Local board agreement delivers for Rodney residents

Publish Date : 01 Jul 2022
Local board agreement delivers for Rodney residents
Te Puawai Kōwhai is a public space outside Warkworth Library.

Town centre improvements and community facilities that cater for Rodney’s growing population as well as funding for ecological volunteers, all feature strongly in the Rodney 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 financial year.

Funding has been increased for town centre improvements to create attractive open spaces and streetscapes across Rodney and to develop the Warkworth Centre Plan.

The focus on local parks and community facilities continues with the implementation of the Green Road masterplan, and playground upgrades including the Huapai Triangle, Harry James Reserve, Matua Road, Sandspit Reserve, Te Hana Reserve and Shelly Beach Reserve.

The board also agreed to fund the ecological volunteers programme, a community emergency response plan for Kumeū and Huapai, and the compliance warden programme which increases public safety and protects the environment.

Board chair Phelan Pirrie says the agreement matches up the needs of Rodney’s growing population to the funding that is available.
“We have been working hard over the past few months to put together work programmes that will have the most benefit for Rodney residents.

“From community feedback on caring for the environment, having an emergency plan that deals with extreme weather events to town centre improvements, we support a wide range of activities and initiatives.

“We fund many organisations, projects and programmes which will have a positive impact on our community and make a huge difference to many people’s lives.”

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

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