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 focus for 2018/2019 is funding and delivering work programmes that you've told us are most important, and which are captured in our local board plan 2017. We will deliver this range of programmes and activities alongside our community.
There is a high level of population growth projected for our local board area.
This year we will continue to work closely with other parts of Auckland Council and developers to support the delivery of much needed infrastructure upgrades.
We will also plan and deliver, as funding allow, upgrades to local parks and facilities in Tāmaki, Panmure and Onehunga, alongside the redevelopment projects planned in these areas.
With town centre redevelopment planned for Onehunga, the right transport infrastructure needs to be in place to match.
We will continue to advocate to the Governing Body and Auckland Transport to fund a transport interchange in Onehunga. We have seen the transformative impact this type of infrastructure has had in Panmure and we want the same for Onehunga.
We hope to demonstrate to the Governing Body that this project still has the support of our community so that it may be prioritised for funding.
More detail about our funding priorities for 2018/2019 is below – we looking forward to hearing your views.
What we propose in your local board area in 2018/2019
In 2018/2019 we plan to invest $13.7 million to renew and develop assets in our local board area and $16.5 million to maintain and operate these assets as well as prioritise other local initiatives.
We plan to use our discretionary operating budgets of $1.4 million to fund programmes and activities including:
- delivering a programme of free, local, community events and activities throughout the year
- financially supporting community-led initiatives through our local grants programme and work with funding partners to achieve maximum impact on our priority issues in our local board plan
- working with the community, police, business associations, volunteer safety groups and other organisations on initiatives to reduce and prevent crime as well as increasing local monitoring of our public spaces
- investing in our natural environment and address our polluted waterways through continuing the Industry Pollution Prevention campaign and ecological restoration programmes as well as creating new a new project aimed at protecting our birdlife
- assessing and planning for upgrades to our local community facilitiessuch as Panmure Hall, local parks and supporting the redevelopment of Ruapōtaka Marae
- continuing to collaborate with other agencies that are delivering large-scale projects in our local board area and seek to ensure these developments are aligned with our communities' priorities. These agencies include the Tāmaki Regeneration Company, Housing New Zealand Corporation, the NZ Transport Agency and our council-controlled organisations (CCOs).
Our key advocacy project
We will continue to advocate to the Governing Body and Auckland Transport to fund a transport interchange in Onehunga. It's proposed this would join the existing bus and rail stations, with the option to include any future public transport connections such as light rail.
Currently the bus and rail stations are located in separate locations and commuters who connect between the two have to cross busy roads and walk an uncovered path. Enabling seamless, safe connections between bus and rail will make using these services easier and help to ease congestion on the roads.
Ensuring we have the right transport infrastructure in place to meet demand now and in the future is important.
What do you think?
- Have we got our priorities right?
- Do you support our advocacy to the Governing Body to prioritise funding for the transport interchange at Onehunga?