Franklin Local Board area

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In the 2024/2025 financial year we plan to invest $7 million to renew and develop assets (resources we own). We also plan to invest $17.6 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.

Franklin Local Board priorities for 2024-2034

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

They are to:

  • develop community facilities and parks, using the sale of some properties to reinvest in others to deliver improved and sustainable community outcomes
  • partner with iwi as kaitiaki (guardians/protectors) and local environmental groups to restore and protect the natural environment
  • make community services across Franklin more accessible to our widely spread communities and youth
  • introduce a local targeted rate to speed-up the delivery of new pathways in partnership with others, for access to safe active transport (cycling and walking).

For more information on the Franklin Local Board Paths Targeted Rate, see page 372 of the Long-term Plan 2024-2034 Supporting Information document from the Long-term plan documents, videos and translations page.

You can also find more information about proposals for paths in Franklin's communities on the Franklin Paths and Trails website.

Priorities for Franklin 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:

  • redistribute budgets so that all local boards receive fair funding
  • reinstate local board capital transport funding for projects of local importance
  • fund Auckland Transport so they can improve maintenance, design and function of roads
  • restore local economic development advisory services so we can make informed decisions about investment into local economic development initiatives.

What we propose for Franklin

Planned capital spend to renew and develop assets is $7m for community services. Planned operating spend to maintain and operate assets and deliver local activities is: $15.1m for community services, $266,000 for environmental services, $883,000 for planning services and $1.3m for governance.Key areas of spend for Franklin 2024/2025

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

These are:

  • develop fit-for-purpose facilities and respond to population growth through projects like the Clevedon Village Heart programme, Belmont Sports Park development [see Franklin plans, agreements and reports for the Franklin Local Board Plan] and the Unlock Pukekohe programme
  • fund and support three-year strategic community partnerships with local organisations to deliver social, environmental, cultural and economic outcomes
  • support environmental and cultural restoration programmes in partnership with iwi including Te Kete Rukuruku (place naming) and Te Korowai Papatūānuku (environmental restoration)
  • develop Franklin community occupancy guidelines to inform decisions on council-owned facility leases, including leasing charges
  • find ways to reduce Franklin’s maintenance costs such as by replacing lawns with eco-sourced native trees and reducing or relocating public rubbish bins
  • progress and deliver a paths programme for Franklin
  • deliver a refreshed approach to enable young people in Franklin to access services and participate in their communities
  • progress a Pukekohe Cemetery memorial project.

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

In the 2024/2025 financial year we plan to invest $7 million to renew and develop assets (resources we own). We also plan to invest $17.6 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.

Franklin Local Board priorities for 2024-2034

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

They are to:

  • develop community facilities and parks, using the sale of some properties to reinvest in others to deliver improved and sustainable community outcomes
  • partner with iwi as kaitiaki (guardians/protectors) and local environmental groups to restore and protect the natural environment
  • make community services across Franklin more accessible to our widely spread communities and youth
  • introduce a local targeted rate to speed-up the delivery of new pathways in partnership with others, for access to safe active transport (cycling and walking).

For more information on the Franklin Local Board Paths Targeted Rate, see page 372 of the Long-term Plan 2024-2034 Supporting Information document from the Long-term plan documents, videos and translations page.

You can also find more information about proposals for paths in Franklin's communities on the Franklin Paths and Trails website.

Priorities for Franklin 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:

  • redistribute budgets so that all local boards receive fair funding
  • reinstate local board capital transport funding for projects of local importance
  • fund Auckland Transport so they can improve maintenance, design and function of roads
  • restore local economic development advisory services so we can make informed decisions about investment into local economic development initiatives.

What we propose for Franklin

Planned capital spend to renew and develop assets is $7m for community services. Planned operating spend to maintain and operate assets and deliver local activities is: $15.1m for community services, $266,000 for environmental services, $883,000 for planning services and $1.3m for governance.Key areas of spend for Franklin 2024/2025

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

These are:

  • develop fit-for-purpose facilities and respond to population growth through projects like the Clevedon Village Heart programme, Belmont Sports Park development [see Franklin plans, agreements and reports for the Franklin Local Board Plan] and the Unlock Pukekohe programme
  • fund and support three-year strategic community partnerships with local organisations to deliver social, environmental, cultural and economic outcomes
  • support environmental and cultural restoration programmes in partnership with iwi including Te Kete Rukuruku (place naming) and Te Korowai Papatūānuku (environmental restoration)
  • develop Franklin community occupancy guidelines to inform decisions on council-owned facility leases, including leasing charges
  • find ways to reduce Franklin’s maintenance costs such as by replacing lawns with eco-sourced native trees and reducing or relocating public rubbish bins
  • progress and deliver a paths programme for Franklin
  • deliver a refreshed approach to enable young people in Franklin to access services and participate in their communities
  • progress a Pukekohe Cemetery memorial project.

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

Page last updated: 02 Apr 2024, 09:31 AM