Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board area

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In the 2024/2025 financial year we plan to invest $400,000 to renew and develop assets (resources we own). We also plan to invest $2.5 million to maintain and operate assets and deliver local services.

In this long-term plan, local boards have more responsibility for decisions about local assets and services than in previous years.

This includes making decisions about which assets (such as parks and community halls) and services (such as libraries) we should prioritise with funds allocated by the Governing Body.

Some funding decisions are not the responsibility of a local board and in such cases the board can:

  • ask the Governing Body to consider funding from its long-term plan budget
  • ask a council-controlled organisation (such as Auckland Transport) to deliver the service during the 10 years of the long-term plan.

Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board priorities for 2024-2034

The Aotea/Great Barrier Local Board proposed priorities for its area for the next 10 years. These priorities depend on funding from the Governing Body.

They are to:

  • get capital grant funding (money to fund a specific project) to maintain community-owned facilities
  • get annual grant funding for community services
  • get annual grant funding for local environmental groups to use for ecology projects, like Tū Mai Taonga, Windy Hill Sanctuary and Oruawharo Medlands Ecovision
  • progress Ahu Moana marine protection projects (where mana whenua and communities work together to manage coastal areas).

Priorities for Aotea/Great Barrier outside of local board decisions

Priorities that require funding outside of a local board need a decision from the Governing Body or a council-controlled organisation.

These priorities are to:

  • manage the existing biosecurity threat of the toxic Caulerpa seaweed
  • support the mana whenua-led restoration project Tu Mai Taonga
  • support community-led waste and septic services following the closure of our landfill site
  • look to introduce a visitor levy (a charge added to a service for visitors to the area) to support local infrastructure and activities such as conservation projects.

What we propose for Aotea/Great Barrier

Planned capital spend to renew and develop assets includes $400,000 for community services. Planned operating spend to maintain and operate assets and deliver local activities is: $1.6m for community services, $212,000 for environmental services and $708,000 for governance.Key areas of spend for Aotea / Great Barrier 2024/2025

For the financial year 2024/2025, we plan to deliver key projects, activities and changes to services.

These are:

  • continue regular funding for community and environmental groups to deliver services and ecology works (like restoring wetlands at Oruawharo and Okupe)
  • continue to regularly maintain parks and assets
  • look into improving playground areas across the island
  • help achieve parts of the new Destination Management Plan.

You should know

The information on this page is an edited version of the proposed Long-term Plan 2024-2034. For more information, see page 107 of the Long-term Plan 2024-2034 Consultation Document [PDF 17MB].

In the 2024/2025 financial year we plan to invest $400,000 to renew and develop assets (resources we own). We also plan to invest $2.5 million to maintain and operate assets and deliver local services.

In this long-term plan, local boards have more responsibility for decisions about local assets and services than in previous years.

This includes making decisions about which assets (such as parks and community halls) and services (such as libraries) we should prioritise with funds allocated by the Governing Body.

Some funding decisions are not the responsibility of a local board and in such cases the board can:

  • ask the Governing Body to consider funding from its long-term plan budget
  • ask a council-controlled organisation (such as Auckland Transport) to deliver the service during the 10 years of the long-term plan.

Aotea / Great Barrier Local Board priorities for 2024-2034

The Aotea/Great Barrier Local Board proposed priorities for its area for the next 10 years. These priorities depend on funding from the Governing Body.

They are to:

  • get capital grant funding (money to fund a specific project) to maintain community-owned facilities
  • get annual grant funding for community services
  • get annual grant funding for local environmental groups to use for ecology projects, like Tū Mai Taonga, Windy Hill Sanctuary and Oruawharo Medlands Ecovision
  • progress Ahu Moana marine protection projects (where mana whenua and communities work together to manage coastal areas).

Priorities for Aotea/Great Barrier outside of local board decisions

Priorities that require funding outside of a local board need a decision from the Governing Body or a council-controlled organisation.

These priorities are to:

  • manage the existing biosecurity threat of the toxic Caulerpa seaweed
  • support the mana whenua-led restoration project Tu Mai Taonga
  • support community-led waste and septic services following the closure of our landfill site
  • look to introduce a visitor levy (a charge added to a service for visitors to the area) to support local infrastructure and activities such as conservation projects.

What we propose for Aotea/Great Barrier

Planned capital spend to renew and develop assets includes $400,000 for community services. Planned operating spend to maintain and operate assets and deliver local activities is: $1.6m for community services, $212,000 for environmental services and $708,000 for governance.Key areas of spend for Aotea / Great Barrier 2024/2025

For the financial year 2024/2025, we plan to deliver key projects, activities and changes to services.

These are:

  • continue regular funding for community and environmental groups to deliver services and ecology works (like restoring wetlands at Oruawharo and Okupe)
  • continue to regularly maintain parks and assets
  • look into improving playground areas across the island
  • help achieve parts of the new Destination Management Plan.

You should know

The information on this page is an edited version of the proposed Long-term Plan 2024-2034. For more information, see page 107 of the Long-term Plan 2024-2034 Consultation Document [PDF 17MB].

Page last updated: 02 Apr 2024, 09:34 AM