Each year we plan the projects and initiatives we will deliver in your local board area. These are based on our 2017 Local Board Plan, which sets our three-year direction.
We are seeking your input on our proposals for the 2018/2019 financial year.
Message from the chair
Our 2018/2019 local board agreement sets out what we propose to deliver in your local area this financial year.
During 2017 we consulted on our local board plan priorities but inevitably we need to introduce additional projects and advocacy items or make changes as required. This is the first financial year of the plan and the council's 10-year Budget 2018-2028.
We will continue to deliver the projects you have already identified as being priorities, so we are not proposing major changes to our 2018/2019 budgets or work programmes.
These projects include widening the uses of Chamberlain Park, working to improve water quality in our urban streams and upgrading our community centres and town centres.
We will also continue to provide a high level of service to our community through maintaining quality parks, libraries, and community and recreation facilities.
What we propose in your local board area in 2018/2019
In 2018/2019 we plan to invest $8.6 million to renew and develop assets in your local board area and $17.4 million to maintain and operate these assets, as well as provide other local initiatives:
- making a start on the development of Chamberlain Park
- providing funding to the community to identify, maintain and care for our notable trees in Albert-Eden
- collaborating with neighbouring local boards and community groups to develop joint management plans for caring for our urban streams, Te Auaunga / Oakley Creek and Waitītiko / Meola Creek
- investigating the creation of a cycling and walking connection between St Lukes and Greenlane train station
- supporting local businesses in our town centres to implement sustainable practices, for example providing alternatives to putting fat and oil down the drain, and reducing plastic bag usage.
Our key advocacy projects
Providing quality community and recreational facilities in Albert-Eden is a priority.
Current and future growth predictions in the local board area mean we need to plan ahead to ensure the requirements of our growing population are met, either through facility upgrades or replacement buildings.
Community facilities and social infrastructure need to be planned for in areas where development is taking place, such as Pt Chevalier, Ōwairaka, and Waterview,
We will continue to advocate for an aquatic centre in Albert-Eden. This will replace the Mt Albert pool sited on Mt Albert Grammar School as the land, which is owned by the school, is required for the expansion of the school.
We will also advocate for an investigation into a replacement indoor multi-sport facility at Gillies Ave, Epsom, which is home to regional badminton and table tennis organisations.
What do you think?
- Do you support the provision of small grants being provided to private landowners to assist them with the maintenance and care of significant trees on their property?
- Would you like to see neighbouring local boards and community groups work together to develop an action plan that will help to improve the health of Te Auaunga-Oakley Creek and Waititiko-Meola Creek?
- Should the Board help local businesses in our town centres implement sustainable practices, for example alternatives to putting fat and oil down the drain, or reducing plastic bag usage?
- Would you use a cycling and walking connection between St Lukes and Greenlane train station?