Henderson-Massey Local Board has agreed to its work programme for the financial year 2021-22, committing to funding projects that benefit the community across a variety of areas including the environment, culture and community assets.
The programme, which has been developed over a period of months, allocates funding for organisations such as Ecomatters Environment Trust to provide services such as the Healthy homes on a budget programme, Love your streams and War on weeds.
Elsewhere, a Climate Action Activator role will be funded to help implement the recently adopted Climate Action Plan, and funding has also been given to progress the Te Atatu South Centre Plan, while the Customer and Community Service work programme includes grants to community hubs such as the Corban Arts Estate, renewing the junior playground at Tui Glen Reserve and a refurbishment of Te Pae o Kura community centre.
Henderson-Massey Local Board chair, Vanessa Neeson says that the work programme spans a wide variety of activities that will positively impact the community.
“From parks and playgrounds to funding some of the fantastic community organisations in the area, this wide-ranging work programme will deliver for the people of Henderson-Massey at a time of vital importance.
“While 2020 was an incredibly disruptive time, we can look forward to some really good work in the community in the coming year.
"From eco-management to arts and culture and keeping our facilities running, the board is proud to be able to deliver the projects, programmes and pieces of work that has real value for so many people.
“The wide-ranging diverse mix of different cultures and requirements in our population is reflected in our funding.
"There is a specific workstream to deliver on our commitment to Māori outcomes, we are funding projects to help young people get into work through the Young Enterprise Scheme, and capital works will be funded – including funding for the Te Whau pathway which will be transformational for the area.
“So overall a really good programme of work. I can’t wait to see it all happen to deliver for the people of Henderson-Massey.”