Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board area

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In the 2024/2025 financial year we plan to invest $5.7 million to renew and develop assets (resources we own), and $24.6 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.

Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board priorities for 2024-2034

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

They are to:

  • increase the focus on Māori outcomes, including Māori input in local governance and engagement
  • secure funding for, and deliver, the Manukau Sports Bowl masterplan
  • secure funding for, and deliver, the Old Papatoetoe Community hub with Eke Panuku
  • assess our community leases and assets to make sure they are financially sustainable and prioritise local needs and changing demographics
  • protect and care for our environment and reduce the effects of climate change
  • continue to deliver improved sports fields with lighting to ensure our community has access to high-quality recreation facilities.

Priorities for Ōtara-Papatoetoe 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:

  • for fairer funding in the first three years of the long-term plan so underfunded local boards can address the levels of services they provide in their communities
  • to reinvest the council’s capital expenditure (funds we invest in assets) and include Ōtara into Eke Panuku's 'transform' project to improve the neighbourhood through urban regeneration
  • to retain and increase the Local Board Transport Capital Fund to the pre-COVID-19 level. Each year this fund allocates an amount money according to population size across our 21 local boards
  • for fairer funding to manage our assets (maintain, upgrade or replace the resources we own) with priorities based on the needs of the area
  • to increase investment in road improvements, and faster maintenance and upgrades
  • to trial free public transport or offer further subsidies to encourage community use, minimise the cost and to help meet our climate goals
  • to prioritise funding from the Climate Action, Natural Environment, and Water Quality targeted rates for communities that need them the most.

What we propose for Ōtara-Papatoetoe

Planned capital spend to renew and develop assets is $5.7m for community services. Planned operating spend to maintain and operate assets and deliver local activities is $21.9m for community services, $279,000 for environmental services, $1.2m for planning services and $1.2m for governance.Key areas of spend for Ōtara-Papatoetoe 2024/2025

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

These are to:

  • use grants to support community-led events and initiatives that create safe neighbourhoods and promote active living and sustainable practices
  • support activities that increase community connections, provide better outreach to people from smaller ethnic groups, and help connect new people to the area with local services
  • increase youth empowerment by supporting leadership and training programmes as well as prioritising youth engagement
  • identify and promote local opportunities that provide more spaces for play
  • continue to support and look to increase environmental and sustainability projects to address climate change and environmental challenges through community-led projects and by working with mana whenua
  • explore options to deliver increased economic outcomes for local businesses.

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

In the 2024/2025 financial year we plan to invest $5.7 million to renew and develop assets (resources we own), and $24.6 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.

Ōtara-Papatoetoe Local Board priorities for 2024-2034

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

They are to:

  • increase the focus on Māori outcomes, including Māori input in local governance and engagement
  • secure funding for, and deliver, the Manukau Sports Bowl masterplan
  • secure funding for, and deliver, the Old Papatoetoe Community hub with Eke Panuku
  • assess our community leases and assets to make sure they are financially sustainable and prioritise local needs and changing demographics
  • protect and care for our environment and reduce the effects of climate change
  • continue to deliver improved sports fields with lighting to ensure our community has access to high-quality recreation facilities.

Priorities for Ōtara-Papatoetoe 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:

  • for fairer funding in the first three years of the long-term plan so underfunded local boards can address the levels of services they provide in their communities
  • to reinvest the council’s capital expenditure (funds we invest in assets) and include Ōtara into Eke Panuku's 'transform' project to improve the neighbourhood through urban regeneration
  • to retain and increase the Local Board Transport Capital Fund to the pre-COVID-19 level. Each year this fund allocates an amount money according to population size across our 21 local boards
  • for fairer funding to manage our assets (maintain, upgrade or replace the resources we own) with priorities based on the needs of the area
  • to increase investment in road improvements, and faster maintenance and upgrades
  • to trial free public transport or offer further subsidies to encourage community use, minimise the cost and to help meet our climate goals
  • to prioritise funding from the Climate Action, Natural Environment, and Water Quality targeted rates for communities that need them the most.

What we propose for Ōtara-Papatoetoe

Planned capital spend to renew and develop assets is $5.7m for community services. Planned operating spend to maintain and operate assets and deliver local activities is $21.9m for community services, $279,000 for environmental services, $1.2m for planning services and $1.2m for governance.Key areas of spend for Ōtara-Papatoetoe 2024/2025

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

These are to:

  • use grants to support community-led events and initiatives that create safe neighbourhoods and promote active living and sustainable practices
  • support activities that increase community connections, provide better outreach to people from smaller ethnic groups, and help connect new people to the area with local services
  • increase youth empowerment by supporting leadership and training programmes as well as prioritising youth engagement
  • identify and promote local opportunities that provide more spaces for play
  • continue to support and look to increase environmental and sustainability projects to address climate change and environmental challenges through community-led projects and by working with mana whenua
  • explore options to deliver increased economic outcomes for local businesses.

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

Page last updated: 02 Apr 2024, 08:50 AM