Redevelopment of the Pioneer Women’s and Ellen Melville Hall as a city centre community hub, continuing the Waipapa Stream restoration and delivering the Weona-Westmere Walkway are some of the key Waitematā Local Board projects being funded as a result of public feedback on Auckland Council’s 10‑year budget.
“We are confident the initiatives that we plan to deliver and advocate for in 2015/2016 will contribute to a better, more people-friendly and liveable Auckland,” says Waitematā Local Board Chair Shale Chambers.
“The feedback on the council’s 10‑year budget confirmed that our priorities should continue to focus on high-quality urban design, protecting heritage, advocating for transport improvements and looking after the environment.”
In addition, there are some exciting new initiatives being funded this year, including:
- streetscape improvements to Newmarket laneways
- re-establishment of the Fukuoka Friendship Garden at Western Springs
- the Western Springs native bush regeneration plan.
Visit Waitematā Local Board for a full summary of Waitematā Local Board’s agreement document for 2015/2016.