Speed Reduction to 60 km/h on Causeway from 30th June

Under their Speed Limits Bylaw (see https://bit.ly/30F66gd), Auckland Transport will “set safe and appropriate speeds on roughly 700km of roads in areas around Auckland which pose the greatest safety risk to people“. Please note that, as a result, the speed limit on the Omaha causeway will reduce from 80 km/h to 60 km/h (as will…

Say NO to Warkworth Motorway Tolling Proposal

The NZ Transport Agency proposes to toll motorists on the new motorway from Puhoi to Warkworth, charging an additional $2.40 on top of the current tunnel toll, thereby making a one-way charge of $4.80. Please complete this NZTA survey/submission and say NO! Motorway Toll – NZTA Submission From past experience, you must complete the survey…

Dome Valley Landfill – Submission by Mahurangi East R&R

Here’s a helpful update from our friends at Mahurangi East R&R Association (MERRA) …. As you are likely aware Waste Management Ltd has now applied to Auckland Council for consent for the proposed new regional landfill at Dome Valley.  In response MERRA has lodged a submission with Council – see https://scottslanding.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/05/WMNZ-resource-consent-MERRA-submission-Final-03.05.pdf Our submission does three things:…

Troublesome Rubbish Bags!

We continue to have issues around the community with rubbish bags being left out early, being attacked by birds and a large mess resulting. This particular bag was hung on a post on the corner of Paeroa Cr and Tio Lane sometime before Wed,  22nd April but the collection is not until Tue 28th April!…

COVID-19 : Are you in need of help?

Need Help during the Lockdown? If you need assistance during the lockdown period, Omaha Beach Community suggests these options: If it is an emergency, please call 111 If you need assistance with food, advice, etc, please register with Mahurangi Caremongers at https://bit.ly/CareMongers (or search for Mahurangi Caremongers in Facebook) If you have a local Omaha…

Protecting Oystercatchers at the Northern End

An important reminder to all those using the northern end of our beach, especially dog owners! Our friends at the Omaha Shorebird Protection Trust highlight our shared responsibility to protect the oystercatchers that often roost in this area, specifically the beach north of Walkway 2 (between Rita Way and Ida Way) and south of the…

Dome Valley Landfill – Submissions

Beth Houlbrooke from the Rodney Local Board has kindly advised us that Waste Management’s Resource Consent application to construct and operate a new regional landfill facility in the Dome Valley has been publicly notified and is now open for submissions until 26 May.

https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/have-your-say/have-your-say-notified-resource-consent/notified-resource-consent-applications-open-submissions/Pages/ResourceConsentApplication.aspx?itemId=393&applNum=BUN60339589

Council Advice about Dogs during Lockdown

Auckland Council’s Animal Management team has some very straightforward advice for dog owners (such as myself!) during the lockdown period: If you usually drive to the beach to walk your dog, you should change your plans.  You shouldn’t be driving unless you have a very good reason to do so. Importantly, the COVID-19 Alert Level…