In 2019/2020 we plan to invest $15 million to renew and develop assets and $16.2 million to maintain and operate assets as well as provide local programmes and initiatives.
For information on the investment plan, see section 2.9 (page 39) of the supporting information document for the capital spend and operating spend for Māngere-Ōtāhuhu 2019/2020.
What we are doing
Previous consultations with the community recognise protecting the environment is important so we continue to review and support these programmes.
We also want to continue investing in further community projects for educating and reducing waste initiatives.
A large percentage of the local population are our young, children and youth whom are our future; we are keen to build capacity of current programmes or new initiatives.
We have a special relationship with local diverse communities: Maori, Pasifika, Ethnic, Asian, and European and have various programmes in 2017 Local Board Plan outcomes.
What we are proposing
We will continue to deliver the projects you have already identified as being local priorities through the local board plan, so we are not proposing major changes to existing budgets or work programmes for 2019/2020.
Message from the chair
Talofa lava and greetings,
I am pleased to share the Board's priorities for the 2019/2020 financial year. When we approved the 2017 local board plan and have set about successfully delivering many aspects of the plan. We continue to deliver with a key focus on progressing youth initiatives, Māori outcomes and the local environment.
Given Māngere-Ōtāhuhu's relatively young population, our strategic aim is so youth can connect to sports and recreation, health and wellbeing programmes and the arts. The community grant programme has key objectives including to achieve quality employment and educational opportunities for young people.
The 'Māori input into local board decision making' initiative captures the essence of Te Ao Māori (Māori world view) and informs building commitment to Māori. This has commenced in projects like delivering the mauri of the Tararata and Ōtuataua Creeks projects. Te Reo Māori will be celebrated at our local libraries and support will be maintained for Pukaki Crater co- management and restoration projects. Other key initiatives include; Māori naming of local reserves and facilities, development of the Ōtuataua Stonefields Reserve concept plan to ensure youth schemes are supporting Māori youth.
To further enhance the local environment, support for community projects reducing local waste, improve water quality and an educational programme to influence people's behaviour in protecting our natural resources.
We want to continue to provide our locals with options to participate in healthy activities and make use of our recreational and leisure centres. Our board wants to continue to provide free access for all to our local swimming pools through a targeted rate.
We request your feedback on all these initiatives or additional thoughts you may have to improve the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu local area.
Chair, Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board
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