Oʻahu Island Plan Beneficiary Outreach Launched

Posted on Apr 17, 2013 in Community News, Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, News Releases, Planning Office, Public Information, Public Notice

 

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DEPARTMENT OF HAWAIIAN HOME LANDS LAUNCHES
BENEFICIARY OUTREACH FOR OʻAHU ISLAND PLAN

Beneficiary Manaʻ o Crucial to DHHL Planning Process

NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 16, 2013

KAPOLEI, OʻAHU — The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands invites beneficiaries to take part in planning the future of Hawaiian Home Lands on Oʻahu. The Department is developing the Oʻahu Island Plan to guide DHHL management and development of trust lands on the island over the next 20 years.

Beginning this month, the Department will host three Open House workshops to gather beneficiary input on the issues unique to Oʻahu and its current and future homesteaders. Workshops are open to applicants on the Oʻahu applicant lists, as well as lessees who currently reside on homestead lots on Oʻahu.

The Open House workshops will take place on:

  • Saturday, April 20th from 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Waipahu High School Cafeteria
  • Saturday, April 27th from 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Farrington High School Cafeteria
  • Saturday, May 4th from 10:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. at Kalāheo High School Cafeteria

These workshops are part of an ongoing discussion about what needs to be in place on Oʻahu to help further DHHL’s mission of developing and delivering homesteads to native Hawaiian beneficiaries.

A survey was sent to DHHL beneficiaries on the Oʻahu residential and agricultural waitlists regarding the development of new homesteads on the island. Beneficiaries are reminded the survey deadline is Tuesday, April 30, 2013.

The Oʻahu Island Plan is being developed by DHHL’s Planning Office in consultation with PBR Hawaii and Associates. The Oʻahu Island Plan is the last of five island plans developed as part of DHHL’s planning system.

For more information, visit the O’ahu Island Plan page on dhhl.hawaii.gov.

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MEDIA CONTACT

Darrell T. Young
Deputy to the Chair
Department of Hawaiian Home Lands
(808) 620-9510
Darrell.T.Young@hawaii.gov