In Puketāpapa our achievements include: 

    • Upgraded Keith Hay Park playground and signed off an upgrade to the Waikōwhai Park playground, due to begin this summer
    • Worked with Councillor Cathy Casey to secure extra funding for the improvement of footpaths in the Long Term Plan
    • Secured funding in the Long Term Plan for restoration and improvement of Waikōwhai Park and beach
    • Partnering with groups to improve participation in Council submissions, including the Puketāpapa Youth Foundation, Somalian Education Trust and Global Hope Missions
    • Completing the Urban Ngahere plan to guide tree planting on public land
    • Funding a migrant conservation coordinator to engage migrants with English as a second language in conservation projects, including restoring Ramelton Reserve 
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    • Funded pedestrian crossings on Hillsborough Road and small improvements around local schools
    • Completed construction of the first stage of a Greenway path from Frost Road to Monte Cecilia Park and funded the second stage
    • Supporting the protection of the Manukau Harbour through stream clean-ups with the community and tree planting in riparian zones
    • Funded climate actions including:
      • supporting renters to lower household carbon emissions and save money
      • engaging a Climate Activator
      • supporting Eco Neighbourhood groups in Hillsborough, Lynfield, Waikōwhai and Wesley
    • Providing funding to local businesses to respond to Covid-19
    • Developing an Integrated Area Plan in partnership with mana whenua and Albert-Eden Local Board to guide developments in Mt Roskill over the next 30 years
    • Advocated for and funded an additional 5 water fountains for our local parks
    • Secured an additional $300,000 in funding from AT and the Governing Body to roll out a 3 year programme improving cycle, scooter and walking access to local schools
    • Funding of events and community grants such as:
      • the inaugural Wesley night market
      • Lynfield Halo Trapping project and
      • an extensive range of cultural events

Your Roskill Community Voice team on the Puketāpapa Local Board:  Julie Fairey (Chair), Jon Turner (Deputy Chair), Harry Doig and Bobby Shen

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