Electing 4 Board Members
No issues on file for Warrick Barrington-Nash.
- Stormwater infrastructure and education measures to catch containments before pollution of streams and waterways.
- Capitalise on North Shores role as a centre for excellence in Sport and Literature - The Millennium Institute and The Michael King Writers Centre
- Better transport systems with linkages to busway. With a new alternative Harbour crossing.
- Maintaining Parks and open space at Long Bay, Centennial, Korean Garden and Chelsea Park.
- Support for volunteers in all aspects of our community, from parks, business mentoring to welcoming and supporting our new migrants.
No issues on file for Jackie Brown.
No issues on file for Sally Cargill.
Transparent planning and cost management of the Albany Park and Ride facility. No point in a park and ride facility when there is insufficient parking. We need to ensure the efficient use of what is very expensive real estate.
Support for an additional, strategic and cost efficient crossing from the North Shore to Auckland City and to the airport. We have seen the devastation wreaked by recent earthquakes in Christchurch.
Whenuapai – we need to keep our options open for this existing valuable facility for the future. Such valuable infrastructure will be prohibitively expensive to replicate in the future.
Smart measures to facilitate the smooth flow of traffic on our motorways.
- Value for money for ratepayers. Commonsense and balance required.
- Support for the continued revitalization of Browns Bay, Torbay and Mairangi Bay villages, our beachfronts and business communities.
Health of our waterways and local bird life.
- Education – support and recognition of the value of our local educational institutions, and ensuring that their aspirations are supported by councils.
- Building consent process – a friendlier and more constructive approach to be fostered for users.
No issues on file for Laurie Conder.
No issues on file for David Cooper.
- The arguments for a second harbour crossing have centred largely on the need to relieve our commuter woes. That is the everyday issue affecting North Shore residents, but a far more threatening and compelling concern is the strategic vulnerability of relying on one aging, and already inadequate, north-south transport route to our ports, railways and vital social services.
The truth is North Shore City is far too reliant on a single harbour crossing. Don’t think disaster can’t happen – it can and, in other parts of the world, has. I strongly support the need to get a second harbour crossing under way immediately. It will take a decade of careful planning and construction -- but will not avert the transport crisis already at hand. In the short-term we need to continue to provide more effective public transport solutions such as the bus-way.
I freely admit the problems associated with financing the project, and the potential social dislocation, are daunting, but the prospects of failing to act now, are more disturbing. We must find the political will to see it through.
- We have a unique opportunity to greatly enhance the Browns Bay commercial area and beachfront, and perhaps more importantly, to construct something of social significance for future generations.
The Browns Bay Centre Plan, which was adopted by Council last term, is a vision for the revitalisation of the Browns Bay commercial and beachfront area -- in a way that will be compatible with the public beach reserve. The work on developing the Boardwalk along the beachfront is complete but some key directions still need to be determined.
I firmly believe that we need to bring together landowners, residents and Council, in partnership, to once and for all find consensus over the future form of what is effectively the “jewel in the Bays’ crown”.
- While I was in the United States recently, I spent a pleasant northern summer evening listening to live music under the stars at Louisville (about halfway between Boulder and Denver, Colorado).
Historic downtown Louisville is the location of a street faire that will runs Fridays, June through August. Local and national bands are featured, along with a great selection of food vendors, artisans and children’s activities. Tents are provided for inclement weather, making this a rain or shine event. The faire runs from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. with music beginning at 6:00 p.m.
What a great way to get the whole community involved - and what a great opportunity for some of our Bays to follow, particularly Browns Bay. One of the things I would like to encourage as a member of the Hibiscus Bays Local Board.
- Another interesting debate is about where a new Community Swimming pool should be located - North Harbour Stadium or Massey University.
This was an issue back during my previous term on Council and at that time I did consider the option of using the Massey site as one worthy of further investigation.
However once again we have a council that gets too tied up in process instead of getting on with the job. The three (or is it more) reports costing close to $1,000,000 that have been considered by this council appear to indicate that the Stadium site is the best for any pool complex.
I accept that and our councillors should now get on with the job of planning and building this much needed facility that has been talked about in East Coast Bays for some 20 years now.
The Stadium has many advantages as a site for such a facility and I for one will be putting my support behind delivering this project.
No issues on file for Toby Hutton.
No issues on file for Bob Jones.
No issues on file for Alan McCulloch.
Containing rates and the need for the new Council to spend money wisely. Commited to a city we can afford to live in
Ensuring the new local boards have full functions, powers and funding to service local communities at a local level
- SPATIAL PLAN:
Developing the required spatial plan or blueprint for how our region should develop in the future , in a way that has buy in from our many diverse communities and in a way that allows them to keep theiir unique sense of identity
- FOCUS ON THE ESSENTIALS:
Need to focus on the essentials: safe liveable communities , clean beaches and waterways ,parkland , quality employment opportunities with an excellent transportation system that allows connectivity across the region
- RAISING THE GDP AND BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES ACROSS THE AUCKLAND REGION:
For Auckland to truly be a competitive, international city we need to attract and develop quality businesses
- Work hard to ensure maximum delegation of authority from the Auckland Council to Local Boards
- Strenuously oppose any privatisation of Council assets
- Fight to ensure continued free access to public libraries, sports fields and parks
- Use his accounting knowledge and qualifications to ensure that your rates are held to affordable levels & are well spent
- Work for the continuation of hot water weed control
- Completion of the Long awaited Community pool at North Harbour Stadium
- Preservation of our local community identity within the regional governance structure
- Extension of the park n ride parking at the Albany bus station, and a willingness to advocate for improved feeder bus services around the area to facilitate the growth of the busway
- Advocate for Value for Money, Responsible Decision Making. Our property prices are among the highest in the region, meaning that we are contributing to the regional purse in a substantial way - strong voices will be needed to ensure the distribution is equitable.
- Development of community infrastructure in line with development