In 2019/2020 we plan to invest $5.5 million to renew and develop assets and $13.8 million to maintain and operate assets as well as provide local programmes and initiatives.
For information on the investment plan, see section 2.10 (page 41) of the supporting information document for the capital spend and operating spend for Manurewa Local Board 2019/2020.
What we are doing
Our focus has been on working alongside residents, community groups and local business owners to help build pride in Clendon. We would like to continue our collective approach to the ongoing revitalisation of the Clendon town centre and surrounding area, as well as the development of nearby Keith Park as a destination site.
Following community feedback, we've made it a priority to make sure that, where possible, our playgrounds and play spaces are accessible, disability friendly and cater for older people who are out and about.
We know you're concerned about transport issues, including the lack of safety on our local roads. We'll build on our work to improve access and safety at Te Mahia station and introduce traffic calming measures in several locations.
We'll also support community-led practical responses to reducing waste and maintain our collaborative work on the restoration of our streams.
We remain committed in our advocacy to address illegal dumping, including the reintroduction of the traditional inorganic collection, and for South Auckland to be a priority for a community recycling centre.
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.
Message from the chair
We are looking forward to continuing to work together with you on the second year of our 2017 Local Board Plan. As well as completing some key initiatives, we have also begun delivery on exciting new projects.
Work is steadily taking shape at Te Mahia station to improve access and safety and we would like to move our focus now to making our local roads safer. We have already invested in traffic calming measures starting in a key suburban area surrounded by four main roads. This has been called the Wordsworth Quadrant and covers an area of 2.84km2. We will push for other priority risk areas to be addressed as well.
We are progressing the upgrade of the Weymouth boat ramp, building the Randwick playground, and, following feedback from local users in Clendon, we will see an enhanced and much improved skatepark.
Your feedback led us to increase our focus on working alongside residents and local business owners to help build pride in our community of Clendon, as well as creating a vibrant Manurewa Town Centre precinct. This will continue. We are taking a collective approach to the ongoing revitalisation of the Clendon town centre and surrounding area.
Following the successful delivery of the Finlayson Ave Reserve playground, Waimahia Reserve play space and the Eugenia Rise Reserve neighbourhood playground, we will be talking to you about what ideas you have for the Clendon Reserve and creating Keith Park Reserve at the end of the Weymouth peninsula as a destination site. The board has made it a priority to ensure that our playgrounds and play spaces are accessible, disability friendly and cater for older people who are out and about.
Implementation of the Totara Park Masterplan will continue alongside the stakeholder group which has assisted with park planning and development. We have partnered with Pānuku to take a longer-term placemaking approach towards the overall regeneration of Puhinui Stream as part of the Transform Manukau programme.
Many of you continue to share your concerns about the levels of illegal dumping. We will keep advocating to the Governing Body to bring back the traditional inorganic collection and for an improvement to the current service delivery.
We welcome your involvement as we finalise our community's funding priorities for 2019/2020, so please have your say.
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