubbish and recycling collections continue as usual on Anzac Day, Tuesday 25 April.
Residents generally understood the rationale for medium-density housing (i.e. providing other housing types to accommodate differing housing needs). Although some raised concern about the impact on the character of Island Bay.
People recognised that suburbs do change over time. However, people were concerned about the impact medium-density development would have on existing residential amenity such as sunlight, outlook, noise, and physical dominance.
Existing on-street parking is at capacity around the town centre. This is exacerbated as residents in the outer reaches of Island Bay ‘park and ride’.
The most accepted locations for medium-density housing are close to the town centre and along public transport routes. Some people questioned the extent of the conceptual boundary extending to the valley slopes and close to the coast.
Island Bay residents made these comments about medium-density housing scale and design:
Residents clearly stated that medium-density housing should not compromise Island Bay’s character. High-quality design is required:
These themes were raised regarding the town centre:
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