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
Henderson-Massey Local Board is eager to get started on work that supports our Henderson-Massey local board plan. Our priorities for the 2018/2019 financial year are based on what you've told us is most important to you.
We want our town and neighbourhood centres to provide a sense of belonging and pride.
We will work to enhance and upgrade our town centres, and work with the community throughout the process.
The Te Atatu South community has already started, with workshops using urban planning and design to progress their vision for Te Atatu South, so we want to be alongside them and assist them to continue this work.
There are lots of ways to make it safer and easier to get around without a car. We want to look across the whole Henderson-Massey area and identify where we can fill gaps and make improvements in the walking and cycling network.
The heritage of the Henderson-Massey area, which is enriched by Māori and other cultures, deserves to be highlighted. This year as a first step, we will look at refreshing the Henderson heritage trail to also celebrate the Māori history of the area.
We really encourage you to have your say on these local projects and the regional consultation topics.
What we propose in your local board area in 2018/2019
In 2018/2019 we plan to invest $25.7 million to renew and develop assets in your local board area and $28.1 million to maintain and operate these assets and prioritise other local initiatives.
Our key priorities for 2018/2019 include:
- preparing an urban design plan for Te Atatu South in collaboration with the 'Heart of Te Atatu South' community group, particularly to enhance the area around the community centre and local park space.
- developing a Henderson-Massey wide 'connections' plan to identify alternative street routes, park paths and trails and prioritise investment areas for improving these opportunities to get around without a car
- refreshing the Henderson heritage trail to also express the Māori history of the area.
Our key advocacy project
With rapid growth in the north west (Massey North, Westgate, and Redhills), it is crucial that land is available for community facilities, particularly a pool, to take the pressure off West Wave, the only pool in West Auckland.
You have given us plenty of feedback that West Wave is at capacity and under pressure, with queues to get in to the pool.
The board is advocating for the pool and for strategic land purchase to ensure room for it, plus sports fields and local community facilities. It will be expensive, but with the expected growth in the area it is essential that the area is prepared for new communities.
What do you think?
- Have we got our priorities right?
- To help us prepare an urban design plan for the area around the Te Atatu South Community Centre and local park space, what do you see as key ways we can improve the area?
- To help us prepare a Henderson wide connections plan, what could be done to make it easier for you to walk and cycle more?
- Do you support refreshing the Henderson heritage trail to also express the Māori history of the area?
- Do you support advocating for a pool in the north west area and to buy land to prepare for it plus sports fields and local community facilities in the future?