Whau is set to receive an investment boost for the environment, transport, public facilities and future development as a result of Auckland Council’s newly agreed 10-year Budget. The $26 billion budget sets out an historic level of investment in Auckland, with transport infrastructure, environmental initiatives and other projects in line for funding to keep pace with Auckland’s growth.
Planned investment for the Whau over the next 10 years includes:
Whau Ward Councillor Ross Clow commented, “For the Whau area, I’m really pleased that we’ll be able to get the Avondale multi-purpose community centre completed within the next three years. It’s also fantastic that with $2.2 million, the Te Whau Pathway will continue its progress along the Whau River, creating an asset for commuters and for recreational use.”
Whau Local Board Chair Tracy Mulholland says, ”These are exciting times for our Whau community. Our board has been advocating strongly for an aquatic and recreation centre for the Whau and I’m happy to see funding set aside for this. Unlock Avondale will also see progress – $21million alongside other budgets has been allocated to revitalise Avondale’s town centre with great urban design, better transport connections and housing, and economic opportunities.”
Cr Clow and Chair Mulholland wish to thank everyone who provided feedback on the budget.
Editors note: The above budget figures were correct at time of writing, and were scheduled for sign-off 28 June 2018.