In 2019/2020 we plan to invest $7.2 million to renew and develop assets and $14.0 million to maintain and operate assets as well as provide local programmes and initiatives
For information on the investment plan, see
section 2.16 (page 53) of the supporting information document for the capital spend and operating spend for Rodney Local Board 2019/2020.
What we are doing
In 2018, we started planning the new reserve at Green Road, Dairy Flat; this will continue in 2019/2020.
We will carry on with improvements to our town centres, with a focus on completing work started in Helensville and Warkworth.
We will continue funding the Rodney Healthy Harbours Fund and our ecological volunteers so that our harbours, waterways and environment are cared for, protected, and healthy.
What we are proposing
We will continue to deliver the projects you have already identified as being priorities through the 2017 Local Board Plan, including the delivery of new transport initiatives made possible by the Rodney Local Board Transport Targeted Rate.
We are not proposing major changes to existing budgets or work programmes for 2019/2020.
Message from the chair
I am pleased to present our key priorities for our 2019/2020 local board agreement, for your consideration.
We have started work on the priorities you identified in our 2017 Local Board Plan. We successfully advocated for an indoor sports facility in Kumeu/Huapai to be included in the 10-year Budget. A business case is now underway and we will push for construction to start as soon as possible. A grant of $150,000 has been given to the community to contribute to the design of a multisport facility at Warkworth Showgrounds, local halls in Coatesville and Pt Wells have been returned to community management, and the Wellsford skate park has been completely revitalised and expanded.
The Rodney Local Board Transport Targeted Rate projects are making good progress. New bus routes between Wellsford and Warkworth, and Helensville to Silverdale (Hibiscus Coast Station) via Kaukapakapa, will be launching in February 2019. A bus from Westgate to Albany via Riverhead and Coatesville is due in April 2019. Planning for park-and-rides in Warkworth and Kumeu/Huapai are underway. To make walking safer, the local board has prioritised footpaths in Warkworth, Riverhead and Parakai for construction.
We are not proposing any major changes in direction in 2019/2020 and will focus on delivering projects already started, including:
- planning the new reserve at Green Road, Dairy Flat, and completing the open space management plan for Rodney reserves which will guide how all reserves are developed and used in the future
- delivering town centre improvements, starting with Helensville and Warkworth where community-led planning is underway
- continuing the Healthy Harbours Fund, which provides match funding for landowners who want to look after our waterways with riparian planting and stock proof fencing, in partnership with local iwi (Te Uri o Hau).
Now is the time to tell us your feedback on the priorities we propose for Rodney in 2019/2020 and beyond.
Chair, Rodney Local Board
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