The report is an accountability measure for the local board’s performance against the local board plan. In the interests of saving money and paper, we do not intend to print any hard copies of this report for distribution. I hope you find it informative and of course please feel free to share. Kind regards,
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UPDATE: Proposed Freedom Camping in Vehicles Bylaw Friday 12 April, 2019 Tēnā koe, Public feedback on the proposed Freedom Camping in Vehicles Bylaw closed on 18 February 2019. Thank you for taking the time to give your feedback on this important issue.
Public deliberations The freedom camping bylaw public deliberations scheduled for Friday 12 April have been postponed. It has recently been discovered that there was a coding error in a number of submissions. In order to ensure that the deliberation panel receive full and correct information about the public submissions and the specific sites, it is necessary for the public deliberations to be postponed. The new dates for deliberations are:
Wednesday 29 May, 09.30am
Friday 31 May, 09.30am
Both public deliberations will take place at at the Auckland Town Hall. A new report will be available on Friday 24 May which will be published on the council website. You are welcome to attend and observe proceedings at these deliberations.
What happens after deliberations? Your feedback along with the recommendations of the panel after deliberations will help the Governing Body to decide whether to adopt the Freedom Camping in Vehicles Bylaw at their June meeting. You will be notified of the Governing Body’s decision following this meeting. Thank you for your feedback on the proposed bylaw. If you have any questions, please contact us. Kind regards Freedom Camping Team
Jump on board Rodney's new bus services Our new transport initiative has caught the attention of Auckland Mayor Phil Goff, who has applauded the local board for its forward thinking. Two new bus services, launched on 24 February, will provide essential public transport services to rural residents in Wellsford and Helensville. Both services are funded by Rodney Transport Targeted Rate. For timetables, visit at.govt.nz. Read more
The Rodney Local Board recently completed a Play Provision Assessment for all of Rodney. You may be interested in the report. This document will guide our priorities for investment in the coming years with the intention of plugging gaps in geographical spread and age appropriate equipment. It is more than about play equipment for children; active equipment is for all ages!
If your community group is considering requesting or contributing towards any play or fitness equipment, or something like a pump track, then this document will give you a good idea of whether it would be supported or not. The local board is in the process of setting our budgets for next financial year. At this time we have pencilled in $150,000 of capital money for this type of work. In addition to that, we have set aside $60,000 capital for community-led small build projects on an 80/20 share basis (community providing 80% of the value of the project which can include all voluntary hours, sponsored materials, and any pro bono design work, e.g.). We have also budgeted $20,000 operational expenditure for assisting with consultation and concept designs. Do think about how this might work for your aspirational projects and don’t hesitate to contact me to discuss. I can put you in touch with relevant council staff and advise on the benefit of doing a board deputation. Our annual budget will come out for public comment early next year, February-March, and will be finalised and approved by the Governing Body in June, ready to commit to projects from 1 July 2018. P.S. We have not fully committed all of this financial year’s budget for similar items, so it’s not too early to get in touch. Kind regards, Beth Houlbrooke The report can be found on-line here: http://infocouncil.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/Open/2018/08/RD_20180816_ATT_7969_EXCLUDED_WEB.htm