Update From Rodney Local Board

[Ed.: Please note that Puhoi Centennial Hall isn’t council-run]

Tell us how halls and reserves should be managed in Rodney
Your local board is conducting a review of the way council-owned halls are managed in Rodney as well as looking at the roles and responsibilities of the reserve advisory groups. Local board members would like to acknowledge and recognise the very important role of the community advisory groups – some who manage halls and others who are involved with reserves.Up to now the 24 council-owned halls have been managed in a mix of ways; some are council-run while others are run by community advisory groups who were initially appointed for a three year term under the former Rodney District Council.

 

Before any decisions or changes are made, your local board wants to hear your views. Please take the time to have your say from 10 August to 25 September 2015. Visit our website for the many ways you can give feedback including community meetings and also for a full list of the halls and reserves advisory groups under review.

Help shape Auckland’s future urban land supply strategy
Feedback is also being invited on a strategy to determine the sequence and timing for 11,000ha of greenfield land to be made ready for development in the Auckland region over 30 years. The Future Urban Land Supply Strategy focuses on land located in growth areas in the north, south and north-west of the region.

Attend a have your say event in August:

  • Warkworth Masonic Hall, Monday 3 August 7-8.30pm
  • Drury Community Hall, Wednesday 5 August 7-8.30pm
  • Dairy Flat School Hall, Monday 10 August 7-8.30pm
  • Kumeu Community Centre, Tuesday 11 August 7-8.30pm

You can also have your say online at shapeauckland until 17 August.

 

Calling on Huapai and Kumeu residents to help shape their area
Kumeu and Huapai are growing fast and this impacts you, your family, your home and the things you enjoy about living here. We want to hear your views about how to plan for your area as it grows and develops. Come and share your views at a community workshop taking place next month.

 

Community Workshop Date Venue
Sports and recreational clubs 12 August 6.45pm Cricket Club rooms, Huapai Domain
Local businesses 13 August 6.30-9.30pm Kumeu Cricket Club
Community groups 16 August 2-5pm Huapai District School
Young people 25 August 6-9pm Kumeu Arts Centre

For information about these meetings, please email Judy Waugh.

Get along to a community grants workshop
You may also like to attend a community grants workshop to find out more about the new grants programme and how it relates to environmental and historic heritage projects. Workshops are being held at:

Helensville Takapuna
4 August: 3-4pm 6 August: 5.30 – 6.30pm
Helensville Library
49 Commercial Rd Helensville
Takapuna Library
9 The Strand Takapuna

Please RSVP via email to mailto:environmentalfunding@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz?subject=Environmental%20and%20Heritage%20Funding%20Workshop with Environmental and Heritage Funding Workshop in the subject line.

 

 

Wellsford Greenways takes a step forward
Planning for greenways in Wellsford took a big step forward this month with the adoption of the Wellsford Greenways Plan. This plan is part of your local board’s commitment to improving access and connectivity in Rodney towns and villages.

Feedback from the community identified five important priority routes that will be used as a blueprint for implementing any future walkway and cycleway projects in Wellsford. Before any priority routes can progress; funding must be identified as well as further scoping of each route to determine its feasibility and in some instances this could mean finding alternative routes.

The Wellsford Greenways Plan is available online or can be viewed at Wellsford Library.

 

Connecting young people with real job opportunities
JobFest 15 is a unique opportunity for young job seekers to meet face-to-face with leading employers from all over Auckland who are actively recruiting for their business. It’s taking place at North Harbour Stadium on Friday, 7 August from 10am to 2pm. For more information about the event, how your organisation can get involved or for job seekers wanting to get the most out of the day, visit jobfest15.co.nz

 

Lighting up sports fields in Riverhead and Rautawhiri
Four new light columns are lighting up the off-field training areas at Riverhead War Memorial Park. At Rauatawhiri Park, the no.2 field now has new lights which the club is enjoying using.

Meetings coming up in August
Everyone is welcome to attend our public meetings. Agendas are posted on the council website on the Wednesday prior to each meeting.

  • Rodney Local Board Transport, Planning and Infrastructure Committee
    3 August at 3.30pm – Council Chamber, Orewa Service Centre, 50 Centreway Road, Orewa
  • Rodney Local Board Business Meeting
    17 August at 3.30pm – Coatesville Hall, 3 Mahoenui Valley Road, Coatesville.

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