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Howick Local Board Plan adopted

by Helen Grant,

Thank you for having your say on our plan, we received 543 pieces of feedback.

Key feedback themes

  • The majority of people (83%) supported the plan
  • In general, people felt the plan would support recovery from COVID-19
  • There was large community support for the following:
    1. Community events that bring people together (43%)
    2. Improvements to play facilities in parks (37%)
    3. Local initiatives that reduce and divert waste (36%)
    4. Programmes and activities that support youth (35%)
    5. Development of the Greenmount Landfill into an urban forest (33%)
  • 63% of people supported implementing projects from the Howick Walking and Cycling plan as the highest priority for the Local Board Capital Transport Fund
  • There were many suggestions and requests for specific projects and initiatives in the local board area that we can address through our annual work programmes

Changes made as a result of feedback

  • We made some adjustments to our plan based on community feedback.
  • We also added a new objective and initiatives to advocate for more investment in local transport infrastructure and public transport services.

What happens next

  • We adopted the final Howick Local Board Plan 2020-2023 on 19 October 2020.

View the final version of the Howick Local Board Plan.

  • We will begin to deliver the plan through our annual work programme for the 2021-2022 financial year. This will be adopted in June 2021.

More information

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

Auckland Council’s 10-year budget (Long Term Plan)

As well as helping to shape our plan and the work programmes to deliver on it, your feedback also helps the board to advocate to the Governing Body on issues facing the Howick Local Board area.

We plan to advocate to the council’s Governing Body for:

  • the Local Board Transport Capital Fund to be re-instated to the pre-COVID-19 level of $21million annually, and for the $38m previously allocated to local boards which was lost through the COVID-19 Emergency Budget to be fully restored
  • increased regional funding for the restoration of our beaches and to address the impacts on our coastline due to climate change, sea level rise and weather-related events
  • funding to upgrade rural roads to urban standards, including widening narrow bridges in response to growth of the urban area (e.g. Flat Bush School Road, Chapel Road and Murphys Road)
  • use of eco-friendly and environmentally sustainable building methods for the Flat Bush Aquatic & Leisure Centre and the Flat Bush Community Centre and Library
  • to bring forward the construction timeframe for the Flat Bush Community Centre and Library.


You can help support our advocacy items by having your say on the 10-year budget from 22 February to 22 March next year. You can register to have your say or follow the 10-year budget project page on this site for updates.

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