Whangarei District Council has just released its plan for William Fraser Memorial Park on Pohe Island.
Tony Savage, a Mayoral candidate in the upcoming elections, says the Plan is welcomed and shows some good direction for
“The Plan for the William Fraser Memorial Park has a lot of positives. I was dismayed though to find that Council has
not properly provided for Whangarei’s thriving marine sports and recreation. It is important that groups like Waka-ama,
sea scouts and rowing, have good access to the water too, and are able to deal with growth.
In the latest plan produced, Council has not provided for this growth nor looked after those who need easy access to the
water within the proposed Marine Precinct.” said Mr Savage.
Mr Savage went on to say “Whangarei must focus and show off its unique character. Whangarei can become a centre for
Marine excellence in facilities, business, sport and education with the right support and vision from Council. But the
current Mayor does not seem to believe this is possible. This is an opportunity that cannot be missed.
That’s why I am committing in “My Future Plan for Whangarei” to include a major Marine Precinct within Whangarei with
direct access to the water, and plenty of parking for growth. I have access to both funders and government who also want
to see this growth, that's why we need change“ said Mr Savage