Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board

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What we propose in your local board area in 2021/2022

We will:

  • work alongside mana whenua, advocate to governing body to establish an emergency water supply and water security plan and, also support Aotearoa Trust with a drinking water refill programme
  • continue to progress community initiatives like seed banking, abattoir, island fish and farmers’ markets
  • explore the mana whenua and community-led Ahu Moana approach, advocate to governing body for policy changes to prohibit marine dumping and advocate to central government for the reform for commercial fisheries
  • continue annual funding support for our community groups and environmental projects on the island.

Key areas of spend

Illustration of a palm tree in front of a marae; a rugby ball flying through the air; a child on a swing; a rubbish bin, a maunga, trees and stormwater pipe; a crane on a building site - all depicting council services and local board areas of spend.

Community services

Operating spend 2021/2022: $21.1 million

Capital spend 2021/2022: $122,000

Environmental services

Operating spend 2021/2022: $199,000

Governance

Operating spend 2021/2022: $597,000

Key advocacy initiatives for 2021-2031

We will:

  • expand the renewable energy micro-grid of our council facilities to include Claris Airport and also provide public electric vehicle charging facilities
  • champion the implementation of Sea Change – Tai Timu Tai Pari to protect our Hauraki Gulf
  • seek a policy change to prohibit all marine dumping
  • seek better council procurement systems to enable local employment and business development
  • establish an emergency water supply and water plan for our island
  • ensure the protection of our International Dark Sky Sanctuary status by requesting Auckland Transport and Auckland Council use low-level night lighting in the region
  • advocate for more priority to be given to the increasing issue of dust on unsealed roads, caused by climate change and record levels of drought
  • investigate a potential visitor levy to respond to the impacts of tourism.

What do you think?

Tell us your thoughts on our proposed priorities for the local board area in 2021/2022 and our key advocacy initiatives – have we got it right? See feedback form question 6.

See section six of the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 Supporting Information document for more information about the priorities for your local area.

What we propose in your local board area in 2021/2022

We will:

  • work alongside mana whenua, advocate to governing body to establish an emergency water supply and water security plan and, also support Aotearoa Trust with a drinking water refill programme
  • continue to progress community initiatives like seed banking, abattoir, island fish and farmers’ markets
  • explore the mana whenua and community-led Ahu Moana approach, advocate to governing body for policy changes to prohibit marine dumping and advocate to central government for the reform for commercial fisheries
  • continue annual funding support for our community groups and environmental projects on the island.

Key areas of spend

Illustration of a palm tree in front of a marae; a rugby ball flying through the air; a child on a swing; a rubbish bin, a maunga, trees and stormwater pipe; a crane on a building site - all depicting council services and local board areas of spend.

Community services

Operating spend 2021/2022: $21.1 million

Capital spend 2021/2022: $122,000

Environmental services

Operating spend 2021/2022: $199,000

Governance

Operating spend 2021/2022: $597,000

Key advocacy initiatives for 2021-2031

We will:

  • expand the renewable energy micro-grid of our council facilities to include Claris Airport and also provide public electric vehicle charging facilities
  • champion the implementation of Sea Change – Tai Timu Tai Pari to protect our Hauraki Gulf
  • seek a policy change to prohibit all marine dumping
  • seek better council procurement systems to enable local employment and business development
  • establish an emergency water supply and water plan for our island
  • ensure the protection of our International Dark Sky Sanctuary status by requesting Auckland Transport and Auckland Council use low-level night lighting in the region
  • advocate for more priority to be given to the increasing issue of dust on unsealed roads, caused by climate change and record levels of drought
  • investigate a potential visitor levy to respond to the impacts of tourism.

What do you think?

Tell us your thoughts on our proposed priorities for the local board area in 2021/2022 and our key advocacy initiatives – have we got it right? See feedback form question 6.

See section six of the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 Supporting Information document for more information about the priorities for your local area.