In 2019/2020 we plan to invest $13.9 million to renew and develop assets and $11.8 million to maintain and operate assets, as well as provide local programmes and initiatives.
For information on the investment plan, see section 2.2 (page 25) of the supporting information document for the capital spend and operating spend for Devonport-Takapuna Local Board 2019/2020.
What we are doing
We are focusing on outcome two in our local board plan.
We will support local businesses while the upgrade to Hurstmere Road is underway and will continue to provide input to the Unlock Takapuna project to meet community needs.
Work to ease Lake Road congestion will continue and we have committed our transport capital funds to upgrading Patuone Walkway and planning for the Francis Street to Esmonde Road connection.
We will also continue advocating for improvements to ferry services, the use of targeted rates to improve our natural environments, including Lake Pupuke, and will support the retention of surplus council assets where the local board identifies community need.
What we are proposing
We will continue to deliver projects identified as being local priorities through the 2017 Local Board Plan, including the dog park at Barry's Point Reserve, skate park in Sunnynook and pump track in Devonport.
We are not proposing major changes to existing budgets or work programmes for 2019/2020.
Message from the chair
It is my pleasure to present the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board’s priorities for the 2019/2020 financial year. This is our second local board agreement since the 2017 Local Board Plan was adopted and follows a year of significant consultation and the adoption of council’s Long-term Budget 2018-28.
We are making progress on the delivery of the key initiatives and outcomes in the local board plan and will focus on finishing what we have started.
The Sunnynook Plan has been adopted, the new playground at Windsor Reserve, the walkways on Lyford Reserve and the improvements to the toilets at Castor Bay are on track.
We will continue to progress the Sunnynook skatepark, the Devonport pump track and the dog park that you asked for at Barry’s Point Reserve.
We live in an area with outstanding beaches, Lake Pupuke and the Wairau Estuary. We will focus on the protection and enhancement of these assets and will look for ways to support and educate our community volunteers, who do so much to enhance this local board area.
Helped by your strong support, we are pleased that our One Local Imitative (OLI) was signed off by the Governing Body and that we will benefit from $47 million towards easing congestion on Lake Road. The local board is committed to supporting this process and has committed its transport capital budget towards improving our walking and cycling network in the surrounding areas.
As mentioned, this will be a year in which we consolidate what we have committed to in our local board plan. However, we would still like to hear your views so that we can be sure we are heading in the right direction and can plan to meet future needs in our area.
Chair, Devonport-Takapuna Local Board
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