Franklin Local Board I Te Poari ā-Rohe o Franklin

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This consultation closed on 13 August 2020. Thank you for having your say.

If you have any further questions/comments at this time please email us at: franklinlocalboard@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Love local, get vocal and help shape the Franklin Local Board Plan 2020-2023

The Franklin Local Board has come up with a three-year plan outlining the key initiatives we want to focus on to help our communities thrive and support the recovery from the impacts of COVID-19.


This consultation closed on 13 August 2020. Thank you for having your say.

If you have any further questions/comments at this time please email us at: franklinlocalboard@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Love local, get vocal and help shape the Franklin Local Board Plan 2020-2023

The Franklin Local Board has come up with a three-year plan outlining the key initiatives we want to focus on to help our communities thrive and support the recovery from the impacts of COVID-19.

Consultation has concluded
  • Phase Two - Franklin Plan Update

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    13 Jan 2021

    This consultation closed on 13 August 2020. Thank you for having your say.

    We received 467 submissions, providing valuable insights from individuals and groups across our area.

    Adopting the Franklin Local Board Plan 2020-2023

    After considering all of the submissions, the final Franklin Local Board Plan 2020-2023 was adopted at our business meeting on 10 November.

    The text for the Plan can be viewed online.

    The final Plan, including formatting and photographs, will be uploaded to the Franklin Local Board page on the Auckland Council website early next year at aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

    The six plan outcomes are:

    1. Our strengths to generate local opportunity and prosperity
    2. Improved transport options and fit for purpose roads
    3. Fit for purpose places and facilities
    4. Kaitiakitanga and protection of our environment
    5. Cultural heritage and Māori identity is expressed in our communities
    6. A sense of belonging and strong community participation

    What’s next: Auckland Council’s 10-year budget

    As well as helping us develop our local board plan for the next three years, and the work programmes to deliver on it, your feedback also helps us to advocate to the Governing Body on issues facing Franklin.

    Shortly Council will be consulting on our next 10 year budget (long term plan). I encourage you to take time to have a look and give us your thoughts.

    You can register at akhaveyoursay.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz to have your say on the 10-year budget, where we’ll be advocating on behalf of Franklin for:

    • an increase in the 2021/2024 budget for renewal, rehabilitation and maintenance of roads so that Auckland Transport can renew at least 12 per cent of sealed roads and bridges in any given year, and prioritise Whitford-Maraetai Road, Papakura-Clevedon Road, Alfriston-Brookby Road, Glenbrook Road, Hūnua Road and the Pukekohe ring road
    • funding for Auckland Transport to provide an ‘eastern connector’ bus service that connects Wairoa sub-division communities to transport nodes at Papakura train station, Pine Harbour ferry terminal and Botany
    • allocation of $23 million in funding for the development of Karaka Sports Park and community hub
    • reinstatement of all local board transport capital funding to pre-COVID levels i.e. $21m per annum, and for funding of $38m lost through the COVID pandemic emergency budget be restored.

    You can help support our advocacy items by having your say on the 10-year budget (Long Term Plan) in February-March next year.

    Kind regards,
    Andy Baker
    Chair

  • Phase one - Franklin plan update

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    19 May 2020
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    Thank you to everyone who shared ideas, insights and gave feedback on what the Franklin Local Board should include in their next three-year plan. It has been great to hear from you and see your creative ideas and passion for your communities and neighbourhoods.

    Who we heard from

    We held two events in partnership with community organisations including Te Ara Rangatahi, and the Clevedon Community and Business Association where we heard from a cross section of the community.

    We heard many of your views face to face at the Clevedon and Pukekohe A & P shows, at Children's Day in Pukekohe and the opening of Kahawairahi playground in Beachlands. We met with the Franklin Youth Advisory Board, and with communities in Orere Point and Kawakawa Bay.

    We also surveyed Franklin Local Board residents through the Auckland People’s Panel and gathered your ideas here on our online ideas hub.

    In total we received over 800 contributions to the plan from around 600 people.

    What you said

    These are some of the key themes we heard from all the feedback received:

    • you value Franklin’s blend of town and country
    • you like living here
    • you enjoy family events and activities in your area
    • you want to enjoy open spaces, beaches and parks, and preserve them
    • you have the time are willing to contribute to your area
    • you want better public transport, particularly from Beachlands, Clevedon and Waiuku
    • you welcome Franklin’s Māori heritage being reflected in our places and names
    • you want a wide variety of activities – walking, fishing, horse riding, sports and more
    • you like council to get the basics right for growing communities that lack facilities
    • you want a holistic approach to growth
    • you support protecting our environment and waterways
    • you want access to year round swimming pools
    • you value our playgrounds and want safe and accessible facilities
    • you want to be able to walk and cycle safely for recreation and to get to school.

    What happens next?

    All 21 of Auckland’s Local Boards are developing their new 2020 Local Board Plans based on what we heard and other inputs such as the Auckland Plan 2050, Long Term Plan, and Annual Budget.

    We have yet to fully determine the social and economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on our communities and it may mean some of our plans and aspirations may need to change as a result. Our response will be delivered via the annual budgeting process but the decisions we make will focus on ensuring the benefits for our community.

    In July we will come back to you with an opportunity to have your say on the draft Franklin Local Board Plan. We will be back in touch when phase two opens.

    Stay safe - kia kaha