Henderson-Massey Local Board I Te Poari ā-Rohe o Henderson-Massey

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Consultation has concluded

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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: hendersonmasseylocalboard@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Love local, get vocal and help shape your Local Board Plan 2020

The Henderson-Massey Local Board has developed 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: hendersonmasseylocalboard@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Love local, get vocal and help shape your Local Board Plan 2020

The Henderson-Massey Local Board has developed 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 - Henderson-Massey Project Update

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

    We received 189 pieces of feedback.

    These came from:

    • our online form
    • our hardcopy survey
    • social media channels.
    • face-to-face meetings with our community

    Key feedback themes

    • The majority (72%) were supportive of the plan, its direction and themes.
    • Just over half felt the plan would help the community recover from the impact of COVID-19
    • Residents wanted to celebrate diversity, improve community safety, maintain community facilities and services, enhance public and active transport, protect our environment and heritage and support local arts, culture and events.

    Changes made as a result of feedback

    • Community safety was important and was not explicitly referred to in the plan, so we added information about our existing range of safety initiatives.
    • Access to heritage was not sufficiently covered so we added an initiative in Outcome 1: “Explore opportunities to highlight and provide access to sites of heritage value, both natural and built.”
    • Sport was not overtly referred to in the plan, despite it being crucial to how our community uses many parks and facilities, so we added sport in places where active recreation and open space was mentioned.

    What happens next

    • All consultation is now complete. Your feedback has been used to inform the local board plan.
    • The Henderson-Massey Local Board adopted their Local Board Plan on 10 November 2020 and is available to view online.

    More information

    If you have any questions related to this project, email us.

  • Phase one - Henderson-Massey plan update

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    by Helen Grant,
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    Thank you to everyone who shared ideas, insights and gave feedback on what the Henderson-Massey 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 12 events and opportunities for communities to contribute to the Local Board Plan, including some in held in partnership with local community groups and organisations. Thank you to the Waitākere Ethnic Board, Rānui 135 and the Pacific Mamas for your support connecting us with your communities.

    We heard many of your views face to face at the Rānui Library, Collaborative Marketplace and at the Waitangi Day celebrations at Hoani Waititi marae.

    We also surveyed Henderson-Massey residents through the Auckland People’s Panel, and gathered your ideas here on our ideas hub.

    In total we received over 1000 contributions from around 700 people.

    What you said

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

    • you want more investment in walking and cycling for both commuting and recreation. Access to efficient public transport is also important to you, and was a key issue for rangatahi/young people in Rānui
    • you want to live sustainably, and there was strong interest in composting, community gardens and reducing waste. You also wanted to see more clarity around recycling processes
    • our facilities, parks and open spaces are well loved but need to be enhanced. You rated our parks and recreation opportunities, but want to see improvements including shade, shelter, and lighting so they may be accessed during all hours
    • you want to see local jobs, a greater variety of shops and more support to Māori, Pacific and Ethnic businesses
    • you valued the interface with local board members through our engagement events and wanted to continue this. You also wanted to see our board members reaching more diverse sectors of the community through their outreach and public engagement
    • continue to support Māori aspirations - those we engaged with valued Waitākere ki tua and wanted to see its aspirations translated to community outcomes. More Māori programming in our facilities, continued opportunities to learn Te Reo, and support that empowered those living in hardship

    Our draft plan will aim to address these priorities. Some of the suggestions received were at an operational level rather than strategic e.g. maintenance of x park, and these have been passed on to relevant council teams.

    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 Henderson-Massey Local Board Plan. We will be back in touch when phase two opens.