$45k was granted to local organisations and projects
$45,000 community grants up to $3,000 each allocated to 18 local and 14 other organisations. Kay Thomas, WLB Chair says “I’m always really pleased when we get to approve grants for so many different types of organisations and projects. It’s a good reminder that there is lots of good work that goes on right here in our area.”
Presentations on the Regional Land Transport Plan. Warren Piper promoted establishing a park and ride in New Lynn. Jessica Rose promoted a mode shift to more pedestrian and cycle friendly streets using St Georges Rd as an example. Kay Thomas and Fasitua Amosa argued against the loss of road safety funding. The Veronica Ave pedestrian crossing remains elusive.
WLB and 20 other Local Boards presented to the Governing Body in one marathon day.
The 10-year Long Term Plan. Goals include the urban Ngahere strategy (tree cover), an aquatic centre, the Te Whau Pathway.
Adoption of the Community grants with a renewed commitment to Maori, working with business associations, implementation of the Pacific and Ethnic Peoples’ Plans, placemaking activities and expanding the Whau Arts Broker role.
WLB objected to the Whau office being closed to the public as a service centre.
WLB ranks 17 out of 21 for Local Board Member meeting attendance for the first quarter of 2021