Public outcry forces Council re-think on waste closure

By: Craig Powell

Auckland Council has been forced to backtrack over plans to temporarily close the waste transfer stations at Snells Beach and Wellsford at the end of the month, following a public outcry and angry protests over the lack of notice or provision of alternative facilities.

Councillor Greg Sayers and Rodney Local Board chair Beth Houlbrooke called an urgent meeting with Council’s general manager of waste solutions, Parul Sood, and its chief engineer, Sarah Sinclair, on Monday, September 10, and came out confident that both sites would stay open for another six to nine months before remediation work started.

“Auckland Council has backpedalled and the transfer stations will now remain open,” Cr Sayers said.

“This is a big win for the community. Read more


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