City Vision team on the Waitemata Local BoardThe mid term report of the City Vision team on the Waitemata Local Board. Published in October 2012.

Shale Chambers, Pippa Coom, Jesse Chalmers, Christopher Dempsey and Tricia Reade – we said that if elected we would establish a strong Waitemata Local Board that would stand with you and your community for a prosperous, secure, fair, and sustainable future.

Financial Management

  • Met community priorities within budget
  • Careful financial oversight of parks, libraries, community facilities and pools
  • Increased funding available for community grants

Heritage & urban designMid term report page 1

  • Focused on character, heritage protection and quality design standards.
  • Won the right for all notified resource consents and demolitions to be referred to local boards

 Arts & Culture

  • Providing strong support to public art and events including Art in the Dark, Grey Lynn Park Festival and Art Week
  • Won funding for the waterfront theatre development
  • We have encouraged and supported community art projects and programmes such as  community murals by Toi Ora and the art youth programmes at Art station.

Transport

Working with Auckland Transport to deliver community focused transport improvements:Mid term report Waitemata Local Board

  •       Traffic calming and slower speeds around schools
  •       Bike parking and cycle lanes
  •       Footpath renewals
  •        Effective parking management – St Marys Bay parking trial
  •        Improved public transport

 Environment

·         Won the scheduling of 80 trees for protection

Delivering on:

  • fruit tree planting and support for community gardens
  • Restoration of local streams
  • A localised carbon emission reduction strategy

Parks & recreation

  • Won the opening up of public spaces promised by developers in return for bonus floor space.
  • Declared playgrounds and sports fields smokefree
  • Won funding for 2 all-weather sports fields at Seddon Fields
  • Opening up the Weona Westmere public reserve with a coastal walkway

 Local Economic Development

  • Actively support 7 business associations
  • established the Eden Terrace business association
  • Instrumental in Auckland becoming a Fairtrade City

 Local decision making

  •  Acknowledged as strong advocates for residents to ensure local decisions are made locally
  • Reopened the restored Tepid Baths, and Campbell Free Kindergarten as a community asset
  • Developed and planned many new projects through strong community engagement
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