Local Board meeting a success

To the applause of an overflow audience of 52 people, the Waiheke Local Board unanimously voted for a resolution on the 21st July, asking for a change in the approval standards for helipads, review of existing helipad consents, requirement for public-accessible tracking of helicopter flights, and a Special Use Airspace over Waiheke to impose rules to reduce helicopter noise and safety hazards.  Auckland Councillor Pippa Coom was present and stated that she supported the Local Board’s resolution and would take the proposals to Auckland Council.