In 2019/2020 we plan to invest $10.2 million to renew and develop assets and $12.9 million to maintain and operate assets, as well as provide local programmes and initiatives.
For information on the investment plan, see section 2.11 (page 43) of the supporting information document for the capital spend and operating spend for Maungakiekie-Tāmaki Local Board 2019/2020.
What we are doing
In 2018 we completed the upgrades of Sir Woolf Fisher Park and Mt Wellington War Memorial Reserve playground. We also made improvements to the boardwalk at Onehunga Reserve and progressed the Tāmaki Pathway.
There is significant development occurring within our area. We are working with developers, Panuku and Homes, Land, Community (HLC), to make sure all development is well-designed, and that the sense of community in our neighbourhoods is maintained.
In the 2019/2020 financial year, we plan to develop a heritage inventory so that the character, history and culture of our area is reflected in future changes.
To support innovation and generate local economic development, we will also fund a pop up business school.
We will also plan and will deliver, as funding allows, upgrades to local parks and facilities in Tāmaki, Panmure and Onehunga, alongside the redevelopment projects planned in these areas.
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
This year, we were able to deliver a number of projects that you told us were local priorities. We completed the Sir Woolf Fisher park upgrade and the upgrade of a playground at Mt Wellington War Memorial Reserve. We also supported the Bradley Lane Project, a mural artwork throughout Glen Innes, which creates a safer community by reducing graffiti in the town centre.
In 2019/2020, we will continue to fund and deliver the local activities that you've told us are most important, and which are captured in our 2017 Local Board Plan.
There is a high level of population growth projected for our local board area, which means that development is inevitable. While we acknowledge that development can create some challenges, we have also seen positive changes, particularly in the Tāmaki area with development contributions enabling improvements to our local parks and facilities. This year we will continue to work closely with other parts of the council family and developers to make sure development is being done well. You've told us that design is important to maintain the community feel, so in the next financial year we will develop a heritage inventory to inform our discussions so that new development is high quality and reflects the character of our area.
We want our area to be safe and easy to get around, so we will continue to invest in walking, cycling and public transport networks.
We want to support innovation and generate local economic development, so we will fund a pop up business school that helps our people kick start local businesses.
With our projected growth, we want to make sure our environment is protected for future generations, so we will support waste minimisation initiatives and continue to work in partnership with our community to restore our highest priority parks and waterways.
We will also plan and deliver, as funding allows, upgrades to local parks and facilities in Tāmaki, Panmure and Onehunga, alongside the redevelopment projects planned in these areas.
All the initiatives above are important, so please get involved in helping us decide our funding priorities. We look forward to hearing your views.
Have your say
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