We want to know what you think about the challenges facing our city. These include improving our transport system, protecting our natural environment, and the level of rates we pay.
Our population is growing fast, so it’s important for us to think ahead while also providing the services we need today.
By sharing your feedback you will help us shape the critical plans guiding Auckland’s direction and the budgets needed to fund our priorities.
“One of the critical projects I want to see progressed in Manukau Ward is the Māngere East community hub,” says Councillor Alf Filipaina.
Councillor Efeso Collins says Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board’s advocacy project is to see Colin Dale Park become a regional park.
“This park should be a facility that all Aucklanders can enjoy, so it requires a level of investment that recognises what a resource it is.”
It’s easy to have your say – go to akhaveyoursay.nz before 28 March for information about how to share your views.
You can also come and talk to us at one of the events listed below.
Help shape your neighbourhood
Each year, as part of Auckland Council’s budget process, local boards review their priorities to ensure that they continue to deliver the right outcomes. Below is a summary of these priorities for Māngere-Ōtāhuhu and Ōtara-Papatoetoe local boards.
Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board priorities
- Promote waste reduction and monitor maintenance contract outcomes to ensure that town centres are clean and attractive.
- New toilets, pathway and fitness equipment in Boggust Park.
- Continue to support active, healthy lifestyles and free access to swimming pools.
- Continue to improve local parks and playgrounds so they are safe, attractive and well used.
- Promote local tourism opportunities by leveraging local art, craft, culture and enterprise to promote Māori and Pasifika identity and our rich natural environment.
- Advocate to the Governing Body to enhance and improve the Māngere East precinct as a thriving, liveable community hub.
Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board priorities
- Advocate to Auckland Transport for construction of light rail from the airport to Manukau and Botany, starting with immediate route protection.
- Invest in improved sports field playing surfaces and lighting in Ōtara and Papatoetoe parks.
- Develop public open space at Hunters Corner shopping centre on Sutton Crescent.
- Deliver free adult entry to swimming pools. The board is proposing to continue to pay for this through a targeted rate, estimated at $29.94 per household in 2018-2019.
- Advocate for Colin Dale Park to be recognised as a regional resource and becoming a regional park with the development costs spread across Auckland ratepayers.
Have your say in person
See below for details of meetings where you can have your say in person.
Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board
- Tuesday 6 March, 6pm-8pm – Have your say event, Ōtāhuhu Town Hall, High Street, Ōtāhuhu
- Saturday 10 March, 10am-12pm – Drop-in meeting, Māngere Town Centre, 93 Bader Drive, Māngere
- Thursday 15 March, 5pm-7.30pm – Drop-in meeting, Māngere East Community Centre, 372 Massey Road, Māngere East
- Sunday 25 March, 9am-12pm – Drop-in event, Māngere Bridge Village Boutique Market, 19-35 Coronation Road.
Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board
- Tuesday 13 March, 6pm-8pm – Have your say event, Manukau Room, Manukau Civic Building, 31 Manukau Station Road, Manukau
- Monday 19 March, 11am-1pm – Drop-in event, Papatoetoe Library, 30 Wallace Road, Papatoetoe
- Wednesday 21 March, 11am-1pm – Drop-in event, Ōtara Library, 46 Fair Mall, Ōtara
- Monday 26 March, 6pm-8pm – Drop-in event, Kolmar, 295 Great South Road, Papatoetoe.