Have Your Say on Your Local (Board) Area

Feedback called for Local Board Plans

 

It is that time again where we get to read and submit on what your Local Board would like done over the next three years.

From Our Auckland:

Help shape the future of your local area

Published: 22 May 2017

Draft Local Board Plan consultation 22 May – 30 June 2017

Auckland’s local boards want your help to shape the future of your community and to tell them what you value the most.

From today until 30 June, Auckland Council’s 21 local boards want feedback on the public consultation for draft Local Board Plans 2017, which help guide decisions on local activities and projects.

Local board plans are developed every three years and the proposed outcomes in them cover everything from:

  • local parks and playgrounds
  • sports facilities
  • town centre development
  • protecting the environment
  • community events and more.

They also influence how local boards provide input into Auckland Council’s regional strategies and plans, such as the 10-year budget, and the way in which local boards work with other organisations for the benefit of local communities.

Mayor Phil Goff says it’s important for Aucklanders to help influence the future of the places where they live.

“It is vital Aucklanders make their voices heard on the issues that matter to them.”

“I encourage every resident to have their say on how best council’s 21 local boards can serve their communities,” he says.

Auckland Council’s General Manager of Local Board Services Karen Lyons adds: “Many of the great things happening in our communities are a result of local people providing their ideas and input.

“Local board plans are designed to reflect each community’s priorities and preferences.”

Find out more and have your say

  1. Read the draft plans at Shape Auckland and submit your feedback online. Full draft plans will also be available at libraries, service centres and local board offices.
  2. Share your thoughts in person at events hosted by your local board. A complete list of dates and locations can be found online at Shape Auckland or by calling your local board office.
  3. On social media: Visit your local board Facebook page and mention ‘Local Board Plan feedback’ in your post or private message.

After consultation closes, local boards will review the feedback you’ve provided and use it to help shape the final local board plans. The final plans will be adopted by October 2017.

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Council already have received early feedback from me on the rather appalling layout of the Local Board Plan documents as well as the Summary not being clearly available. Those issues are being rectified and the documents updated soon.

The Local Board Plans are three-yearly plans to scope and implement local aspirations from the master Auckland Plan (currently under-refresh). Given several areas are under regeneration with Panuku Development Auckland and others in the line for major growth I would take a good look at the Plans and give feedback.

 

Annual Plan feedback summaries will be out soon.

 

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