Waiheke Local Board area

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In the 2024/2025 financial year we plan to invest $885,000 to renew and develop assets (resources we own) and $6.5 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.

Waiheke Local Board priorities for 2024-2034

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

They are to:

  • continue supporting local organisations to develop a community swimming pool and consider consulting on a local targeted rate to fund it
  • future provision of equestrian (horse-related) facilities.

Priorities for Waiheke 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:

  • address transport, housing, environmental and economic community needs
  • ask for more local board decision-making of council-owned and operated assets to increase and improve facilities for the community
  • implement effective flood control with nature-based solutions, proactive stormwater maintenance and necessary capital investment
  • work with relevant authorities, partners and mana whenua to support marine protection strategies and eliminate the toxic Caulerpa seaweed from the Hauraki Gulf
  • continue the Auckland Transport local board capital fund, and funding for the Waiheke 10-year Transport Plan
  • address climate change, stormwater management, walking and cycling infrastructure and protect cultural sites of significance as part of the Auckland Transport Mātiatia Landside Improvements project
  • receive funding for fairer public transport ferry fares for our residents and our Auckland-based workforce
  • provide affordable, suitable, reliable and future-proofed ferry services and wharf infrastructure
  • receive funding support for required changes to the Hauraki Gulf Island District Plan for 'dark sky' status (granted to areas with little or no light pollution), helipad consents and housing initiatives.

What we propose for Waiheke

Planned capital spend to renew and develop assets between 2024 and 2025 is $885,000 for community services. Planned operating spend to maintain and operate assets and deliver local activities is $5.5 million for community services, $140,000 for environmental services and $894,000 for governance, making a total of $6.5 million.Key areas of spend for Waiheke 2024/2025

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

These are:

  • to deliver core council operational services, such as the library, mowing and track and facility maintenance
  • programmes that protect, restore and enhance the island’s natural environment, and initiatives that provide opportunities for community connectedness, capability and resilience
  • working with our community and businesses to progress actions within the Waiheke Island Climate Action Plan
  • progressing recommended actions within the Waiheke Local Parks Management Plan and the Rangihoua Reserve and Onetangi Sports Park Reserve Management Plan
  • working with mana whenua and mataawaka (Māori living in Auckland who are not in a mana whenua group) to identify and respond to their needs and aspirations
  • capital projects including the Tawaipareira Reserve playground and flying fox, and replacement of Rakino Hall.

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

In the 2024/2025 financial year we plan to invest $885,000 to renew and develop assets (resources we own) and $6.5 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.

Waiheke Local Board priorities for 2024-2034

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

They are to:

  • continue supporting local organisations to develop a community swimming pool and consider consulting on a local targeted rate to fund it
  • future provision of equestrian (horse-related) facilities.

Priorities for Waiheke 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:

  • address transport, housing, environmental and economic community needs
  • ask for more local board decision-making of council-owned and operated assets to increase and improve facilities for the community
  • implement effective flood control with nature-based solutions, proactive stormwater maintenance and necessary capital investment
  • work with relevant authorities, partners and mana whenua to support marine protection strategies and eliminate the toxic Caulerpa seaweed from the Hauraki Gulf
  • continue the Auckland Transport local board capital fund, and funding for the Waiheke 10-year Transport Plan
  • address climate change, stormwater management, walking and cycling infrastructure and protect cultural sites of significance as part of the Auckland Transport Mātiatia Landside Improvements project
  • receive funding for fairer public transport ferry fares for our residents and our Auckland-based workforce
  • provide affordable, suitable, reliable and future-proofed ferry services and wharf infrastructure
  • receive funding support for required changes to the Hauraki Gulf Island District Plan for 'dark sky' status (granted to areas with little or no light pollution), helipad consents and housing initiatives.

What we propose for Waiheke

Planned capital spend to renew and develop assets between 2024 and 2025 is $885,000 for community services. Planned operating spend to maintain and operate assets and deliver local activities is $5.5 million for community services, $140,000 for environmental services and $894,000 for governance, making a total of $6.5 million.Key areas of spend for Waiheke 2024/2025

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

These are:

  • to deliver core council operational services, such as the library, mowing and track and facility maintenance
  • programmes that protect, restore and enhance the island’s natural environment, and initiatives that provide opportunities for community connectedness, capability and resilience
  • working with our community and businesses to progress actions within the Waiheke Island Climate Action Plan
  • progressing recommended actions within the Waiheke Local Parks Management Plan and the Rangihoua Reserve and Onetangi Sports Park Reserve Management Plan
  • working with mana whenua and mataawaka (Māori living in Auckland who are not in a mana whenua group) to identify and respond to their needs and aspirations
  • capital projects including the Tawaipareira Reserve playground and flying fox, and replacement of Rakino Hall.

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

Page last updated: 02 Apr 2024, 08:42 AM