2018 has also seen the completion of several local projects for the community of the Whau, and work begun on some new ones. The sports field renewal at Sister Rene Shadbolt Park, the new playground at Craigavon Park, and the development of new plans for the small local parks in Green Bay and New Windsor are among some of the major projects funded by the Board.
The Whau Local Board is a proud supporter of the Blockhouse Bay Community Centre, the Green Bay Community House, and has recently welcomed the Glenavon Community Hub as a funded Board partner. These are spaces where locals are involved, connected and engaged in community and social activities.
We are also pleased to be a financial supporter of both the Blockhouse Bay Santa Parade run by the Blockhouse Bay Business Association, and the Christmas at the Beach event run by the combined local churches.
This year the Whau Local Board funded and supported the Maori Responsiveness Plan and the Diversity Plan for the Whau community, a first of its type for local boards. We were also an active partner in youth projects and the Whau Youth Awards via our funding of Community Waitakere.
Youth, healthy homes, heritage, public transport, economic development, an enhanced natural environment and celebrating our creative edge were some areas of focus for 2018. We also worked with Auckland Transport and Council-controlled organisations to fund and implement projects that improve our community and environment, such as footpath upgrades.
To learn more about the numerous small projects we have undertaken, or measure how well we are doing, we invite you to visit the recently developed Whau Local Board Achievements Report by searching “Whau Plans, Agreements and Reports” on Google.
Best wishes, and enjoy the festive and summer seasons.
Chair, Whau Local Board
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