Papakura Local Board area

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In the 2024/2025 financial year we plan to invest $3.1 million to renew and develop assets (resources we own). We also plan to invest $15.8 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.

Papakura Local Board priorities for 2024-2034

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

They are to:

Priorities for Papakura 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:

  • gain access to the council's encumbrance fund (restricted fund reserved for a specific purpose)
  • gain access to the Papakura District Council legacy parking fund (to spend on new vehicle parking areas), and capital expenditure budgets (which the council spends on assets like buildings, equipment and technology)
  • receive an allocation of maintenance, renewals and operational budgets for Bruce Pulman Park
  • retain and increase Local Board Capital Transport Fund funding (capital budget provided to all local boards by Auckland Council and delivered by Auckland Transport)
  • further develop AT local (an on-demand ride-share public transport service) in parts of the Papakura Local Board area to encourage use of public transport
  • provide growth funding for new facilities in line with areas of growth and deprivation
  • advocate for improved road maintenance
  • address fairer funding for local boards in the first three years of the long-term plan so under-funded local boards can improve levels of services available in their communities.

What we propose for Papakura

Planned capital spend to renew and develop assets is $3.1m for community services. Planned operating spend to maintain and operate assets and deliver local activities is $14.1m for community services, $67,000 for environmental services, $404,000 for planning services and $1.2m for governance.Key areas of spend for Papakura 2024/2025

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

These are to:

  • continue supporting free events, especially events on Anzac Day given the strong military history in Papakura
  • continue supporting Māori-led initiatives and aspirations with mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge), including Māori Wardens, and partner with mana whenua to deliver Te Kete Rukuruku project (dual naming and storytelling of our parks and reserves)
  • enhance Te Koiwi Park pond and look to make further improvements in this area
  • continue supporting the Takanini Business Association through the council's Business Improvement District (BID) programme
  • continue to showcase Papakura's cultural talents through the community arts 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 119 of the Long-term Plan 2024-2034 Consultation Document [PDF 17MB].

In the 2024/2025 financial year we plan to invest $3.1 million to renew and develop assets (resources we own). We also plan to invest $15.8 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.

Papakura Local Board priorities for 2024-2034

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

They are to:

Priorities for Papakura 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:

  • gain access to the council's encumbrance fund (restricted fund reserved for a specific purpose)
  • gain access to the Papakura District Council legacy parking fund (to spend on new vehicle parking areas), and capital expenditure budgets (which the council spends on assets like buildings, equipment and technology)
  • receive an allocation of maintenance, renewals and operational budgets for Bruce Pulman Park
  • retain and increase Local Board Capital Transport Fund funding (capital budget provided to all local boards by Auckland Council and delivered by Auckland Transport)
  • further develop AT local (an on-demand ride-share public transport service) in parts of the Papakura Local Board area to encourage use of public transport
  • provide growth funding for new facilities in line with areas of growth and deprivation
  • advocate for improved road maintenance
  • address fairer funding for local boards in the first three years of the long-term plan so under-funded local boards can improve levels of services available in their communities.

What we propose for Papakura

Planned capital spend to renew and develop assets is $3.1m for community services. Planned operating spend to maintain and operate assets and deliver local activities is $14.1m for community services, $67,000 for environmental services, $404,000 for planning services and $1.2m for governance.Key areas of spend for Papakura 2024/2025

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

These are to:

  • continue supporting free events, especially events on Anzac Day given the strong military history in Papakura
  • continue supporting Māori-led initiatives and aspirations with mātauranga Māori (Māori knowledge), including Māori Wardens, and partner with mana whenua to deliver Te Kete Rukuruku project (dual naming and storytelling of our parks and reserves)
  • enhance Te Koiwi Park pond and look to make further improvements in this area
  • continue supporting the Takanini Business Association through the council's Business Improvement District (BID) programme
  • continue to showcase Papakura's cultural talents through the community arts 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 119 of the Long-term Plan 2024-2034 Consultation Document [PDF 17MB].

Page last updated: 02 Apr 2024, 08:48 AM