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
Public consultation has opened today on changes to Auckland Council’s Policy on Dogs and Dog Management Bylaw. This consultation is seeking public feedback from today until 10 May.. The council recently completed a review of its policy on dogs and related bylaws so that improvements can be made to the way dogs are managed across the region. No changes have or will be made until we hear from Aucklanders about what they think of the proposal. We’ll then look at all feedback we receive before an amended bylaw is expected to be in place later this year. The main aim of the proposed changes is to better communicate existing rules to the public, see more consistency across the region, as well as improving dog management in Auckland. Have your say Aucklanders will be able to provide feedback either by completing the online survey – or attending on of the drop-in sessions across the region: Date 13th April Time 1pm to 3pm Where Warkworth Town Hall Communications We have published an OurAuckland story today. This has been sent to media outlets and will be shared across our social media pages. We have also begun marketing activity including radio, digital and social advertisements encouraging people to have their say and find out more at aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/haveyoursay If you would like to share any of this content on your own social media or other communication channels, it would be much appreciated. Share it:https://ourauckland.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/articles/news/2019/04/have-your-say-on-auckland-s-dog-rules/ More information and contacts
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 18/19 Regional Historic Heritage Grants Programme Open for applications on Monday 4 March 2019 and close Friday 12 April 2019. It has a total value of $83,640 to distribute for FY2018/2019.
Applications are accepted from private individuals, iwi or Māori groups, community groups, trusts and other organisations who will be able to apply for a grant of up to $20,000. Potential applicants can find the grant guidelines, FAQ’s, and a link to the online application portal on the council website by searching ‘heritage funding’. The application form will be available to applicants once the grant round has opened.
The Regional Historic Heritage Grants Programme will provide grants to projects that advance historic heritage outcomes identified in the Auckland Plan, the Long-term Plan, the Auckland Unitary Plan and the Heritage Incentives Framework.
Applicants will be able to request financial assistance for projects which promote the conservation, protection and restoration of regionally significant heritage places, structures, archaeological sites, and sites of cultural and spiritual significance.
Key dates for grant applications and decisions: Grant applications open 4th March 2019 Grant applications close 12th April 2019 Decision advised 4th June 2019 Work to occur after 5th June 2019
As local boards have a key role in promoting available grants to your constituents, community networks and contacts, your support in this regard is greatly appreciated.
As well as this, staff will promote the Regional Historic Heritage Grants Programme using channels such as: • An email to identified stakeholders • Information provided through funding and heritage team networks • Auckland Council’s website • Support and guidance will be available to applicants by phone and email • A heritage grants information session will be held at the Ellen Melville Centre on Friday 8 March from 5 – 6pm.
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