The new Whau Local Board was inaugurated last month. Tracy Mulholland was elected as the new chair, and Susan Zhu was elected deputy chair. Other members are Derek Battersby, Catherine Farmer, Duncan MacDonald, Te’eva Matafai and David Whitley.
“I am honored to be elected to the Whau Local Board and to be chosen as the chairperson. I am also very pleased that the board has very capable members to represent you, our community,” says Tracy.
“Over this term the board will advance the regeneration of Avondale, including a new multi-purpose community facility. We will advocate for better transport options, such as pathways for walking and cycling, including the Te Whau Pathway, as we need to reduce congestion on our roads.
“We’ll support more affordable housing, initiatives to improve our environment and to help the arts flourish. We also want to support and celebrate the diverse cultures in the Whau.
“Early next year, we will be speaking with our community to develop the next Whau Local Board plan. It will be our community’s vision for the next three years. I look forward to the many conversations to come.”