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SAVE THE MAITAI – THIS TREASURE IS AT RISK

The Maitai Valley is under threat. PLEASE sign this petition so all Nelsonians can retain enduring access to a slice of Kiwi countryside (five minutes from the CBD), free of residential housing and city-life constraints – in an effort to make Nelson the healthiest place to live, work and play.


SAVE THE MAITAI VALLEY!

Please sign and circulate this petition to help to stop a development of 500 or more houses in the Maitai Valley.

The Maitai is a treasured, peaceful valley where for generations Nelsonians have swum in the river, picnicked, played with their children, cycled, walked their dogs and enjoyed many other activities, free from city traffic and noise.

THIS TREASURE IS AT RISK

Developers want to build 500 or more houses in Kaka Valley (behind Dennes Hole, in the Maitai Valley).

But, Nelsonians have already stated their preference for revitalisation of their CBD and infill housing as the primary development phase to add in new housing stock:
– In 2006 Nelsonians said they strongly opposed development in the Maitai area.*
– In 2019 Nelsonians said they support building up, not building out.**
NCC’s 2019 Future Development Strategy prioritises intensification, not greenfield expansion.

The development would result in an estimated 2000 car trips per day along Maitai and Nile streets, as well as light pollution, urban run-off into the river and the loss of the rural nature of the valley.

The developers are expected to request a private plan change from NCC to rezone the land from rural to residential in the next few weeks (possibly this month, July 2020). If this goes through then they will be hard to stop. But we can change the outcome. If enough voices join together and say NO, our councillors must listen.

If you don’t wish to see 500+ houses built up the Maitai Valley,
please sign and circulate this petition urgently: www.change.org/savethemaitai

* Nelson Urban Growth Strategy (NCC 2006)
** Future Development Strategy (NCC July 2019)

PLEASE ADD YOUR VOICE TO THIS CAMPAIGN

Join the Facebook group: SAVE THE MAITAI KAKA VALLEY https://www.facebook.com/groups/610138579607814/

For more info visit www.kaka.nz
Donate to campaign costs at Givealittle https://givealittle.co.nz/cause/save-the-maitai

Article type: News and information

Contact Name: Tony Haddon
Contact Phone: 546 8328
Contact Email: [email protected]

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