The Chairman and Committee Members of the Ellerslie Residents
Association (ERA) want to take this opportunity to wish you the
compliments of the season, a happy holiday and safe travels.
The Committee has had a busy year, but 2013 is looming as hugely
significant for our suburb.
So what has ERA achieved and what are our goals for the
Since its formation in March, the ERA has become recognised as the
voice advocating on behalf of the residents of Ellerslie. We have
developed working relationships with the Mayor, Auckland Council,
Auckland Transport, NZ Transport Association, the Orakei and
Maungakiekie Tamaki Local Boards, the Auckland Racing Club, Vector, the
Ellerslie Business Association and the Ellerslie School Board as well
as a number of local sports clubs. We have become associated with
Auckland’s Character Coalition and Ratepayer’s Association – two major
groups lobbying the Auckland Council on the draft Unitary Plan.
Survey of Ellerslie Residents' Key Needs
Thanks to the volume of responses the extensive survey we conducted
earlier in the year, the ERA committee has a pretty clear understanding
of what is important to our members and other Ellerslie residents –
that is maintaining the heritage and character of Ellerslie, community
communication, impacts of increased traffic, poor pedestrian safety,
deficiencies in public transport, a lack of appropriate community
and sporting amenities, inadequate infrastructure and poor planning to
cope with future intensification and increased population density.
Auckland Plan and the Unitary Plan
This year the Auckland Plan has been launched and this will be largely
implemented by the Unitary Plan.
The Draft Unitary Plan will be made available in March 2013 and the ERA
is presently focused on how Ellerslie’s future can be protected and
enhanced by Council rules and regulations as they are likely to appear
in the Unitary Plan. So the ERA is planning to brief members and
residents and obtain feedback in a Public Meeting to be held on Monday
28 February 2013 in the Ellerslie School Hall beginning at 7.30pm. You
are invited to attend and more information will be circulated early in
the New Year.
Help Us Get Larger Membership?
This year, the ERA committee has achieved its target of a membership of
over 400. Next year the aim will be to increase this by at least 50%
and we will need your support to do this. Please visit our website www.ellerslieresidents.co.nz to get up
to date information of issues and the progress towards their
resolution. Also feel free to communicate your ideas and concerns via
our email address email@example.com.
Please Help Us With a Little Time Here and There?
There is an ever increasing workload and we would value your help – let
us know if you would like to assist by distributing pamphlets, manning
the street stall or allow your fence be used for signboard for an
ERA signboard, encouraging your friends and neighbours to become
members and attend public meetings. Let us know by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Association looks forward to an equally successful year in 2013 and
we wish you prosperity for the coming year.
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At present there
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