Howick Local Board I Te Poari ā-Rohe o Howick

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

The team is currently analysing all the feedback received which will help inform the final Howick Local Board Plan. This plan will be made publicly available in November 2020.

If you have any further questions/comments at this time please email us at: howicklocalboard@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

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

The Howick Local Board has come up with 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.

The plan has six outcomes:

  1. People in our communities feel safe, engaged and connected
  2. Well planned public spaces that support active, healthy and sustainable lifestyles
  3. Heritage, local arts and cultural diversity are valued
  4. Our natural environment is protected, restored and enhanced
  5. A prosperous local economy supporting business growth and opportunity
  6. Effective and accessible transport choices

Have a look at the plan for more details of what we will do to deliver on these outcomes and take the survey to tell us what's most important and what's missing.

Our 2020 Local Board Plan proposals are open for feedback until Thursday 13 August.

So love local and get vocal about your community by having your say. We'd love to hear from you.



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

The team is currently analysing all the feedback received which will help inform the final Howick Local Board Plan. This plan will be made publicly available in November 2020.

If you have any further questions/comments at this time please email us at: howicklocalboard@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

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

The Howick Local Board has come up with 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.

The plan has six outcomes:

  1. People in our communities feel safe, engaged and connected
  2. Well planned public spaces that support active, healthy and sustainable lifestyles
  3. Heritage, local arts and cultural diversity are valued
  4. Our natural environment is protected, restored and enhanced
  5. A prosperous local economy supporting business growth and opportunity
  6. Effective and accessible transport choices

Have a look at the plan for more details of what we will do to deliver on these outcomes and take the survey to tell us what's most important and what's missing.

Our 2020 Local Board Plan proposals are open for feedback until Thursday 13 August.

So love local and get vocal about your community by having your say. We'd love to hear from you.


Consultation has concluded
  • Phase one - Howick plan update

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    20 May 2020
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    Thank you!

    Thank you to everyone who shared ideas, insights and gave feedback on what the Howick 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 five events in partnership with community organisations including the Korean Positive Ageing Charitable Trust, the Chinese New Settlers Services Trust, and Batiya Samaj where we heard from a cross section of the community from young people to seniors.

    We heard many of your views face to face at the Howick Village Hop, we met with the Howick Youth Council, surveyed Howick Local Board residents through the Auckland People’s Panel as well as gathering your ideas here on our online 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:

    • play is a priority - people want to see improvements including play equipment for all ages, shade, and facilities for scooters, skateboards and bikes. Great playgrounds for East Auckland that families can spend a few hours at
    • you love your beaches and want to see actions to restore them to their former glory and improvements to make them more user friendly for recreational activities
    • there are lot of dog owners in this area who want places to safely exercise their four-legged friends
    • people in Flat Bush want the new community centre and library, and aquatic and recreation centre to be built as soon as possible so you have places to meet and do things together and have a sense of safety and social togetherness
    • we have diverse communities who like community events that allow all the various cultures to come together and share their cultures
    • having such a diverse community means council needs to ensure it communicates in languages that are accessible
    • the community is capable and wants be involved in actions to protect the environment, deal with pests and protect assets
    • young people are interested in actions to protect the environment, address climate change as well as improvements to public transport
    • you are concerned about stormwater infrastructure and infill housing
    • you would like to see further development of parks like Lloyd Elsmore Park and Barry Curtis Park
    • you support pedestrian and cycling initiatives that link people with schools, employment hubs and public transport.

    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 benefits for our community.

    The next phase of this consultation will be in July when we come back to you with an opportunity to have your say on the draft Howick Local Board Plan. We will be in touch then.