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:
    • Western Springs, Outhwaite Park Grafton,and Home Reserve in Arch Hill.
  • 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.

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