A total of $14 million will go towards Albert-Eden’s facilities, services and environmental activities this financial year.
The Albert-Eden Local Board recently approved operational spending for work across parks, facilities, community and environmental projects for the benefit of its local community. A further $4.7 million was allocated towards capital investment in the area.
Albert-Eden Local Board Chair, Margi Watson is excited for the community and is pleased with the amount of work to be delivered in the area.
“We have carefully reviewed our programmes and services to ensure we meet community’s needs as best we can and we have listened to feedback on what their priorities are."
“Community feedback on the budget strongly endorsed more environmental action and improvements, which helped prioritise projects."
“It is great to see our community consider these activities important. In previous years, we have undertaken significant work in these areas and we now see these outcomes are highly treasured,” says Chair Watson.
This funding means a range of customer, community services and environment activities will be delivered this financial year, including:
- Point Chevalier Library assessment ($20,000)
- Local Crime Prevention Fund, safety initiatives investment ($53,360)
- Te Auaunga / Oakley Creek pest plant control buffer programme ($15,000)
- Urban Ark Strategic Plan implementation ($40,000)
- Climate action programme ($40,000)
- EcoNeighbourhoods ($55,000)
- Potters Park – renew toilet block and splash pad ($60,000).
Maungakiekie songbird, Te Auauanga / Oakley Creek pest plan control and Urban Ark’s implementation are co-funded with neighbouring local boards, given outcomes are planned for large scale areas across boundaries.
Climate action and EcoNeighbourhoods programme lead, Heather Lyall is thrilled to be charging on with the programme.
“Among the many planned activities within the workstream, we’re really keen to support local climate activities, both existing and new - one example is the EcoFest programme, which had a great response in March.
“Now that our funding is locked in we can start supporting the awesome EcoFest team to get their funding and shape next year’s month long festival to raise more awareness and encourage the community to learn how to take more climate action and live sustainably,” says Lyall.
More information about all the work programmes can be found here.
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