Howick Local Board area

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Share on Linkedin Email this link

In the 2024/2025 financial year we plan to invest $7.6 million to renew and develop assets (resources we own). We also plan to invest $33 million to maintain and operate assets and deliver local activities.

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.

Howick Local Board priorities for 2024-2034

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

They are to:

  • implement the Howick Urban Ngahere Action Plan 2021 to increase tree canopy coverage on public land from 15 per cent to 18 per cent, with an overall goal of 30 per cent coverage. (Visit Howick plans, agreements and reports for more information)
  • partner with the southern local boards for local landfill diversion facilities in south-east Auckland (such as a recycling centre and hazardous waste disposal) to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills
  • ensure all new assets and facilities are sustainably designed and managed
  • provide services and facilities that cater to Howick's changing demographics (such as age, gender, occupation and ethnicity).

Priorities for Howick 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:

  • continue to urge the Governing Body to start building the Flat Bush community centre and library
  • continue to advocate for funding to manage seawater inundation (overflow) and coastal erosion, including loss of sand from local beaches
  • advocate to the Governing Body for more monitoring of illegal discharge into stormwater, waterways and onto our beaches
  • advocate to the Governing Body to ensure adequate infrastructure is in place before approving housing intensification (large-scale development)
  • advocate to the Governing Body to change the procurement policy (how we buy products and services) to allow more small and local businesses to provide our resources.

What we propose for Howick

Planned capital spend to renew and develop assets is $7.6m for community services. Planned operating spend to maintain and operate assets and deliver local activities is: $31m for community services, $436,000 for environmental services, $555,000 for planning services and $1.2m for governance.Key areas of spend for Howick 2024/2025

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

These are to:

  • review and refresh the Howick Heritage Plan. (Visit Howick plans, agreements and reports for more information)
  • review and refresh the Howick Tourism Plan
  • encourage community groups to 'adopt' a reserve, park or waterway to provide for restoration and maintenance activities with council support
  • review the Industrial Pollution Prevention Programme (which educates and informs industry about the impacts they may have on local waterways) to broaden its outreach to include all businesses in the area
  • develop a community-led climate action plan
  • consider starting a Howick Ward business collective, or similar group, to provide support for small business owners outside of the existing Business Improvement District. This work may lead to a new business association and a new BID programme.

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

In the 2024/2025 financial year we plan to invest $7.6 million to renew and develop assets (resources we own). We also plan to invest $33 million to maintain and operate assets and deliver local activities.

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.

Howick Local Board priorities for 2024-2034

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

They are to:

  • implement the Howick Urban Ngahere Action Plan 2021 to increase tree canopy coverage on public land from 15 per cent to 18 per cent, with an overall goal of 30 per cent coverage. (Visit Howick plans, agreements and reports for more information)
  • partner with the southern local boards for local landfill diversion facilities in south-east Auckland (such as a recycling centre and hazardous waste disposal) to reduce the amount of waste sent to landfills
  • ensure all new assets and facilities are sustainably designed and managed
  • provide services and facilities that cater to Howick's changing demographics (such as age, gender, occupation and ethnicity).

Priorities for Howick 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:

  • continue to urge the Governing Body to start building the Flat Bush community centre and library
  • continue to advocate for funding to manage seawater inundation (overflow) and coastal erosion, including loss of sand from local beaches
  • advocate to the Governing Body for more monitoring of illegal discharge into stormwater, waterways and onto our beaches
  • advocate to the Governing Body to ensure adequate infrastructure is in place before approving housing intensification (large-scale development)
  • advocate to the Governing Body to change the procurement policy (how we buy products and services) to allow more small and local businesses to provide our resources.

What we propose for Howick

Planned capital spend to renew and develop assets is $7.6m for community services. Planned operating spend to maintain and operate assets and deliver local activities is: $31m for community services, $436,000 for environmental services, $555,000 for planning services and $1.2m for governance.Key areas of spend for Howick 2024/2025

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

These are to:

  • review and refresh the Howick Heritage Plan. (Visit Howick plans, agreements and reports for more information)
  • review and refresh the Howick Tourism Plan
  • encourage community groups to 'adopt' a reserve, park or waterway to provide for restoration and maintenance activities with council support
  • review the Industrial Pollution Prevention Programme (which educates and informs industry about the impacts they may have on local waterways) to broaden its outreach to include all businesses in the area
  • develop a community-led climate action plan
  • consider starting a Howick Ward business collective, or similar group, to provide support for small business owners outside of the existing Business Improvement District. This work may lead to a new business association and a new BID programme.

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

Page last updated: 02 Apr 2024, 09:25 AM