Puketāpapa Local Board I Te Poari ā-Rohe o Puketāpapa

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People taking part in a basketball tournament at Roskill Youth Zone


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

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

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

The Puketāpapa Local Board has developed 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.


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

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

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

The Puketāpapa Local Board has developed 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.

Consultation has concluded
  • Phase Two - Puketapapa Local Board Update

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    03 Dec 2020

    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

  • Phase one - Puketāpapa plan update

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    02 Jun 2020
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    Thank you

    Thank you to everyone who shared ideas, insights and gave feedback on what the Puketāpapa 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 several events and drop-in sessions 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 our community forums, we heard from the Puketāpapa Youth Board, and we surveyed Puketāpapa Local Board residents through the Auckland People’s Panel and our online ideas hub.

    What you said

    Here are some of the key themes we heard from the feedback we received:

    • You'd like to see more spaces and opportunities for gathering our diverse communities together.
    • You'd like to see easier, more accessible ways for our communities to get to know and get involved in what the local board does.
    • You're passionate about tree planting and waste accountability, keeping our beaches and walkways clean and healthy.
    • You’d like to see public spaces, connections and a healthy environment prioritised amidst rapid development.
    • You support improving road safety and encouraging walking and cycling.
    • You want more local volunteering opportunities for young people to gain work experience.

    What happens next?

    All 21 of Auckland’s Local Boards are developing their new 2020-2023 Local Board Plans based on what we heard from you and other inputs such as the Auckland Plan, Long Term Plan, and Annual Budget. Given the extraordinary circumstances we now face amidst the COVID-19 pandemic, we need to hear from you—more than ever—to help make sure our draft Plan will support the communities of Puketāpapa to thrive.

    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 Puketāpapa Local Board Plan. We will be back in touch when phase two opens.