The west local boards are each advocating for a number of projects as part of Auckland Council’s 10-year Budget, including a pool in the northwest, redeveloping the Glen Eden town centre, and a pool and recreation centre for the Whau.
As part of this consultation, the local boards want to know what you think of their priorities for the 2018/2019 financial year. They also want to know what you think of their key local advocacy projects.
Below is a summary of the proposed priorities for the west local boards.
Henderson-Massey Local Board priorities
- Prepare an urban design plan for Te Atatū South with the Heart of Te Atatū South community group that will enhance the area around the community centre and local park space.
- Develop a Henderson-Massey–wide connections plan to identify alternative street routes, park paths and trails, and prioritise investment areas for improving these opportunities to get around without a car.
- Refresh the Henderson heritage trail to also express the Māori history of the area.
- Advocate for a pool in the northwest and buy land to prepare for it, as well as for sports fields and local community facilities.
“We have had plenty of feedback saying that West Wave is currently at capacity and under pressure,” says Henderson-Massey Local Board Chair Shane Henderson.
“We are advocating for a pool and for land to be bought for it, and for sports fields and local community facilities.”
Waitākere Ranges Local Board priorities
- Advocate for the Glen Eden Urban Design Framework and Implementation Plan to be fully funded in the 10-year Budget.
- Continue to advocate for more funding for heritage area programmes under the local board’s control.
- Finalise a Waitākere Ranges ‘greenways plan’ that will identify a network of local walking and cycling connections, and prioritise investment areas for improving these opportunities to get around without a car.
- Make some of our small Glen Eden parks more user-friendly by adding things like park benches.
“This year, we have advocated for the Glen Eden Urban Design Framework and Implementation Plan to be fully funded in the 10-year Budget,” says Waitākere Ranges Local Board Chair Greg Presland.
“We are committed to improving the Glen Eden town centre, and community feedback tells us that this is strongly supported.”
Whau Local Board priorities
- Advocate to the Governing Body to include funding for a pool and recreation centre for the Whau in the 10-year Budget.
- Strengthen and connect our diverse communities by delivering on our ethnic peoples plan.
- Seek increased care and protection for our significant trees.
- Work closely with business improvement districts and foster quality town centre development and improvements to local transport centres.
- Look at new projects that will help reduce carbon emissions in Whau.
“The facilities in our neighbouring communities are often overcrowded and with large increases in our population expected, suitable land is fast disappearing,” says Whau Local Board Chair Tracy Mulholland.
“We will advocate for funding for a community pool complex, including exercise rooms and two indoor courts, in the 10-year Budget. Due to the high need, we would like funding to be in the first five years of the budget.”
Have your say
Visit akhaveyoursay.nz and read the consultation document before providing your feedback.
How to give your feedback
Hardcopies: You can visit your local library, service centre or local board office to pick up a consultation document and feedback form.
Online: Visit akhaveyoursay.nz to have your say and for access to all consultation materials.
Social media: Comments made through the following channels will be received as feedback:
- Twitter: comments using @aklcouncil and #akhaveyoursay
- Facebook: posts on facebook.com/aklcouncil using #akhaveyoursay
West local boards combined have your say event – regional focus
Monday 12 March, 6.30-8.30pm; Kelston Community Centre, 135 Awaroa Road, Sunnyvale
Tuesday 6 March, 5-7pm; Massey Library, Cnr Don Buck Road and Westgate Drive, Massey
Thursday 8 March, 5-7pm; Waitākere Central Library, 3 Ratanui Street, Henderson
Thursday 15 March, 5-7pm; Ranui Library, 431 Swanson Road, Ranui
Thursday 22 March, 5-7pm; Te Atatū Peninsula Library, 595 Te Atatū Road, Te Atatū Peninsula
Have your say event
Thursday 8 March, 6-8pm; Glen Eden Recreation and Community Centre, 44 Glendale Road, Glen Eden
Sunday 25 March, 10am-12pm; Titirangi Market, 500 South Titirangi Road, Titirangi
Saturday 10 March, 10am-12noon; Allan Wood Reserve, 1 Bollard Ave, New Windsor
Friday 23 March, 5pm-7pm; Green Bay Market, 1 Barron Drive, Green Bay
Have your say event
Wednesday 21 March, 6.30-8.30pm; St Ninians Church Hall, 17 St Georges Road, Avondale