Whau Local Board

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What we propose in your local board area in 2021/2022

We will:

  • provide open space planning to support growth and protect the environment
  • investigate and design a new urban park for New Lynn
  • increase funding to the Urban Ngahere (Forest) Strategy
  • expand the Whau Arts Broker role
  • refresh our community grants programme to highlight our renewed commitment to Māori
  • work with business associations around the impacts of COVID-19 and develop initiatives to support recovery
  • conduct placemaking activities to regenerate town and neighbourhood centres
  • strengthen our partnership with Hoani Waititi Marae to support residents of the Whau
  • continue our partnerships supporting improved water quality along the Whau River
  • continue with the implementation of our Pacific and Ethnic Peoples’ plans.

Key areas of spend

Illustration of a palm tree in front of a marae; a rugby ball flying through the air; a child on a swing; a rubbish bin, a maunga, trees and stormwater pipe; a crane on a building site - all depicting council services and local board areas of spend.

Community services

Operating spend 2021/2022: $13.3 million

Capital spend 2021/2022: $14.9 million

Environmental services

Operating spend 2021/2022: $178,000

Planning services

$966,000

Governance

Operating spend 2021/2022: $1 million

Key advocacy initiatives for 2021-2031

We will:

  • provide site identification and delivery of the Whau aquatic and recreation facility
  • increase regional resourcing to support the Urban Ngahere (Forest) Strategy, other ways to increase urban tree cover and advocating to central government to strengthen tree protection rules.
  • support the Unlock Avondale Programme and deliver the Avondale multipurpose community facility
  • advocate for the reinstatement of funding for the Local Board Transport Capital Fund to the level it was before the 2020/2021 financial year
  • develop a new multi-storey park-and-ride facility in New Lynn to realise the recommendations of the New Lynn Urban Plan
  • apply for funding to complete the remaining parts of Te Whau Pathway.

What do you think?

Tell us your thoughts on our proposed priorities for the local board area in 2021/2022 and our key advocacy initiatives – have we got it right? See feedback form question 6.

See section six of the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 Supporting Information document for more information about the priorities for your local area.

What we propose in your local board area in 2021/2022

We will:

  • provide open space planning to support growth and protect the environment
  • investigate and design a new urban park for New Lynn
  • increase funding to the Urban Ngahere (Forest) Strategy
  • expand the Whau Arts Broker role
  • refresh our community grants programme to highlight our renewed commitment to Māori
  • work with business associations around the impacts of COVID-19 and develop initiatives to support recovery
  • conduct placemaking activities to regenerate town and neighbourhood centres
  • strengthen our partnership with Hoani Waititi Marae to support residents of the Whau
  • continue our partnerships supporting improved water quality along the Whau River
  • continue with the implementation of our Pacific and Ethnic Peoples’ plans.

Key areas of spend

Illustration of a palm tree in front of a marae; a rugby ball flying through the air; a child on a swing; a rubbish bin, a maunga, trees and stormwater pipe; a crane on a building site - all depicting council services and local board areas of spend.

Community services

Operating spend 2021/2022: $13.3 million

Capital spend 2021/2022: $14.9 million

Environmental services

Operating spend 2021/2022: $178,000

Planning services

$966,000

Governance

Operating spend 2021/2022: $1 million

Key advocacy initiatives for 2021-2031

We will:

  • provide site identification and delivery of the Whau aquatic and recreation facility
  • increase regional resourcing to support the Urban Ngahere (Forest) Strategy, other ways to increase urban tree cover and advocating to central government to strengthen tree protection rules.
  • support the Unlock Avondale Programme and deliver the Avondale multipurpose community facility
  • advocate for the reinstatement of funding for the Local Board Transport Capital Fund to the level it was before the 2020/2021 financial year
  • develop a new multi-storey park-and-ride facility in New Lynn to realise the recommendations of the New Lynn Urban Plan
  • apply for funding to complete the remaining parts of Te Whau Pathway.

What do you think?

Tell us your thoughts on our proposed priorities for the local board area in 2021/2022 and our key advocacy initiatives – have we got it right? See feedback form question 6.

See section six of the 10-year Budget 2021-2031 Supporting Information document for more information about the priorities for your local area.