Improved transport choices, climate action, safety, and a commitment to strengthening ties with Māori are all features of the Waitematā Local Board 2023 plan, which has now been formally adopted.
Community feedback was used to help shape the plan, and board chair Genevieve Sage says the board is looking forward to turning the plan into a reality over the next three years.
“People are the heart of Waitematā. They thrive in an environment where their various skills and needs are supported, where they can connect with others and have equitable access to social, economic, environmental and cultural opportunities,” says Genevieve.
“People deserve to live in an environment that celebrates their diverse culture and heritage.
“This plan will be our guide for board funding and decisions over the next three years.
“It includes more opportunities to work with mana whenua and maata waka to deliver Māori outcomes at a local level.
“A key focus area for us is improving safety, reducing crime and managing graffiti. Other initiatives that we are prioritising include strengthening sports in the area and working with our rangatahi to deliver on their aspirations.
“It was positive to see most submitters agreed with the plan. We’ve made some minor edits and changes to the draft plan since it went out for public consultation.”
The city’s 21 local boards are required by law to produce a plan every three years, and the plan adopted is the first for the board elected last year.
It sets out the board’s priorities for the remainder of its term:
View the plan here.
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