Local boards lay out draft plans
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, Puketapapa, Maungakiekie-Tamaki 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.
Despite every local board in the central region extending over different suburbs and populations, their draft plans for the next three years have a similar focus.
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 every- thing they can so we can keep a pool in Mt Albert.’’
Pueketapapa’s focus area for the next term would be the implementation of the Three Kings Plaza Masterplan.
The plaza needs an upgrade to prepare for the Three Kings Quarry housing development adding 1500 new homes to the area.
The board is also looking at continuing work on parks and focussing on efficient transport choices including advocating for light rail.
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 focus of the MaungakiekieTamaki Local Board for the next three years is collaboration.
The board wants to work with other organisations and prepare for growth and redevelopment of the ward, ensuring upgrades to infrastructure to deal with an influx in new residents.
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.