Our neighbourhoods and harbour have been despoiled by huge power pylons for too long. The pylons would never have been erected in suburbs along the Waitemata Harbour, and our community should not have to bear the brunt.
It is possible to Bury the Pylons from the dividends that Transpower earns (over $200m per year) and forwards to central government. We know it won’t happen overnight but we are pressing for a responsible plan to be developed.
We worked with local MP Phil Goff to get the issue raised to a parliamentary committee through a community petition. David then worked hard on the submissions to the Commerce Committee, succeeding in getting the Puketapapa Local Board to support the campaign and submit. The Commerce Committee decided not to carry out the investigations we asked for, but a minority report from that committee supported us.
We’re in this one for the long haul!