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Plan to strengthen communities in Waitematā

Published: 29 July 2020

Waitematā Local Board Chair Richard Northey says his board has a plan to help its communities recover from the impacts of COVID-19 by contributing to restoring social connectedness and increasing community resilience.

The board’s plan looks to make the most of the pandemic’s possible positive outcomes, like an enhanced sense of community. 

“We’ve got a draft plan that will guide our work in the local board area for the next three years. 

“While COVID-19 has brought uncertainty and disruption, we plan to help bring our communities together to support each other, grow stronger and prosper through these difficult times.”

Chair Richard Northey says the board’s draft plan outlines a number of different ways they aim to achieve this.

“We want to help end homelessness, support community resilience, provide opportunities for community connection through arts, sports, events and other activities, provide accessible and inclusive services and improve Waitematā for women and girls.

“Our vision is that everyone has a place to call home, and that there is plenty of opportunity to get involved in decision making and activities, regardless of age, gender, culture or ability.

“To recover stronger, it’s vital that the diverse communities of Waitematā are connected. 

“But we need to make sure that our draft plan reflects the needs and wants of Waitematā. To do this, we’re seeking feedback from all our communities across the local board area.

“So, get involved and tell us what you think! Together we can recover stronger.”

You can have your say on the Waitematā Local Board’s draft local board plan at:

Feedback closes on Thursday 13 August 2020.


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