Have your say on Draft Upper Harbour Local Board Plan 2017 Have your say on Draft Upper Harbour Local Board Plan 2017

Draft Upper Harbour Local Board Plan 2017

Status:Open

Closing date:30/06/2017

Area:Upper Harbour

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  • Help Shape Upper Harbour
  • Message from the Chair
  • Summary of the draft plan
  • Ways to have your say
Help Shape Upper Harbour

Public feedback is open until 4pm on Friday 30 June 2017.

The draft Upper Harbour Local Board Plan sets out proposed priorities for the next three years. It also guides the outcomes, objectives and initiatives the local board aims to achieve for the community.

Before providing your feedback, we recommend you read the draft plan and supporting material below and tell us what you think.

 
Ready to have your say?

When you have read your draft plan and are ready to have your say, use the online feedback form to tell us what you think.

Your feedback will go to elected members of Upper Harbour Local Board to help inform their decisions.

The final local board plan will be adopted by October 2017.

 

Questions

If you have any questions about the draft Local Board Plans 2017 consultation, please contact localboardplans@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz.

Message from the Chair

It’s with pleasure that we present you with the draft Upper Harbour Local Board Plan 2017.
The draft plan sets out five outcomes we think we should focus on over the next three years.

We know that Upper Harbour is a great place to live, work and play and we want to ensure it remains this way, as our geographically separated and ethnically diverse communities continue to grow and change.

The growth we are experiencing has put a strain on our existing services.
We are operating in a financially constrained environment, but we recognise that you want the council to get the basic necessities right.

In order to maintain the lifestyle we enjoy, we will continue to advocate for essential infrastructure to be put in place as new residents arrive.
We also want to make sure that we’re focusing on what is important to you.

We are committed to doing the best we can to get great results on your behalf.
And we welcome your ideas, questions and constructive criticism on how we can do better.

Lisa Whyte
Chair
Upper Harbour Local Board

 

Summary of the draft plan

When you have read your draft plan, and are ready to have your say, use the online feedback form to tell us what you think.

Here is a summary of our draft local board plan:

We propose to focus on five outcomes which acknowledge the feedback and ideas you have given us.


1. Empowered, engaged and connected communities

We want Upper Harbour to be a welcoming, culturally rich and diverse community, which offers facilities for all our residents.

We plan to achieve this by:

  • supporting residents of all ages and abilities to participate in local activities and events, and influence what happens in their neighbourhoods
  • maintaining existing and seeking to provide new community facilities that meet growing demand
  • finding a long-term solution for library services in Upper Harbour
  • funding local community groups to provide activities and events
  • building and maintaining a sense of community as we grow, by initiating community events, co-designing public spaces and helping neighbours form support networks.

 

2. Efficient and effective transport links

We need a well-connected and accessible network that provides a variety of transport options.

We can move towards this by:

  • doing our part to ensure our roading network is safe, well-designed and efficient
  • improving safety and traffic flow on local roads, especially high-use intersections
  • advocating for an affordable and reliable public transport network with better links to and within Upper Harbour
  • advocating for safe and well-connected cycling and walking paths
  • working with Auckland Transport to increase parking capacity at Albany bus station
  • seeking alternative funding to deliver transport projects.

 

3. Healthy and active communities

We can foster good physical and mental health for our communities by providing well-maintained parks, fields, sports and recreation facilities.

We plan to do this by:

  • seeking to develop new open spaces in Hobsonville Point, Scott Point and Whenuapai
  • promoting Upper Harbour as a major sports and recreational precinct
  • addressing the regional shortage of sportsfields and indoor sports facilities, for example, by developing the Scott Point sportsfields
  • investigating ways to improve sporting and recreational infrastructure through public and private partnerships
  • developing under-used open space for recreational use (e.g. Rosedale closed landfill, Hosking Reserve)
  • identifying play equipment gaps in our parks and addressing them as funding allows.

 

4. A thriving local economy

We want to continue to grow a prosperous and innovative local economy.

We can achieve this through:

• attracting businesses, investment and talent to continue Upper Harbour’s strong economic growth
• preserving existing and safeguarding future business land so our residents can work closer to home
• working with public and private partners to develop and attract investment into the sports training and technology sectors
• fostering relationships with mana whenua to progress Māori economic development initiatives
• supporting youth employment initiatives.

 

5. Our environment is valued, protected and enhanced

We support our communities to be actively engaged in preserving and restoring our natural areas.

We plan to do this by:

  • supporting the North-West Wildlink project, including restoration works at Lucas Creek and Rawiri Stream
  • funding an Upper Harbour pest-free strategy
  • managing the effects of urban growth by encouraging developers to adopt environmental best practice and sustainable design principles
  • improving the quality of our waterways through targeted restoration and conservation efforts.
Ways to have your say

1. Have your say now

When you have read your draft plan, and are ready to have your say, use the online feedback form to tell us what you think.


2. Social media
Comments on Facebook will also be considered if you:

  • write something on the Upper Harbour Local Board Facebook page -  and include ‘Local Board Plan feedback’
  • send a private message using Facebook Messenger to @upperharbour and include ‘Local Board Plan feedback’.


3. Events

Go along to one of the events below and talk to Upper Harbour Local Board members.
It’s a chance for you to find out more about the draft plan and provide your feedback in person.
The Have Your Say event will include a presentation followed by a facilitated conversation with local board members. Or you can come along at any time to the drop in events.

 

Date  Time  Location  Type of event 
 Saturday 27 May

 9am-1pm  

 Hobsonville Point Farmers Market   
 Catalina Bay
 (‘The Landing’)
 Hobsonville

 Drop-in
 Sunday 11 June

 9am-1pm

 Hobsonville Point Farmers Market   
 Catalina Bay
 (‘The Landing’)
 Hobsonville

 Drop-in
 Thursday 15 June  3pm-7pm

 Westfield Albany Mall
 outside Kmart
 219 Don McKinnon Drive
 Albany

 Drop-in
 Thursday 22 June     12.30pm-4.30pm  

 Upper Harbour Local Board Office
 30 Kell Drive
 Albany

 Have Your Say

 

Questions

If you have any questions about the draft Local Board Plans 2017 consultation, please contact localboardplans@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz.


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