In 2019/2020 we plan to invest $16.1 million to renew and develop assets and $24.5 million to maintain and operate assets, as well as provide local programmes and initiatives.
For information on the investment plan, see section 2.7 (page 35) of the supporting information document for the capital spend and operating spend for Howick Local Board 2019/2020.
What we are doing
In 2018 we made significant investment in cycleway and walkway projects to make sure our community has options for getting around and being active. We've championed cultural diversity through celebrating events like Chinese New Year and the inaugural Moon Festival.
We're investing in the natural environment through weed and pest control, fruit trees in schools projects and ensuring our waterways are clean and thriving. We'll continue to investigate improvements to the seawall at Cockle Bay.
We aim to have dedicated dog exercise areas to support our active and healthy local outcome. We'll also be working on implementing our Howick Village Centre Plan and Howick Heritage Plan.
We are committed to ensuring local projects get clear benefits from funds generated through the natural environment and water quality targeted rates, as well as from the regional fuel tax.
Many of you have shared your concerns about the levels of illegal dumping. We will keep advocating to council's Governing Body for an improvement in the current service delivery.
What we are proposing
We're not proposing major changes to the existing work programme for 2019/2020 as we continue to deliver the projects identified in our 2017 Local Board Plan.
We'll continue to support population growth through ongoing advocacy for multi-purpose facilities at Lloyd Elsmore Park and Flat Bush.
Message from the chair
I am proud of our achievements since adopting the local board plan in 2017 and pleased to introduce our investment priorities for the 2019/2020 financial year.
Since 2017, we have funded improvements to our waterways, additional library hours and supported a wide range of community projects and local business associations through grants, funding or partnerships. We have promoted tourism in our area and have been committed to ensuring our environment is treasured by investing in pest eradication initiatives.
We know that celebrating cultural diversity is important to you, so we have responded by supporting the arts, local theatres, and local bands. 2018 also saw the introduction of the highly successful inaugural Moon Festival event.
We are committed to ensuring the significant local growth in our area is effectively managed through investment in walking and cycling networks and by supporting the investigation of multi-sport facilities at Lloyd Elsmore Park.
Since 2017 we have invested in a Howick Village Centre Plan and a Howick Heritage Plan to ensure a sound strategy is in place for those areas. Going forward, we will provide support for implementing the actions from these plans.
In the next financial year, we will continue to invest in our environment by investigating improvements to the seawall at Cockle Bay, investing in weed and pest control initiatives and supporting ongoing maintenance of community assets. We aim to have dedicated dog exercise areas to support our active and healthy local community outcome. We continue to advocate for the earliest possible delivery of the library, multi-use community facility and aquatic centre at Flatbush.
We welcome your views on how we are tracking and whether we are moving in the right direction.
Chair, Howick Local Board
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