The fifth anniversary of the amalgamated Auckland Council also means five years of Waitematā Local Board. Here are some highlights.
- Creation of the Myers Park Development Plan, and the award-winning playground.
- Renewal of Pt Resolution bridge and stairwell, another award-winning design.
- Waitematā became the first local board to be recognised as a UNICEF Child Friendly City, the first to support Fairtrade Auckland, make our playgrounds and sports fields smoke-free, action an Accessibility Plan and develop a Low Carbon Community Action Plan.
- Large-scale restoration of the Tepid Baths, ensuring heritage and character remained.
- The refurbishment of Toi Tū, including the creation of a new community art space. “True engagement is central to our work,” says Waitematā Local Board Chair Shale Chambers. “It ensures the projects we deliver and advocate for are priorities for our community. Saving six pōhutukawa on Great North Road is a great example of what can be done when we all work towards a common cause.”
Read the Waitematā Local Board Achievement Reports from 2011 to 2015.