After two years of fighting through the court system, Waiheke community group Save Kennedy Point Inc (SKP) is preparing for its day in court - this time, the High Court. SKP has been fighting a proposed marina at Kennedy Point since Kennedy Point Boatharbour Ltd applied for resource consent in 2016. Auckland Council planning commissioners granted consent for the marina in May 2017.
In 2018 the Environment Court heard SKP’s appeal of the consent, with the court deciding to uphold consent for the marina. Later that year, SKP applied for a rehearing in the Environment Court and made a late application to the High Court to appeal the Environment Court’s decision. The High Court declined that application, saying that the matters raised could be dealt with by the Envi¬ronment Court when it considered the rehearing application.