In 2019/2020 we plan to invest $19.8 million to renew and develop assets and $16.7 million to maintain and operate assets as well as provide local programmes and initiatives.
For information on the investment plan, see section 2.6 (page 33) of the supporting information document for the capital spend and operating spend for Hibiscus and Bays Local Board 2019/2020.
What we are doing
Over the last few years we've supported our volunteers in environmental restoration work, including regular planting days and animal and plant pest control programmes, and we intend to continue that work.
We'll also start building Local Paths (Greenways), to provide recreational and commuter connections, with paths in Centennial Park first in line.
Our town centres in Silverdale, Orewa, Browns Bay and Whangaparaoa are also receiving attention, with some key projects gaining momentum.
Slow zones will also be introduced in Mairangi Bay and Torbay town centres.
What we are proposing
We'll continue to deliver the projects already identified as priorities through the 2017 Local Board Plan. These include improving playgrounds, so they are fun for all age groups and abilities, and supporting local events and art centres that add vibrancy to our community.
We are not proposing major changes to existing budgets or work programmes for 2019/2020.
Message from the chair
As I think back at what we have achieved over the last year, it's wonderful to see that our volunteers feature regularly, especially in protecting and enhancing our local environment. The efforts of community-minded residents make incremental improvements through regular planting days, animal and plant pest control programmes and ongoing restoration work. We are truly grateful for their commitment and hard work and we will continue to support their efforts through 2019/2020.
Our local events add vibrancy and our arts centres including Mairangi Arts, Estuary Arts and Centrestage Theatre, also make a major contribution to our sense of community. They share their talents and ideas so that participants and visitors can learn new skills. Regular exhibitions and shows draw wide and appreciative audiences.
One of our key initiatives includes continued improvement to playgrounds with the addition of all- abilities play equipment and shade. We also want to deliver greenways connections beginning with local paths through Centennial Park. They will provide recreational and leisure enjoyment as well as assisting commuters to have a more straightforward route to access public transport. We are also seeking improvements to our Silverdale, Orewa, Browns Bay and Whangaparaoa town centres.
We will continue to advocate strongly for Penlink to be built within the next three years. We will also be working with Auckland Transport to introduce slow zones in Mairangi Bay and Torbay town centres, and we intend to extend the slow zone in Orewa town centre to make these areas safer.
We look forward to hearing your views.
Julia Parfitt Chairperson
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