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
As Chairs of the Kaipātiki Local Board we are pleased to present our proposed priorities for the 2018/2019 financial year.
These initiatives have been developed from our local board plan which was adopted in September 2017. We are thankful to all those that contributed their ideas and feedback.
Our parks and open spaces, natural environment, and town centres are places that are important to us all. We propose to invest in these areas through the larger projects outlined below in this document. In addition, we propose to continue other improvements such as installing shade sails over playgrounds as part of our sunsmart approach.
We are currently developing a masterplan for Birkenhead War Memorial Park to guide the future redevelopment and replacement of the park's aging facilities, including the grandstand. We don't have sufficient resources to deliver certain aspects of the masterplan so we will be seeking additional funds from the Governing Body to complete this upgrade.
We want to hear from you to make sure we are on the right track with our proposals. We really do appreciate you taking the time to give us your valuable feedback.
What we propose in your local board area in 2018/2019
In 2018/2019 we plan to invest $13.3 million to renew and develop assets and $18.4 million to maintain and operate these assets in your local board area as well as prioritise other local initiatives that you have told us are important:
- Redeveloping Birkenhead War Memorial Park as guided by the masterplan currently underway.
- Working with key stakeholders to plan and deliver the redevelopment of central Northcote, which includes a combined library, arts and community building, quality parks and public open spaces, and safe, easy walking and cycling connections.
- Continuing to deliver the walking and cycling improvements identified within the Kaipātiki Connections Network Plan.
- Continuing to support Pest Free Kaipātiki and other environmental initiatives.
- Enabling and expanding neighbourhood placemaking initiatives through our community groups.
Our key advocacy project
Many of you raised the need to replace or upgrade the grandstand at Birkenhead War Memorial Park during the local board plan consultation during 2017. The grandstand is at the end of its life, and other facilities at the park, such as the swimming pool, are also starting to show their age.
Replacing these facilities provides us with an opportunity to think about how the park could be redeveloped to make the most of the space available, but also to meet the needs of our community for the next 50 years. We are currently developing a masterplan to guide the future development of the park.
Delivering the masterplan requires significant investment and will be completed over a number of years. Funding this is beyond the resources currently available to the local board and so we need to advocate to the Governing Body to allocate funding in the 10-year Budget.
The first priority is the replacement of the grandstand, possibly with a shared facility to accommodate multiple community and sporting users. The estimated cost is $7 million. The replacement of the swimming pool will be an additional cost of approximately $6 million and is required further towards the end of the 10-year Budget.
What do you think?
- Have we got our priorities right?
- Do you support replacing the condemned grandstand at Birkenhead War Memorial Park with a shared facility to accommodate different community and sporting users?
- What do you value most about the redevelopment plans for central Northcote?
- a combined library, arts and community building
- quality parks and public open spaces
- safe and easy walking and cycling connections
Do you support continuing the delivery of the Kaipātiki Connections Network Plan, including a coastal walking and cycling link between Tui Park and Shepherds Park in Beach Haven?
Do you support greater investment into environmental projects such as the community-led Pest Free Kaipātiki initiative?
- Do you support the expansion of neighbourhood placemaking initiatives through our local community groups?