Board agreement lives up to community expectations

Publish Date : 22 Jul 2022
Board agreement lives up to community expectations
Caribbean Drive sports fields

The first stage of Scott Point Sustainable Sports Park and the Caribbean Drive sports fields upgrade are a high priority for the Upper Harbour Local Board.

Strong community support expressed over many years for projects, the impact of Covid-19 and budget constraints have all shaped the local board agreement for the financial year 2022-23.

Adopted by the board at its June business meeting, the agreement sets out key priorities for funding during the next 12 months.

Developed over several months, funding has also been allocated for a new pathway at Rosedale Park and playground upgrades at Hobsonville War Memorial Park, Herald Island Domain, and Devonshire Reserve.

Board chair Lisa Whyte says that the last two years have challenged council finances and delayed project delivery.

“Our community has waited a very long time for some projects and so it is common sense to complete these before starting new ones.

“While we know there is strong support to continue with stage 2 of Scott Point Sports Park, it is currently unfunded.

“We very much value our many community groups and the huge contribution they make, and we will continue to support them wherever possible.”

Initiatives that build local resilience and neighbourhood engagement in Albany, Greenhithe, Whenuapai and Hobsonville will all receive funding.

The board’s environmental focus continues with funding set aside for planting, pest control and water quality initiatives including supporting ecological volunteers, environmental education programmes and delivering a pest-free strategy.

The board’s agreement and work programmes are online here.

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