In 2019/2020 Council plan to invest $8.6 million to renew and develop assets and $16.9 million to maintain and operate assets as well as provide local programmes and initiatives in our local board area.
For information on the investment plan, see section 2.13 (page 47) of the supporting information document for the capital spend and operating spend for Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board 2019/2020.
What we are doing
We will continue to support community-led initiatives through our discretionary grants programmes and community development programmes. These target our young people, older residents, diverse communities, town centres and natural environment.
We will also continue to deliver free entry to swimming pools for children and adults through a targeted rate. This helps secure important social and public health benefits to our community.
The redevelopment of Hayman Park has started with construction of a destination playground and we will be planning more upgrades there in the next year. We will also start the construction of the Ōtara multisport facility at Ngāti Ōtara Park.
What we are proposing
We will continue to deliver the projects you have already identified as being local priorities through the 2017 Local Board Plan, so we are not proposing major changes to existing work programmes for 2019/2020.
We will advocate to secure resources for the redevelopment of Ōtara Town Centre and provide appropriate community facilities in high-growth areas, such as Manukau and Papatoetoe.
Message from the chair
Our key focus areas for 2019/2020 will be to build on the progress we have made to date on implementing our local board plan priorities. We will continue supporting our communities through our grants programmes, as well as through the range of community development programmes that we deliver that target our young people, older residents, diverse communities, town centres and natural environment. We will honour our commitment to partner with mana whenua on key decisions that are important to them.
Programmes such as the Indian Wardens in Papatoetoe in Papatoetoe and community builders in Ōtara has proven to be very successful. We will continue to support our local business associations to deliver these and other great initiatives in our town centres. Our local events, including our signature Diversity Event, provide important opportunities to bring our ethnically diverse communities together to celebrate our diversity and build community cohesion.
We will continue to extend free entry to swimming pools for all ages through a targeted rate. This helps offer important social and public health benefits to every person in our community.
The construction of the Ōtara multisport facility at Ngāti Ōtara Park will finally get underway in the coming year. We have started the redevelopment of Hayman Park, in the heart of Manukau metropolitan city, with installation of a destination playground. We will be planning more upgrades there in the next year. With a lot of growth expected in and around Manukau, it is important that its community facilities can adequately cater for future needs of our expanding community.
We will be advocating for support and resources for the redevelopment of Ōtara Town Centre, while continuing to work closely with council agencies that are working on the redevelopment of Old Papatoetoe and Manukau. We will continue our advocacy to Auckland Transport for light rail between the airport, Manukau and Botany. We will also continue our advocacy to bring speedway to Colin Dale Park.
To help us set our priorities for the next few years, we want to hear your thoughts. Please give us you feedback and tell us if you think we are on the right track.
Chair, Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board
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