Local boards seek draft plan feedback
Better transport links, vibrant community hubs and investment in parks and open spaces are all a priority for Auckland’s central local boards.
Albert-Eden and Waitemata local boards are all seeking feedback on their draft local board plan, which includes projects and focus areas for the next three years.
Developed every three years, local board plans set the direction and the priorities local boards will focus on.
Albert-Eden’s key focus areas will be to secure the future of the Mt Albert Aquatic Centre, implementation of the Chamberlain Park Masterplan and ensuring town centres and local economies thrive.
Chair Peter Haynes said during the next term the future of the aquatic centre would be a priority.
‘‘It’s no secret the pool will have to move from its location at Mt Albert Grammar School, and we need the community to understand the issue, and we do everything they can so we can keep a pool in Mt Albert.’’
Waitemata Local Board chair Pippa Coom said it was important community members had their say on the plans.
The board planned to continue work towards creating healthy, connected, vibrant and inclusive communities.
‘‘The board wants to provide spaces such as parks, community facilities and recreation centres that are welcoming and accessible for our diverse communities.’’
Transport, accessibility and safety are common threads throughout the plan.
The board is seeking feedback on proposals such as introducing more slow speed zones in residential areas and improving public transport infrastructure. way of connecting those in the community interested in local affairs.
She said citizens were able to have an active voice and hold board’s to account.
Go to shapeauckland.co.nz to view the local board plans in full and have your say before June 30.
Improved transport links and cleaner waterways is a focus for some of Auckland’s local boards.