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