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. 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 even more important to think ahead while also focusing on delivering what we need today,” says Councillor Greg Sayers.
“Sharing your feedback will help shape critical plans and priorities which will guide Auckland’s direction along with the budgets needed to fund those priorities,” says Sayers.
It’s easy to have your say – go online to akhaveyoursay.nz before 28 March or come and talk to us in person at one of the events listed below.
Rodney Local Board priorities
Rodney Local Board Chair Beth Houlbrooke says, “Every year, through the council’s budget process, we review our priorities and make sure we’re continuing to deliver against the outcomes in the local board plan.”
The local board wants to know what you think of the priorities for the 2018/2019 financial year and the local board’s key local advocacy project.
- Advocate for and contribute funding to a local indoor court facility at the Huapai Domain (see key local advocacy project below)
- Introduce an annual targeted rate of $150 per dwelling or business premise to bring forward $41 million worth of investment in local transport services and infrastructure within the local board area. Over the next 10 years it is anticipated that this will pay for park-and-rides in Warkworth and Kumeū/ Huapai, improved bus services in Kumeū/ Huapai, a bus service for Riverhead, additional road sealing and the construction of footpaths across Rodney.
- Complete a masterplan (concept plan) for the future reserve at Green Road, Dairy Flat.
- Start planning for the future use and development of all Rodney reserves.
- Contribute funds to the design of the first stage of a multisport building at the Warkworth Showgrounds.
- Support and fund community initiatives to deliver town centre improvements with a focus on Warkworth, Helensville, Wellsford, Kumeū and Huapai.
Key local advocacy project – indoor court facility at Huapai Domain
As part of the consultation on the 10-year Budget, Rodney Local Board wants to hear what you think of building an indoor court facility at Huapai Domain.
“The area is growing very rapidly and 2,000 homes are expected in the next five years. There is a shortage of indoor courts in Auckland and no council indoor courts in Rodney,” Houlbrooke says.
“We’re advocating for funding in the 10-year Budget as we’d like a facility built in the next three years at the Huapai Domain. Building costs are estimated at $12.5 million and we’re looking to contribute $1 million from local capital funds. Sports codes will also contribute towards funding."
Have your say
We want to hear your views so please come talk to us in person at any of the following events in March.
- Wednesday 7 March, 6-8.30pm - Helensville War Memorial Hall, 2 Porter Crescent, Helensville
- Tuesday 13 March, 6-8.30pm - Wellsford District Community Centre, 1 Matheson Road, Wellsford.