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Disappointing outcome in cycleway consultation By Vicki Greco Island Bay Residents Association


Reiki, Massage, Reflexology, Acupuncture, Naturopathy, Homeopathy, Natural Skincare Products ~Gift vouchers available~

GIFTS & GALLERY Beautiful locally made arts and crafts Open Tuesday to Sunday. 118 The Parade, Island Bay. | Ph (04) 383 5757

IRWELL REST HOME a family home

The community was looking forward to the presentation of the options for the future of the Parade being presented at the IBRA Community meeting on July 31, thinking and hoping this ordeal is nearly over. Sadly, council didn’t release the proposed designs until the 11th hour when there was no time to discuss the options prior to the formal start of the consultation. Unfortunately the designs presented did not meet the needs of the community, council amendment or all the feedback received throughout the Love the Bay process. We believe this put both the councillors and the community in an untenable position. So what should have been a celebration resulted in a disappointed community wanting answers. It was at this point that option E was presented to the community and was overwhelmingly endorsed by it at the meeting. At the meeting Council of-

ficers and Councillors gave assurance that option E would become formalised. Unfortunately they reneged on this and went to great lengths to shut down option E. Once the cycleway debacle has finally been put to rest, IBRA as owners and custodians of the Love the Bay 10-year plan intend to conduct a process completely independent of council and the paid external parties they use. The reason for this is that we gave the council the opportunity through the Love The Bay process to finally do the right thing by Island Bay, by listening, acting independently and impartially of their own predetermined desires that they then guide their contractors to endorse. IBRA will ensure all aspects of the community have the opportunity to have input into the 10 year plan which will represent the majority perspective in a progressive and visionary way. The completed plan will be presented to council for implementation.

Innovative Learning Conference Island Bay School 2017 I invite you and your staff to attend our Teachers conference held at Island Bay School on Saturday 26th August 2017 from 9-3.30pm.

Privately owned and operated by John and Heather Nicolson of Island Bay Enquire now, Long term, Respite and Convalescing beds now available. Single rooms, fully en-suited. We cater for subsidies and privately paying Residents.

IRWELL REST HOME 11 Irwell St, Island Bay Phone: 04-3838485 | Email:

You’ll learn alongside a wonderful collection of educators from Island Bay, Mark Osborne will be the keynote speaker. This group has come together in support of the students, staff and community of Island Bay School.

RSVP: Email your school name and names of those attending to: For any questions please phone 04-939 3010

Principal: Deborah Fenton

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