Rodney Local Board has released its draft plan and is encouraging the public to tell the board what they think.
In an introduction to a summary of the Rodney Local Board Plan 2017, board chairperson Beth Houlbrooke says funding is limited and the board wants to focus on efforts where it can effect the most change.
The draft plan proposes to concentrate on five key areas. These are:
- Transport. Including advocating for key public transport links and establishing park and ride facilities.
- Community empowerment. Including aiding communities to deliver community-led projects such as revitalising the Mahurangi riverfront.
- Parks and sport. Including advocating for a swimming pool or aquatic facility in Warkworth.
- Environment. Including promoting and supporting water quality improvement in harbours and waterways.
- Arts and culture. Including encouraging communities to take the lead in managing local halls, arts centres and volunteer libraries.
The plan also hints at a targeted rate to pay for additional transport projects, such as road sealing, public transport (including rail) and developing park and ride facilities.
Feedback on the plan must be made by June 30. The public can give feedback in person at the following times and venues:
6 June, 2pm-7pm, Wellsford Library
17 June, 10am-3pm, Kowhai Art and Craft Centre, Warkworth Showgrounds
The full draft of the plan is available online at shapeauckland.co.nz.