Hibiscus and Bays Local Board area

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In the 2024/2025 financial year we plan to invest $13.6 million to renew and develop assets (resources we own). We also plan to invest $23.9 million to maintain and operate assets and deliver local services.

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.

Hibiscus and Bays Local Board priorities for 2024-2034

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

The main priority is to advocate to the Governing Body for continued funding and support for the coastal projects along Ōrewa Beach.

Priorities for Hibiscus and Bays 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:

  • ask the Governing Body and central government to provide greater education and practical advice for landowners, renters or leaseholders whose properties are at risk from the effects of climate change
  • ask the Governing Body to fund the planned expansion of community recycling centres, especially those that benefit the Hibiscus and Bays area
  • ask the Governing Body to allocate sufficient funding to deliver projects within expected timeframes. These projects are:
  • ask Auckland Transport to keep running the Gulf Harbour Ferry route.

What we propose for Hibiscus and Bays

Planned capital spend to renew and develop assets includes $13.6m for community services. Planned operating spend to maintain and operate assets and deliver local services $21.9m for community services, $312,000 for environmental services, $522,000 for planning services and $1.1m for governance.Key areas of spend for Hibiscus and Bays 2024/2025

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

These are to:

  • support the development of community-led resilience networks to teach our communities and organisations what to do in emergencies
  • support and advocate for further protection of our sea, soil and fresh water from contamination and sedimentation (where particles like sand, silt and clay settle) by restoring natural habitats and exposing covered waterways to daylight (daylighting)
  • engage with our community and key stakeholders, including mana whenua, on the future uses of both our undeveloped and older established reserves, including looking into cost-effective recreation and play options in these areas
  • continue to support activities that promote vibrancy and diversity and showcase creativity in our area like events, festivals and other shared experiences
  • continue to renew and improve our greenway paths (connected pathways separated from roads) to create safer, off-road and well-connected networks for active modes of transport (walking and cycling).

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

In the 2024/2025 financial year we plan to invest $13.6 million to renew and develop assets (resources we own). We also plan to invest $23.9 million to maintain and operate assets and deliver local services.

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.

Hibiscus and Bays Local Board priorities for 2024-2034

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

The main priority is to advocate to the Governing Body for continued funding and support for the coastal projects along Ōrewa Beach.

Priorities for Hibiscus and Bays 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:

  • ask the Governing Body and central government to provide greater education and practical advice for landowners, renters or leaseholders whose properties are at risk from the effects of climate change
  • ask the Governing Body to fund the planned expansion of community recycling centres, especially those that benefit the Hibiscus and Bays area
  • ask the Governing Body to allocate sufficient funding to deliver projects within expected timeframes. These projects are:
  • ask Auckland Transport to keep running the Gulf Harbour Ferry route.

What we propose for Hibiscus and Bays

Planned capital spend to renew and develop assets includes $13.6m for community services. Planned operating spend to maintain and operate assets and deliver local services $21.9m for community services, $312,000 for environmental services, $522,000 for planning services and $1.1m for governance.Key areas of spend for Hibiscus and Bays 2024/2025

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

These are to:

  • support the development of community-led resilience networks to teach our communities and organisations what to do in emergencies
  • support and advocate for further protection of our sea, soil and fresh water from contamination and sedimentation (where particles like sand, silt and clay settle) by restoring natural habitats and exposing covered waterways to daylight (daylighting)
  • engage with our community and key stakeholders, including mana whenua, on the future uses of both our undeveloped and older established reserves, including looking into cost-effective recreation and play options in these areas
  • continue to support activities that promote vibrancy and diversity and showcase creativity in our area like events, festivals and other shared experiences
  • continue to renew and improve our greenway paths (connected pathways separated from roads) to create safer, off-road and well-connected networks for active modes of transport (walking and cycling).

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

Page last updated: 02 Apr 2024, 09:28 AM