In Waitematā our achievements include:
- Secured funding for the restoration and seismic strengthening of Leys Institute and Studio Two
- New playground designs planned for Heard Park and Basque Park
- Upgraded playgrounds in:
- Provided funding for plants in the Auckland Central Library’s green roof
- Completed renovations of the heritage Symonds St toilets, completed Highwic House grounds improvements and encouraged the adaptive reuse of heritage buildings
- Opened up Albert Park cottage for community use
- Enhanced services at Ellen Melville for city centre residents
- Funded new walking routes in Auckland Domain
- Improvements to paths and carparks at Victoria Park and Highwic
- Community tree planting, lake side planting and bush restoration in Western Springs
- Provided funding to local businesses to respond to Covid-19
- Work begun on daylighting the stream on Bayfield Park and a new greenway link through Cox’s Bay and Bayfield Park
- Funded projects to improve water quality in our waterways and the Hauraki Gulf, including funding community stream clean-ups
- Funded young performing artists’ development in partnership with TAPAC
- Delivered local climate action and advising on low carbon living
- Funded various events and community grants
- Long time supporters of the new Waiōrea Community Recycling Centre at Western Springs Garden, under construction and scheduled to open in 2022
- Supported community-led park rewilding projects
- Increased funding to support community gardens including Kelmarna Gardens trialling regenerative agriculture
- Funding the clean up of local streams .
- Helping provide services and facilities for homeless people.
- Instituted a portfolio for Maori outcomes including Maori public art and bilingual signs.
- Completed the development of the Grey Lynn Park new changing rooms and toilets
Your City Vision team on the Waitematā Local Board: Richard Northey (Chair), Alex Bonham (Deputy Chair), Kerrin Leoni, Graeme Gunthorp, Adriana Christie (until March 2022), Glenda Fryer and Julie Sandilands.
Our thanks to photographer Luke McKeown.