Phase Two - Franklin Plan Update

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

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