Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board adopts its three-year plan

Publish Date : 14 Nov 2023
Aotea / Great Barrier Island local board plan

Climate change, economic constraint and community wellbeing are the main challenges addressed in the Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board 2023 plan, which has now been formally adopted.

Community feedback was used to shape the plan, and chair Izzy Fordham thanks locals for engaging with the board and helping to create the three-year plan.

“During community engagement locals told us what was important to them. Overwhelmingly we heard that it’s community-led services for welfare, health and the environment,” says Izzy.

“We acknowledge how integral our community groups are to the wellbeing of our island.

“Mana whenua and the community are working closely together on island-led projects to protect and enhance our environment and ocean.

“We also heard loud and clear that the community want more solar energy, more electric vehicles, and better water systems. With the closure of our landfill, our path to zero waste is vital and we need to keep innovating on ways to reduce, reuse and recycle.”

The plan provides the strategic direction for the board’s annual work programmes.

Each of the city’s 21 local boards are required by law to produce a plan every three years which sets out the board’s priorities for the remainder of its term.

The Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board Plan 2023 covers five key priority areas:

  • Māori outcomes

  • Climate action

  • Our people

  • Our environment

  • Our places.

Have a read of it here.

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