Ōrākei Local Board area

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In the 2024/2025 financial year we plan to invest $8 million to renew and develop assets (resources we own). We also plan to invest $16.9 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.

Ōrākei Local Board priorities for 2024-2034

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

They are to:

  • develop and enhance facilities at The Landing
  • upgrade Thomas Bloodworth Park with better drainage, lighting and field surfacing to provide for a bigger sports capacity
  • work with Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei to establish an indoor multisport facility at Ōrākei Domain to benefit iwi, whānau and the community
  • progress capital improvements (like improving facilities, buildings, parks and public spaces) at Colin Maiden Park, Tagalad Reserve and Purchas Hill.

Priorities for Ōrākei 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 advocate to:

  • Auckland Transport to progress the Gowing Drive connection to Te Ara Ki Uta Ki Tai (Glen Innes to Tāmaki Drive Shared Path)
  • Auckland Transport and Waka Kotahi to complete stage four of Te Ara Ki Uta Ki Tai – Glen Innes to Tāmaki Drive Shared Path
  • Watercare and the Governing Body to progress the Eastern Isthmus Water Quality Improvement Programme and the Newmarket Gully wastewater project. (Visit Watercare - Ōrākei local board for more information)
  • the Governing Body to fund the renewal of the stormwater pipe leading from Waiatarua Reserve to Ōrākei Basin
  • the Governing Body for funding to dredge the Ōrākei Basin
  • the Governing Body to allow debt-funding for significant capital developments as part of increased local board decision-making
  • the Governing Body for funding to properly enforce existing bylaws to address matters like dog control, public safety and public nuisances
  • the Governing Body to change Auckland Council’s Development Contributions Policy to increase contributions to better reflect greater costs and pressures caused by population growth and intensification.

What we propose for Ōrākei

Planned capital spend to renew and develop assets is $8m for community services. Planned operating spend to maintain and operate assets and deliver local activities is $15m for community services, $372,000 for environmental services, $578,000 for planning services and $1m for governance.Key areas of spend for Ōrākei 2024/2025

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

These are to:

  • finish strengthening the Remuera Library building
  • progress the Meadowbank Community Centre development
  • assess reusing the facilities at Tagalad Reserve (the old Mission Bay Bowling Club) and provide access to the community
  • continue to work with community volunteers to eradicate plant and animal pests in our natural environment, including at Pourewa Valley and our other parks and urban forests
  • support other environmental activities like the Environmental Forum
  • continue local initiatives to enhance neighbourhood connections and increase safety
  • fund and support local events to showcase our spaces and benefit local residents and businesses
  • continue to better engage and support our diverse communities and organisations like Auckland East Community Network and Youth of Ōrākei
  • maintain efforts to monitor and improve water quality in our local waterways
  • develop options and projects for a community facilities targeted rate for the financial year 2025/2026
  • investigate ways to enhance council facilities in Ellerslie to better meet the needs of the local community.

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

In the 2024/2025 financial year we plan to invest $8 million to renew and develop assets (resources we own). We also plan to invest $16.9 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.

Ōrākei Local Board priorities for 2024-2034

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

They are to:

  • develop and enhance facilities at The Landing
  • upgrade Thomas Bloodworth Park with better drainage, lighting and field surfacing to provide for a bigger sports capacity
  • work with Ngāti Whātua Ōrākei to establish an indoor multisport facility at Ōrākei Domain to benefit iwi, whānau and the community
  • progress capital improvements (like improving facilities, buildings, parks and public spaces) at Colin Maiden Park, Tagalad Reserve and Purchas Hill.

Priorities for Ōrākei 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 advocate to:

  • Auckland Transport to progress the Gowing Drive connection to Te Ara Ki Uta Ki Tai (Glen Innes to Tāmaki Drive Shared Path)
  • Auckland Transport and Waka Kotahi to complete stage four of Te Ara Ki Uta Ki Tai – Glen Innes to Tāmaki Drive Shared Path
  • Watercare and the Governing Body to progress the Eastern Isthmus Water Quality Improvement Programme and the Newmarket Gully wastewater project. (Visit Watercare - Ōrākei local board for more information)
  • the Governing Body to fund the renewal of the stormwater pipe leading from Waiatarua Reserve to Ōrākei Basin
  • the Governing Body for funding to dredge the Ōrākei Basin
  • the Governing Body to allow debt-funding for significant capital developments as part of increased local board decision-making
  • the Governing Body for funding to properly enforce existing bylaws to address matters like dog control, public safety and public nuisances
  • the Governing Body to change Auckland Council’s Development Contributions Policy to increase contributions to better reflect greater costs and pressures caused by population growth and intensification.

What we propose for Ōrākei

Planned capital spend to renew and develop assets is $8m for community services. Planned operating spend to maintain and operate assets and deliver local activities is $15m for community services, $372,000 for environmental services, $578,000 for planning services and $1m for governance.Key areas of spend for Ōrākei 2024/2025

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

These are to:

  • finish strengthening the Remuera Library building
  • progress the Meadowbank Community Centre development
  • assess reusing the facilities at Tagalad Reserve (the old Mission Bay Bowling Club) and provide access to the community
  • continue to work with community volunteers to eradicate plant and animal pests in our natural environment, including at Pourewa Valley and our other parks and urban forests
  • support other environmental activities like the Environmental Forum
  • continue local initiatives to enhance neighbourhood connections and increase safety
  • fund and support local events to showcase our spaces and benefit local residents and businesses
  • continue to better engage and support our diverse communities and organisations like Auckland East Community Network and Youth of Ōrākei
  • maintain efforts to monitor and improve water quality in our local waterways
  • develop options and projects for a community facilities targeted rate for the financial year 2025/2026
  • investigate ways to enhance council facilities in Ellerslie to better meet the needs of the local community.

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

Page last updated: 02 Apr 2024, 08:51 AM