Community Fights Development
The Titirangi Ratepayers and Residents Association has unanimously decided to appeal the Commissioner's decision to
grant consent to the development proposal by ROT-COL Enterprises Ltd for the corner of Titirangi and South Titirangi
Roads. The appeal has been filed with the Environment Court.
The 3 story urban style development, incorporating shops, offices and apartments exceeds the height limits for the site
in the District Plan, is adjacent to iconic Lopdell House and is on a critical location in the heart of Titirangi
Village, on public land.
The Association opposed the proposal due to its height and bulk and impact on heritage features, as well as the urban
nature of the development, which they believe will change the character of Titirangi Village.
"Titirangi is the gateway to the Waitakere Ranges Heritage Area and is a low-rise, pedestrian scale village framed by
bush and views to the Manukau Harbour," said Association spokesperson Mels Barton.
"The Council held a recent public meeting at which 200 local people clearly stated that these were the things they
valued about the Village and wanted to retain in the future. This development will destroy all of that and turn the
Village into an urban town centre like that of New Lynn. It's the thin end of the wedge, with other development
proposals lined up to take a lead from this building. We want to save our unique Village feel because that's what makes
Titirangi special, so we're going to fight to get a better outcome more in keeping with the scale of the rest of the
The Association is fundraising to help with the appeal. If you'd like to make a donation or can offer your services
please contact Mels on 816 8337 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
More information will be available on the Association's web sites at http://titirangivillage.blogspot.com and