In 2019/2020 we plan to invest $8.9 million to renew and develop assets and $17.7 million to maintain and operate assets as well as provide local programmes and initiatives.
For information on the investment plan, see section 2.8 (page 37) of the supporting information document for the capital spend and operating spend for Kaipātiki 2019/2020.
What we are doing
Previous consultations have told us that protecting the environment for future generations is a top priority.
We are investing in kauri dieback prevention measures, water quality monitoring and the community-led Pest-Free Kaipātiki initiative.
We are completing an update of all our reserve management plans to guide the way we look after and use our parks and reserves.
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 will be advancing a coastal link between Shepherds Park and Tui Park and establishing a toddler-focused playground at Jean Sampson Reserve.
We'll start work on the Glenfield town centre plan in 2019 to help shape the future of the area.
Redevelopment of Birkenhead War Memorial Park is a priority project and we'll get started on the design of the multi-purpose facility to replace the former grandstand.
Message from the chair
I'm pleased to share the board's priorities for the 2019/2020 financial year. Last year, we asked for your feedback on what was most important for us to deliver from the 2017 Local Board Plan. The focus for this year is to finish off what we've started.
Since adoption of the plan, we have significantly increased our spending on initiatives that will enhance the environment for future generations. We have pushed for the pre-emptive closure of bush tracks to prevent further spread of the devastating kauri dieback disease while long-term management options are investigated. We are also pleased to have completed the long-awaited pedestrian and public amenity improvements in the Birkenhead main street.
In the 2019/2020 financial year, we are investing to improve our playgrounds, provide more shade, update our park signage and redevelop our bush tracks. We will also increase the monitoring of our streams to better understand how we can improve the water quality. We will continue investment into Pest Free Kaipātiki, our flagship community-led initiative.
We are particularly excited about advancing the coastal link between Shepherds Park and Tui Park and establishing a toddler-focused playground at Jean Sampson Reserve. The redevelopment of Birkenhead War Memorial Park remains a priority and we will be progressing with the design of the multi-purpose community and sports facility that replaces the grandstand.
We are completing an update of all our reserve management plans. They will be combined into one document called the Kaipātiki Local Park Management Plan. This plan will guide the way we look after and use our parks and reserves.
We are continuing to invest in placemaking activities. We hope to provide the community with more opportunities to develop the local places you love and will be encouraging you to get involved.
We will start work on a town centre plan for Glenfield in 2019/2020. We want you all to help shape this important plan, so the future Glenfield better meets everyone's needs and expectations.
Although we have many exciting projects and activities planned, we are aware of specific issues in our community. The confirmation of Kauri dieback in two of our parks was hugely disappointing and will impact how we use and manage these parks. We are also aware of coastal inundation issues at Little Shoal Bay and will work on addressing these as best we can.
We would love to know if you agree with the above priorities and whether there are other matters that require our attention.
Chair, Kaipātiki Local Board
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