Golf links must stay say public

20:12, Jan 22 2013

Up to 100 residents turned out for last Sunday's meeting to discuss the future of the Papakura Golf Course.

Local board chairwoman Hine Joyce-Tahere, who called the meeting, says she and other local politicians came away with a strong sense of what the community wants.

"The voice was unanimous . . . they all want it retained as a golf course," she says.

But Auckland councillor Calum Penrose says the meeting was a waste of time.

Public opinion is already clear, given that thousands of people signed a petition to block the lifting of the encumbrance on the course in 2010, he says.

Auckland Council officers are expected to report on the golf course at today's Papakura Local Board meeting but the discussion will be confidential for commercial reasons.

The Papakura Courier understands the report is on a proposal from Score Trustees developer Paul Webb which would involve modifying the encumbrance on the course so that part of the land could be developed.

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