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North Shore residents urged to have their say on 10-year Budget

Published: 28 February 2018

March is the month to have your say on Auckland’s future.

“We want to hear what you think about the challenges facing our city including improving our transport system and increasing investment to improve and better protect our natural environment,” says Councillor Richard Hills.

Councillor Chris Darby agrees and says, “Auckland’s population is continuing to grow rapidly, so it’s important we consider what we need now as well as how the city should look and function for our children in the long-term.”

“Your feedback will help shape critical council plans to guide Auckland’s direction and the budgets required to fund our priorities,” says Darby.

It’s easy to have your say – visit before 28 March, or come and talk to us in person at one of our local meetings or events listed below.

Local board priorities

Each year, as part of council’s budget process, local boards review priorities and activities in your local area to ensure we continue delivering the right outcomes. We’re seeking your input on our plans for the 2018/2019 financial year. Below is a summary of our proposed priorities for Devonport-Takapuna and Kaipātiki Local Boards.

Devonport-Takapuna Local Board

  • Determining a suitable location for a dog park in our local board area.
  • Developing a pest-free strategy for our area, and understand which pests we should focus on eliminating first.
  • Focusing our transport budget on cycle and walkway projects along Lake Road between Takapuna and Devonport.
  • Continuing to advocate for suitable budget to deliver the Lake Road Improvements project to reduce congestion, and consider whether the community would support a targeted rate if necessary to fund part of the project budget, or a specific component of it.

Kaipātiki Local Board

  • Advocating for funding in the 10-year Budget to improve, fix and better maintain several important facilities at Birkenhead War Memorial Park, including resolving the issue with the currently condemned grandstand.
  • Working with key stakeholders to plan and deliver the redevelopment of central Northcote, which includes a combined library, arts and community building, quality parks and public open spaces, and safe and easy walking and cycling connections.
  • Continuing to deliver the priority walking and cycling projects identified within the Kaipātiki Connections Network Plan including a coastal walking and cycling link between Tui Park and Shepherds Park in Beach Haven.
  • Continuing to support Pest Free Kaipātiki and other environmental initiatives.
  • Enabling and expanding neighbourhood placemaking initiatives through our community groups.

Have your say

We want to hear your views so please come talk to us in person at any of the following events or meetings in the month of March.

  • Saturday 3 March, 11am-5pm – Devonport-Takapuna Local Board - Belmont School Fair, 3a Harrison Avenue, Belmont
  • Sunday 4 March, 3-4pm – Kaipātiki Local Board - Families in Parks event, Monarch Park, Hillcrest
  • Sunday 11 March, 10am-12pm – Kaipātiki Local Board - Beach Haven Fun Run, Shepherds Park, Beach Haven
  • Saturday 24 March, 10am-2pm Kaipātiki Local Board - EcoFest North, 17 Lauderdale Road, Birkdale
  • Sunday 25 March, 9.30-11.30am – Devonport-Takapuna Local Board - Takapuna Sunday Market, 17 Anzac Street, Takapuna
  • Tuesday 27 March, 5.30-8pm – Kaipātiki Local Board - Roundtable, Northcote Citizens Centre, Northcote