The Omaha Beach Committee and the OBRS! It may be confusing to some, but Omaha has two separate committees, with quite different purposes.
The OBC (Omaha Beach Committee):
The OBC is the committee covering all of Omaha – both North and South, and is a key liaison with the Council. The OBC undertakes numerous projects, eg Planting, walkways, etc, and advocates for Omaha on important issues. Current examples include the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan (PAUP) submissions, where the OBC has been very active in legally pursuing the best outcomes for Omaha, or liaising with the Local Board to ensure the Groyne systems is maintained and enhanced or new footpaths to be built.
A major project the OBC is managing is the Taniko Walkway project, a 4km nature walk in and around the Taniko Scientific reserve. In addition, the OBC manages the lease to the Community Centre, and the contract with Insite Security. They meet every month to review the “state of play” in Omaha! The committee is volunteer led, and welcomes new ideas and opinions. While membership for North end properties is voluntary, it is strong recommended as it helps to pay for the security services which are essential to keep our community safe.
You can contact the committee by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Omaha Beach Residents Society is an Incorporated Society registered under the Incorporated Societies Act 1908. As such its powers of operation are limited to what is provided for in its written constitution. A copy of that constitution has been made available to you or your legal representative.
The OBRS represents the interests of Southern end Omaha property owners. When land is purchased from the developer the purchaser must become a member of the Society and agrees to be bound by the provisions contained within the constitution. When a section is on sold that obligation follows to any future purchasers. Members of the Omaha Beach Society Inc. automatically become members of the Omaha Beach Community which represents the wider interests of all property owners at Omaha Beach.
Membership of the Society is compulsory for all section owners. The current annual levy is $225+GST. The levy is invoiced annually on 1st July each year.