Whau Local Board area

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In the 2024/2025 financial year we plan to invest $8.1 million to renew and develop assets (resources we own). We also plan to invest $17.9 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.

Whau Local Board priorities for 2024-2034

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

They are to:

Priorities for Whau 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 improve public transport services and focus on accessible services in areas of high employment and areas with the most needs
  • to acquire and fund open spaces like Avondale Racecourse
  • to invest in projects that can adapt to and reduce climate impacts, like Shoreline Adaptation Plans and stormwater infrastructure.

What we propose for Whau

Planned capital spend to renew and develop assets is $8.1m for community services. Planned operating spend to maintain and operate assets and deliver local activities is: $15.5m for community services, $188,000 for environmental services, $1m for planning services and $1.2m for governance.Key areas of spend for Whau 2024/2025

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


These are to:

  • work with our partners to help communities build resilience and better prepare for climate events and emergencies
  • encourage and support volunteers and community participation, especially in environmental and ecological initiatives around the Manukau Harbour and foreshore, the Whau River and its smaller rivers and streams, and our urban ngahere (forests)
  • continue governance-level engagement and collaboration with mana whenua and the other west Auckland local boards
  • work with the local Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) to support the local economy and achieve shared goals around climate action and community
  • consider accessibility and inclusion across our services, engagement and other initiatives.

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

In the 2024/2025 financial year we plan to invest $8.1 million to renew and develop assets (resources we own). We also plan to invest $17.9 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.

Whau Local Board priorities for 2024-2034

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

They are to:

Priorities for Whau 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 improve public transport services and focus on accessible services in areas of high employment and areas with the most needs
  • to acquire and fund open spaces like Avondale Racecourse
  • to invest in projects that can adapt to and reduce climate impacts, like Shoreline Adaptation Plans and stormwater infrastructure.

What we propose for Whau

Planned capital spend to renew and develop assets is $8.1m for community services. Planned operating spend to maintain and operate assets and deliver local activities is: $15.5m for community services, $188,000 for environmental services, $1m for planning services and $1.2m for governance.Key areas of spend for Whau 2024/2025

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


These are to:

  • work with our partners to help communities build resilience and better prepare for climate events and emergencies
  • encourage and support volunteers and community participation, especially in environmental and ecological initiatives around the Manukau Harbour and foreshore, the Whau River and its smaller rivers and streams, and our urban ngahere (forests)
  • continue governance-level engagement and collaboration with mana whenua and the other west Auckland local boards
  • work with the local Business Improvement Districts (BIDs) to support the local economy and achieve shared goals around climate action and community
  • consider accessibility and inclusion across our services, engagement and other initiatives.

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

Page last updated: 02 Apr 2024, 08:37 AM