Phase two - Hibiscus and Bays Project Update

Thank you for your feedback on the draft Hibiscus and Bays Local Board Plan.

We received 539 pieces of feedback from a combination of our online forum, social media, quick polling and at our three in-person library sessions held at East Coast Bays Library, Whangaparāoa Library and Ōrewa Library. This feedback provided valuable insights from individuals and groups across our area.

Adopting the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board Plan 2020

The final Hibiscus and Bays Local Board Plan 2020 was adopted on the 5 November 2020. The agenda, minutes and text for the plan can be found on the council website. The final plan, including formatting and photographs, will be uploaded to the Hibiscus and Bays Local Board page on the Auckland Council website early next year.

The five plan outcomes are:

  1. A connected community
  2. A strong local economy
  3. A protected and enhanced environment
  4. Open spaces to enjoy
  5. Transport choices

Submitters showed overall support for the plan, with 78% of submissions reacting positively. In addition, submitters provided the following feedback:

  • would like a plan that acknowledges our diverse demographics including the ageing and multi-cultural population
  • support the plan’s environmental outcomes and seek additional commitment to water quality measures, and low-toxin methods to weed management
  • support for Penlink including four-lanes, a northern on-ramp, and the preservation of the remnant bush in the Archers Block, following completion of construction of the project

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 it, your feedback also helps us to advocate on issues facing Hibiscus and Bays.

You are welcome to have your say on the 10-year budget (Long-term Plan), where we will be advocating on behalf of Hibiscus and Bays for the:

  • funding and delivery of the next phase of the Ōrewa Beach Esplanade Enhancement Project
  • equitable regional funding for local arts, culture and community centres
  • allocation of sufficient funding to ensure that the Regional Land Transport Plan can continue to fund the Local Board Transport Capital Fund, the Community Safety Fund and the Glenvar/East Coast roads improvement project.

You can help support our advocacy items by having your say on the 10-year budget (Long-term Plan) from 22 February to 22 March 2021.

Nga mihi

Gary Brown
Hibiscus and Bays Local Board

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