Waitākere Ranges Local Board area

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In the 2024/2025 financial year we plan to invest $1.8 million to renew and develop assets (resources we own). We also plan to invest $12.2 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.

Waitākere Ranges Local Board priorities for 2024-2034

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

They are to:

  • ensure our parks and assets are well-looked after for the benefit of the community, the environment and their social, cultural and heritage value
  • refurbish the exterior of the Titirangi War Memorial Hall
  • develop the neighbourhood park in Glen Eden
  • implement Te Kakau (formerly Sunvue Reserve) concept design in partnership with local rangatahi (youth)
  • continue support for a network of community places, such as community centres, houses and halls
  • support community-led council actions from local area plans
  • progress a Deed of Acknowledgement with Te Kawerau ā Maki and Ngāti Whātua for the Waitākere Ranges Heritage Area (WRHA)
  • develop Waitipu (the former Waitākere Quarry) as a park
  • develop a civic (community) space and laneway in Glen Eden town centre.

Priorities for Waitākere Ranges 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:

  • funding for community recovery and resilience in response to the ongoing effects of Cyclone Gabrielle and the Auckland Anniversary storm
  • to continue the Natural Environment Targeted Rate at its previous level (2022-2023) so we can deliver environmental programmes in the Waitākere Ranges Heritage Area and elsewhere
  • for the council to establish clear funding levels for the Waitākere Ranges Heritage Area
  • marae investment to support Te Kawerau ā Maki (iwi from west Auckland) on the Kainga Whakahirahira (settlement of significance) project to develop a marae and papakainga (village) in Te Henga / Bethells Beach
  • streetscape and lighting upgrades in Glen Eden town centre
  • to resolve the road traffic and train conflict at the level rail crossing in Glen Eden and to manage congestion in the town centre when train services increase
  • to trial a bus service to outer coastal areas
  • to fund a shared path from Glen Eden to Sunnyvale
  • to increase road and drain maintenance, along with climate change adaptation
  • partner to improve community safety and reduce harm.

What we propose for Waitākere Ranges

Planned capital spend to renew and develop assets includes $1.8m for community services. Planned operating spend to maintain and operate assets and deliver local activities is $10m for community services, $1.2m for environmental services, $96,000 for planning services and $807,000 for governance.Key areas of spend for Waitākere Ranges 2024/2025

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

These are:

  • initiatives to support community resilience and safety
  • to progress priority actions from the Waitākere Ranges Local Climate Plan (currently under development)
  • to restore and enhance significant ecological areas at local parks and around the regional park
  • to provide grants for arts and culture programmes delivered by our community arts partners, such as Te Uru
  • to continue using library spaces for programmes, services and events
  • to provide operating grants to support Glen Eden and Titirangi Community House
  • to invest in our relationship with Te Kawerau ā Maki mana whenua
  • initiatives to support rangatahi (youth)
  • to progress an application for Waitākere Ranges Heritage Area to become a dark sky place (an area with little or no light pollution).

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

In the 2024/2025 financial year we plan to invest $1.8 million to renew and develop assets (resources we own). We also plan to invest $12.2 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.

Waitākere Ranges Local Board priorities for 2024-2034

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

They are to:

  • ensure our parks and assets are well-looked after for the benefit of the community, the environment and their social, cultural and heritage value
  • refurbish the exterior of the Titirangi War Memorial Hall
  • develop the neighbourhood park in Glen Eden
  • implement Te Kakau (formerly Sunvue Reserve) concept design in partnership with local rangatahi (youth)
  • continue support for a network of community places, such as community centres, houses and halls
  • support community-led council actions from local area plans
  • progress a Deed of Acknowledgement with Te Kawerau ā Maki and Ngāti Whātua for the Waitākere Ranges Heritage Area (WRHA)
  • develop Waitipu (the former Waitākere Quarry) as a park
  • develop a civic (community) space and laneway in Glen Eden town centre.

Priorities for Waitākere Ranges 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:

  • funding for community recovery and resilience in response to the ongoing effects of Cyclone Gabrielle and the Auckland Anniversary storm
  • to continue the Natural Environment Targeted Rate at its previous level (2022-2023) so we can deliver environmental programmes in the Waitākere Ranges Heritage Area and elsewhere
  • for the council to establish clear funding levels for the Waitākere Ranges Heritage Area
  • marae investment to support Te Kawerau ā Maki (iwi from west Auckland) on the Kainga Whakahirahira (settlement of significance) project to develop a marae and papakainga (village) in Te Henga / Bethells Beach
  • streetscape and lighting upgrades in Glen Eden town centre
  • to resolve the road traffic and train conflict at the level rail crossing in Glen Eden and to manage congestion in the town centre when train services increase
  • to trial a bus service to outer coastal areas
  • to fund a shared path from Glen Eden to Sunnyvale
  • to increase road and drain maintenance, along with climate change adaptation
  • partner to improve community safety and reduce harm.

What we propose for Waitākere Ranges

Planned capital spend to renew and develop assets includes $1.8m for community services. Planned operating spend to maintain and operate assets and deliver local activities is $10m for community services, $1.2m for environmental services, $96,000 for planning services and $807,000 for governance.Key areas of spend for Waitākere Ranges 2024/2025

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

These are:

  • initiatives to support community resilience and safety
  • to progress priority actions from the Waitākere Ranges Local Climate Plan (currently under development)
  • to restore and enhance significant ecological areas at local parks and around the regional park
  • to provide grants for arts and culture programmes delivered by our community arts partners, such as Te Uru
  • to continue using library spaces for programmes, services and events
  • to provide operating grants to support Glen Eden and Titirangi Community House
  • to invest in our relationship with Te Kawerau ā Maki mana whenua
  • initiatives to support rangatahi (youth)
  • to progress an application for Waitākere Ranges Heritage Area to become a dark sky place (an area with little or no light pollution).

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

Page last updated: 02 Apr 2024, 08:40 AM