Lo­cal board asks for feed­back on plans

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‘‘A multi-use fa­cil­ity is planned for Flat Bush/Or­mis­ton.’’

East Auck­lan­ders are be­ing asked for their in­put on ideas and pro­pos­als in the Auck­land Coun­cil’s plans, in­clud­ing pri­or­i­ties for lo­cal boards.

The coun­cil’s pro­posed 10-year bud­get, The Auck­land Plan 2050 and the draft waste man­age­ment and min­imi­sa­tion plan are all open for pub­lic con­sul­ta­tion un­til March 28.

The How­ick Lo­cal Board is ask­ing lo­cals for their thoughts on its ad­vo­cacy project in the bud­get to bring for­ward de­vel­op­ment of a multi-use com­mu­nity fa­cil­ity, li­brary and an aquatic cen­tre in Or­mis­ton/Flat Bush.

The fa­cil­ity is due for com­ple­tion in 2022 and the aquatic cen­tre in 2023.

Bring­ing for­ward de­vel­op­ment plans for the aquatic cen­tre also al­lows fu­ture plan­ning for Barry Cur­tis Park to evolve once a lo­ca­tion has been de­cided, the board says.

As part of the con­sul­ta­tion the board also wants to know what res­i­dents and ratepay­ers think of its pri­or­i­ties for the 2018-2019 year.

Its pri­or­i­ties are to: con­tinue man­age­ment of coastal ero­sion and sand re­plen­ish­ment, in­clud­ing con­tin­ued ad­vo­cacy to the gov­ern­ing body for a re­gional fund; pro­vide ded­i­cated dog ex­er­cise ar­eas in Paku­ranga, How­ick and Botany; de­velop an over­ar­ch­ing pest man­age­ment project in­cor­po­rat­ing the ex­ist­ing weed eradication pro­gramme and new ones to rid the area of rats and other pests.

It also wants to con­sider creat­ing pest-free ar­eas or main­land is­lands, such as the new park at the former Green­mount land­fill or Mange­mangeroa Re­serve; pro­vide more all-weather sports fields, such as ar­ti­fi­cial turf; and im­prove drainage and ir­ri­ga­tion at the parks to re­duce the im­pact of weather.

The How­ick Lo­cal Board has also iden­ti­fied ad­di­tional pri­or­i­ties of un­der­tak­ing a stock­take of all coun­cil-owned and ex­ter­nally-man­aged com­mu­nity fa­cil­i­ties, and pro­vid­ing ad­di­tional shel­ters at Barry Cur­tis Park, in­clud­ing over the stage area near Chapel Road.

Printed copies of the con­sul­ta­tion doc­u­ment and feed­back form can be found at a lo­cal li­brary, ser­vice cen­tre or the lo­cal board of­fice. To see it on­line, visit akl­havey­our­say.nz.

Res­i­dents can find out more about the pro­pos­als or make a sub­mis­sion at one of the fol­low­ing lo­cal meet­ings:

March 15, 6pm at The Pic­ton Cen­tre, 120 Pic­ton St, How­ick; March 22, 6pm at Ko­tahi Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, 272E Ti Rakau Dr, Bur­swood; March 28, 6pm at the How­ick Lo­cal Board meet­ing room, Paku­ranga Li­brary Com­plex. Phone 09 572 0148 if want­ing to speak to a sub­mis­sion at this meet­ing. Chi­nese in­ter­preters will be avail­able.

Feed­back can be pro­vided at the fol­low­ing events:

March 10, 8am at How­ick Vil­lage Mar­ket, Pic­ton St; March 17, 5pm at Movies in the Parks, Lloyd Elsmore Park, Paku­ranga; March 24, 6pm at Mu­sic in the Parks, Lloyd Elsmore Park.

How­ick ward coun­cil­lors Dick Quax and Sharon Ste­wart will be avail­able at Cuff Cafe´ , High­land Park, on March 9, at 2.30pm; and March 16, 19 and 23 at 9.30am.

SUP­PLIED

How­ick Lo­cal Board mem­bers are en­cour­ag­ing res­i­dents to pro­vide feed­back on their pri­or­i­ties for 2018-2019.

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