We’ve been working hard to try to stop freedom camping, fix the flooding, and rebuild the beach – if Little Shoal Bay is important to you then please support our work!
Current campaigns and actions
Freedom Camping in Vehicles Bylaw
The Society and the Birkenhead Residents’ Association combined to share strategies, information and concerns at a crowded public meeting overwhelmingly opposing freedom camping on the LSB reserve. Fortunately the Kaipitiki Local Board (led by John Gillon) and the majority of the Board also strongly opposed the Council’s proposals for LSB. Check our website if you want to read our submission opposing freedom camping in the Bay. The unpopular bylaw has now been abandoned until the new Council term begins.
Flooding of the Reserve
Flooding in the Bay is caused by subsidence of the main field, depletion of sand along the foreshore, flooding from rising sea levels, and major storms. Work to retain the playing field as a usable space for both informal sport and cricket is being considered.
Rebuilding the Beach
Rebuilding the Beach is an important goal for the Society by having groynes built to save the remaining sand and supplying more sand on the LSB shoreline including Hall’s Beach. Most other inner harbour beaches have had groynes built, with many resanded.
Local Body Elections
Voting Day is Saturday 12 October (postal votes must be posted by Tuesday 8 October).
The Committee would appreciate positive action on these serious issues from whoever are elected as the two Council members for this ward, with more sympathy from Council members in general than we have had. Fortunately, this term the majority of the Kaipatiki Local Board showed sympathetic interest in the rejuvenation of our precious Bay and we hope that will continue. We need your participation and support to achieve this. We look forward to having good relations with Councillors, Local Board members, staff and other community groups during the coming term.
Use your vote wisely! – we hope you will choose those who will support our cause.
Donations and Support
We need your help!
Donations are very welcome as we have costs involved in doing our work. The Friends of Little Shoal Bay membership is $15 per household. If you wish to join the Friends or make a donation online, the Society’s bank account number is:
Little Shoal Bay Protection Society Inc
Or if posting a cheque, send to:
LSBPS c/- Adrian Meys, 22 Learmonth Ave, Birkenhead.