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
We recently had conversations through the local board plan consultation about the priorities for our community.
We know our local area is facing significant growth over the next 10 years and that's reflected in our plans, which continue to include new community facilities at Flat Bush – a multi-use community facility and library, and an aquatic centre.
Our priorities are to meet this growth and ensure that transport, local services, infrastructure and community facilities are in place. This includes advocating to the Governing Body to bring forward the community facilities at Flat Bush mentioned above.
The board continues to prioritise advocacy for integrated and well designed public transport systems and we are continuing to progress the Auckland-Manukau Eastern Transport Initiative (AMETI).
You told us these were important to you and we want to ensure we continue to be on the right track.
What we propose in your local board area in 2018/2019
In 2018/2019 we plan to invest $28.4 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:
- Continue management of coastal erosion and sand replenishment, including continued advocacy to the Governing Body for a regional fund.
- Provide dedicated dog exercise areas in Pakuranga, Howick and Botany.
- Develop an overarching pest management project incorporating our existing weed eradication programme and new ones to rid the area of rats and other pests. We also want to consider the concept of creating pest-free areas or "mainland islands" for example at the new park at the former Greenmount landfill or Mangemangeroa Reserve.
- Provide more all-weather sports fields, such as artificial turf, and improve drainage and irrigation on our parks to reduce the impact of weather.
- Provide additional shelters at Barry Curtis Park, including over the "stage" area near Chapel Road.
- Undertake a stocktake of all council-owned and externally-managed community facilities in the area.
Our key advocacy project
The board is advocating to the Governing Body to bring forward development of the multi-use community facility and library ($20 million, completion by 2022), and the aquatic centre at Flat Bush ($27 million, completion 2023).
Feedback from recent consultation on the multi-use facility has told us that the development of such a facility is crucial. The community have told us it would provide a focal point as a place they can come together.
Bringing forward development plans for the aquatic centre also allows future planning for Barry Curtis Park to evolve once the location of the aquatic centre has been decided.
What do you think?
- Have we got our priorities right?
- Are there any other priorities you would like us to consider?