Committee members: David Alison, Alistair McLauchlan, Trevor Lund, John Mead, Teresa Mayo
|David Alison has lived in Wood St for nearly 16 years. Over this time, he has observed many changes, fortunately many of these changes being for the better. However he has observed that most have occurred with little, or no consultation with residents. David is now very concerned that Freemans Bay is going to suffer as a result of the drive for the rapidly increasing intensification of Auckland. He is definitely not against development, but is very concerned that the essential historic character, and resulting community found in Freemans Bay, is given a fair consideration in the planning process for the future of the area. He loves the area – the vibrancy, the social mix, the proximity to the CBD, Ponsonby Rd and all its eclectic businesses. He is particularly fond of the mingled pockets of differing periods of Auckland’s urban development and thinks these must be preserved for the whole city’s benefit. David has a Bachelor of Commerce from Auckland University. He currently assists with the management of his family business. Prior to this he was involved in the property industry and so has a practical awareness of the Resource Management Act and the various areas of Council involvement in the day to day maintenance and development in a suburb’s life.
David’s interests include skiing, yoga, fitness and he is passionate about ancient history. You will see him zipping around Freemans Bay on his scooter.
ALISTAIR McLauchlan has lived in Freemans Bay with his partner since May 2012. Although they have not been in the area long – they love it! Alistair and his partner Leeanne had their first child in April this year. Alistair put himself forward for the committee for the Freemans Bay Residents Association so he can help find a meaningful solution to the ongoing parking problems. Alistair has a background in finance and has been a corporate banker for the last 15 years. Recently he has taken 12 months out to write and spend time with his new son Ben. Alistair is currently looking at running his own brokerage business, assisting people in getting the best possible mortgage and commercial finance deals.