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. This is the first financial year of the Waiheke Local Board Plan 2017 and the council's 10-year Budget 2018-2028.
This year we want to continue to deliver the projects you've identified as being the most important, so we are not proposing major changes to our 2018/2019 budgets or work programme.
Below is a summary of our priorities for the year - we look forward to hearing your views.
What we propose in your local board area in 2018/2019
In 2018/2019 we plan to invest $1.5 million to renew and develop assets and $6.0 million to maintain and operate these assets in your local board area as well as prioritise other local initiatives you've told us are important.
- progressing plans for a community swimming pool, noting ongoing local budget will be required to offset any debt funding
- partnering with our community to develop and begin implementing a Waiheke Island pest-free plan
- implementing the Little Oneroa Concept Plan including renewing playground facilities, dune protection, coastal and stream planting and improving access to the reserve
- developing a Housing Strategy and progressing key actions which meet identified housing community needs
- creating a youth space in collaboration with our local schools and youth representatives.
- We will also ensure Essentially Waiheke is recognised as a core strategic document during the development of any regulatory frameworks including design guidelines and any future Hauraki Gulf Islands District Plan review.
- These proposals do not include any significant changes to what we planned to deliver in the Long-term Plan 2015-2025.
Our key advocacy project
Our key focus will be advocating to the Governing Body to include funding in the 10-year Budget for implementation of the Matiatia Strategic Plan that is currently being developed. This funding is in addition to any Auckland Transport budget.
The plan will include actions to better address traffic and public transport flows and to create safer, more functional facilities for pedestrians and cyclists. It will set out plans to provide visitor services that are easily accessible, and initiatives to enhance and protect the heritage and environmental values our community has for the Matiatia area.
What we would like your feedback on
- Have we got our priorities right?