Phase Two - Puketapapa Local Board Update

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

We received 439 pieces of feedback, providing valuable insights from individuals and groups across our area.

Adopting the Puketāpapa Local Board Plan 2020-2023

The final Puketāpapa Local Board Plan 2020-2023 was adopted at our 15 October business meeting. We have attached an interim copy of the plan. The final plan, including formatting and photographs, will be uploaded to the Puketāpapa Local Board page on the Auckland Council website early next year.

The six plan outcomes are:

  1. Inclusive communities that are healthy, connected and thriving
  2. Our people speak up and help shape our future
  3. Our environment is protected and enhanced for present and future generations
  4. Well-planned neighbourhoods and vibrant public spaces
  5. Transport options that are reliable, accessible and less polluting
  6. Thriving local economy with opportunities to learn, work and volunteer

Changes made as a result of feedback

We received a lot of positive feedback from the community on our draft plan, particularly the focus on having more connected communities, taking care of our environment and reducing the impacts of climate change. We were pleased to hear we were on the right track, and it shows how valuable it is to get community input early on in the process.

We received feedback on how we could improve the plan especially around providing more clarity and specificity in the plan where possible.

We have added new initiatives to address mental health especially in the wake of COVID-19, including access to indoor and outdoor spaces for social and physical activities, supporting programmes and initiatives that foster community cohesion and provide support to our children, youth, and ethnically diverse population.

We also received lots of ideas for projects we could fund or that we could advocate for when we speak to the Governing Body or Auckland Transport. As the local board plan is a strategic, direction setting document we have collated these ideas and will refer to them in future when we plan our projects or speak to other parts of council.

What’s next: Auckland Council’s 10-year budget

As well as helping us develop our local board plan for the next three years, and the work programmes to deliver on it, your feedback also helps us to advocate to the Governing Body on issues facing Puketāpapa.

You’re welcome to register to have your say on the 10-year budget (Long Term Plan), where we’ll be advocating on behalf of Puketāpapa to:

1. Invest in living locally

With 10,000 new homes being built in our area by central government, and many more through major private developments, our population is likely to grow by more than 50 percent over the next 10-15 years.

Living locally will help us adapt effectively to significant changes like large population growth, COVID-19 recovery and climate change. We are seeking the council’s Governing Body support, including funding and decision-making allocation for local placemaking activities, such as:

  • building on key moves from the Mt Roskill Integrated Area Plan by investing in support for local town centres, neighbourhood centres and public spaces for people to live more actively and locally.
  • valuing natural spaces and heritage, from trees to maunga
  • ensuring we have quality urban neighbourhoods with effective infrastructure planning that includes our community’s views
  • improving local connections to help people easily move around our community
  • reflecting our cultural identities throughout our community.

2. Maintain funding for two local projects from the previous Long-Term Plan:

  • Construction of Stage Two of the Waikowhai Boardwalk (Bamfield Reserve to Taylors Bay)
  • Investigation into the future of The Whare building (Monte Cecilia Park).

You can help support our advocacy items by having your say on the 10-year budget (Long Term Plan) from 22 February to 22 March 2021.

Nga mihi,
Julie Fairey, Chair
Puketāpapa Local Board

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