Devonport-Takapuna Local Board area

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In the 2024/2025 financial year we plan to invest $5.5 million to renew and develop assets (resources we own). We also plan to invest $14.4 million to maintain and operate assets and deliver local activities.

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.

Devonport-Takapuna Local Board priorities for 2024-2034

The Devonport-Takapuna Local Board proposed priorities for its area for the next 10 years. These priorities depend on funding from the Governing Body.

They are to:

  • invest in initiatives that build community networks and resilience
  • support environmental groups to engage in community-led conservation of our parks and waterways
  • support initiatives promoting inclusion, diversity and expression of culture
  • look into options to sell under-performing or under-used assets and use the proceeds to invest in well-used assets including valued heritage buildings
  • support and invest in sport and recreation organisations to provide opportunities for our communities to become and stay active.

Priorities for Devonport-Takapuna 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:

  • support Auckland Emergency Management to deliver community initiatives that inform people how to prepare and respond to emergencies
  • provide and improve stormwater assets through investment in the Making Space for Water programme
  • renew and protect our heritage assets with additional funding or through establishing a new regional fund
  • get more funding to upgrade Lake Road and the Francis Esmonde link, and develop a new Bayswater Ferry Terminal.

What we propose for Devonport-Takapuna

Planned capital spend to renew and develop assets is $5.5m for community services. Planned operating spend to maintain and operate assets and deliver local activities is: $12.8m for community services, $86,000 for environmental services, $573,000 for planning services and $915,000 for governance.Key areas of spend for Devonport-Takapuna 2024/2025

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

These are to:

  • progress the business case for and deliver a new library and community hub in Takapuna
  • complete the Devonport-Takapuna Local Parks Management Plan to guide decisions about how we use and manage our parks and open spaces. (Visit Local park management plans for more information)
  • implement priority actions from the Devonport-Takapuna Ethnic Plan. (Visit Devonport-Takapuna plans, agreements and reports and see page 19 of the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Plan)
  • continue to build relationships with iwi and mataawaka (Māori living in the Auckland region who are not in a mana whenua group) to promote projects of interest to Māori including restoring and improving Te Uru Tapu (Sacred Grove)
  • invest in the delivery of key events in our town centres to support local businesses and showcase our area to visitors and locals
  • continue to renew and improve community facilities including the playground at Achilles Reserve and toilets and changing facilities at Becroft Park
  • continue supporting valued art partners who provide a wide range of programmes, exhibitions and live productions and performances.

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 108 of the Long-term Plan 2024-2034 Consultation Document [PDF 17MB].

In the 2024/2025 financial year we plan to invest $5.5 million to renew and develop assets (resources we own). We also plan to invest $14.4 million to maintain and operate assets and deliver local activities.

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.

Devonport-Takapuna Local Board priorities for 2024-2034

The Devonport-Takapuna Local Board proposed priorities for its area for the next 10 years. These priorities depend on funding from the Governing Body.

They are to:

  • invest in initiatives that build community networks and resilience
  • support environmental groups to engage in community-led conservation of our parks and waterways
  • support initiatives promoting inclusion, diversity and expression of culture
  • look into options to sell under-performing or under-used assets and use the proceeds to invest in well-used assets including valued heritage buildings
  • support and invest in sport and recreation organisations to provide opportunities for our communities to become and stay active.

Priorities for Devonport-Takapuna 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:

  • support Auckland Emergency Management to deliver community initiatives that inform people how to prepare and respond to emergencies
  • provide and improve stormwater assets through investment in the Making Space for Water programme
  • renew and protect our heritage assets with additional funding or through establishing a new regional fund
  • get more funding to upgrade Lake Road and the Francis Esmonde link, and develop a new Bayswater Ferry Terminal.

What we propose for Devonport-Takapuna

Planned capital spend to renew and develop assets is $5.5m for community services. Planned operating spend to maintain and operate assets and deliver local activities is: $12.8m for community services, $86,000 for environmental services, $573,000 for planning services and $915,000 for governance.Key areas of spend for Devonport-Takapuna 2024/2025

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

These are to:

  • progress the business case for and deliver a new library and community hub in Takapuna
  • complete the Devonport-Takapuna Local Parks Management Plan to guide decisions about how we use and manage our parks and open spaces. (Visit Local park management plans for more information)
  • implement priority actions from the Devonport-Takapuna Ethnic Plan. (Visit Devonport-Takapuna plans, agreements and reports and see page 19 of the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board Plan)
  • continue to build relationships with iwi and mataawaka (Māori living in the Auckland region who are not in a mana whenua group) to promote projects of interest to Māori including restoring and improving Te Uru Tapu (Sacred Grove)
  • invest in the delivery of key events in our town centres to support local businesses and showcase our area to visitors and locals
  • continue to renew and improve community facilities including the playground at Achilles Reserve and toilets and changing facilities at Becroft Park
  • continue supporting valued art partners who provide a wide range of programmes, exhibitions and live productions and performances.

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 108 of the Long-term Plan 2024-2034 Consultation Document [PDF 17MB].

Page last updated: 02 Apr 2024, 09:32 AM