We recognise the significance of the proposed construction site and understand why our project is of public interest. For this reason, we are taking great care to engage with the community through numerous channels.
We have held open days at our ageing plant and drop-in events at Lopdell House in Titirangi. We have distributed newsletters to the local community, briefed councillors and local board members, and responded to over 1600 emails.
In 2017, we set up a community liaison group to work with us as we developed the proposal for the plant. We meet regularly to discuss ways to optimise the design, minimise adverse effects and deliver good community outcomes.
The group is made up of representatives from a wide range of organisations: West Auckland Historical Society, Titirangi Protection Group, Waitakere Ranges Protection Society, Titirangi Residents and Ratepayers Association, Auckland Botanical Society, Tree Council, and Forest and Bird Waitakere Branch.