New offices for Upper Harbour Local Board

Last Updated : 23 Aug 2023
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Upper Harbour Local Board business meetings will now take place at Hawiti, 6-8 Munroe Lane, Albany.

The board’s new office is situated on the ground floor of the Auckland Council-leased building which opened on 31 July.

Chair Anna Atkinson says moving the Local Board office was part of a wider move to reduce the council’s corporate property footprint by relocating several offices into one.

“We have many happy memories from our time in the village as for almost 13 years our local board office was located next to the Albany Village Library and stunning Kell Park."

“Now we are in a modern building which is close to the bus station, public transport and Westfield Albany.”

“The new fit-for-purpose space for the local board and staff is ready for us to work together and deliver great outcomes as we serve our community.

At the business meeting on 24 August, board members are getting an update on Waimarie Road Reserve from Whenuapai Residents and Ratepayers Association. They will also hear from pool users Koon Ming Wong and Lei Cheng concerned about the Albany Stadium Pool’s opening hours.

The board will provide feedback on several draft strategies and plans ranging from Auckland’s future development to waste management as well as proposals for equity funding which will be included in next year’s Long-term Plan consultation.

Atkinson says that many of the strategies that board is giving feedback on will shape the Upper Harbour area for the long term and it’s crucial to get this right.

Board members will also receive a final report on the 2022/2023 work programme with most projects delivered on time and only a few delayed or unable to progress.

Atkinson says there is plenty of space in the new boardroom and the board welcomes everyone who wants to attend next week whether it’s in-person or online.

Attend a business meeting

Business meetings usually take place on the fourth Thursday of every month with the next meeting on Thursday, 24 August at 9.30am.

Anyone is welcome to attend and for those unable to attend the meeting in-person, there is online access.

At the start of each meeting, people can present an item of interest to the community, either informally in a public forum or formally through a deputation.

To request a presentation spot or to receive the meeting link, email

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