PHOTO: SUPPLIED – A decision is yet to made on whether noise testing, by repeatedly landing helicopters on the putting green at 74 Paritai Drive, will be allowed.
A local board is fighting a rich-lister’s proposal to turn a coveted clifftop Auckland property, currently used as a putting green, into a helicopter pad.
The property at 74 Paritai Drive falls within the Ōrākei Local Board – the same ward where local board member Troy Churton has campaigned against the police Eagle helicopter’s 24/7 operation.
The board says while the current application was for temporary activity, its purpose was to “assist a future permanent helipad facility in a residential zone”.
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