Waitematā Local Board area

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In the 2024/2025 financial year we plan to invest $9.2 million to renew and develop assets (resources we own), and $35.3 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.

Waitematā Local Board priorities for 2024-2034

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

They are to:

  • work with the community to find options to improve library services across Waitematā
  • develop and implement the Omnibus Local Parks Management Plan, including Dove-Myer Robinson Park and Victoria Park
  • implement the 2013 Waitematā Greenways Plan (see Waitematā plans, agreements and reports) and work with Parks and Community Facilities and Auckland Transport to deliver key walking and cycling connections.

Priorities for Waitematā 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:

  • increase focus on Māori outcomes, including Māori input in local governance and engagement
  • secure funding and deliver the Manukau Sports Bowl masterplan
  • secure funding and deliver the Old Papatoetoe Community hub with Eke Panuku
  • assess our community leases and assets to ensure they are financially sustainable, and prioritising local needs and the changing demographics
  • prioritise environmental initiatives to protect and care for our environment and mitigate the effects of climate change.
  • continue to deliver improved sports fields and lighting to ensure our community has access to high quality facilities for formal or informal recreation.

What we propose for Waitematā

Planned capital spend to renew and develop assets is $9.2m for community services. Planned operating spend to maintain and operate assets and deliver local activities is $24.5m for community services, $289,000 for environmental services, $9.3m for planning services and $1.2m for governance..Key areas of spend for Waitematā 2024/2025

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

These are to:

  • deliver a new civic (community) space at 254 Ponsonby Road
  • complete detailed design and start work to improve and strengthen Leys Institute from the impacts of earthquakes and tremors
  • begin a phased delivery of improvements for Heard Park
  • deliver services and programmes that support youth activation, leadership and wellbeing, particularly in Newmarket
  • develop programmes that educate about safety in the city centre and our town centres
  • support local communities develop Emergency Planning and Readiness Response Plans
  • find opportunities to promote and celebrate heritage places in Waitematā.

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

In the 2024/2025 financial year we plan to invest $9.2 million to renew and develop assets (resources we own), and $35.3 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.

Waitematā Local Board priorities for 2024-2034

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

They are to:

  • work with the community to find options to improve library services across Waitematā
  • develop and implement the Omnibus Local Parks Management Plan, including Dove-Myer Robinson Park and Victoria Park
  • implement the 2013 Waitematā Greenways Plan (see Waitematā plans, agreements and reports) and work with Parks and Community Facilities and Auckland Transport to deliver key walking and cycling connections.

Priorities for Waitematā 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:

  • increase focus on Māori outcomes, including Māori input in local governance and engagement
  • secure funding and deliver the Manukau Sports Bowl masterplan
  • secure funding and deliver the Old Papatoetoe Community hub with Eke Panuku
  • assess our community leases and assets to ensure they are financially sustainable, and prioritising local needs and the changing demographics
  • prioritise environmental initiatives to protect and care for our environment and mitigate the effects of climate change.
  • continue to deliver improved sports fields and lighting to ensure our community has access to high quality facilities for formal or informal recreation.

What we propose for Waitematā

Planned capital spend to renew and develop assets is $9.2m for community services. Planned operating spend to maintain and operate assets and deliver local activities is $24.5m for community services, $289,000 for environmental services, $9.3m for planning services and $1.2m for governance..Key areas of spend for Waitematā 2024/2025

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

These are to:

  • deliver a new civic (community) space at 254 Ponsonby Road
  • complete detailed design and start work to improve and strengthen Leys Institute from the impacts of earthquakes and tremors
  • begin a phased delivery of improvements for Heard Park
  • deliver services and programmes that support youth activation, leadership and wellbeing, particularly in Newmarket
  • develop programmes that educate about safety in the city centre and our town centres
  • support local communities develop Emergency Planning and Readiness Response Plans
  • find opportunities to promote and celebrate heritage places in Waitematā.

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

Page last updated: 02 Apr 2024, 08:38 AM