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Kumeu Subdivision Objectives

Safer & Better Roads

  • Increase the rate of road sealing within Rodney by making money go further.
  • Seek solutions to improving the standards of road maintenance.
  • Provide safe pedestrian, cycle, and equestrian links across Rodney.

Budget items

  • Improve pedestrian safety and options by constructing footpaths particularly where they finish incomplete circuits and are outside schools, Huapai, Dairy Flat, Coatesville, Waimauku & Riverhead.
  • Commit to continuing the Rodney Transport Targeted Rate to complete footpaths in Kaukapakapa, Helensville, Riverhead and Muriwai.
  • Make roads through busy villages safer for non-vehicle users (walkers, cyclists, horse riders) by funding from the Community Safety Fund, road safety improvements to Helensville, Kaukapakapa, Parakai & Waimauku such as driver feedback signs, safer road crossings and additional road markings.

Non-budget / Advocacy

  • Explore ways of making the $121m road sealing budget improve more roads though implementation of road surface improvements and rehabilitation techniques that have been shown to work in improving the safety and integrity of our unsealed road network.
  • Advocate to NZTA for road safety improvements such and median barriers and other measures to be implemented from Waimauku to Helensville.
  • Advocate to NZTA for improvements in the maintenance of berms and traffic islands on SH16.
  • Advocate to NZTA for double lanes from Access Road to Taupaki Road roundabout to deal with traffic congestion.


 

Preparing for Growth

  • Lobby NZTA for improvements on our State Highways (SH1 & SH16). 
  • Ensure Rodney gets its fair share of regional spending.
  • Make town centres, parks, and facilities fit for the future.

Budget items

  • Continue to implement actions from the Kumeu Huapai Centre Plan.
  • Complete the Local Boards ‘One Local Initiative’ the Huapai Indoor Courts Facility.
  • Provide a Public Toilet in Waimauku.
  • Investigate and find budget for a replacement skate facility and pump track at the Huapai Domain.
  • Complete the Helensville Town Centre improvements plan.
  • Investigate village centre improvements for Kaukapakapa.

Non-budget / Advocacy

  • Advocate for creation of a full community hub in Huapai combining the Library, Arts Centre, Council Service Centre and Local Board office in a new fit for purpose building.
  • Consult with the community on the future of our recreational spaces, ensuring that activities such as horse riding, which is part of Rodney’s character, remains accessible.


 

Connecting Communities

  • Improve access to public transport for better connectivity throughout Rodney.
  • Lobby Central Government and Transport Agencies for an efficient public transport solution for the North West.
  • Encourage and support the growth of a recreational trail network.

Budget items

  • Investigate improvements to the public transport network in Dairy Flat, Coatesville, Huapai, Helensville.
  • Increase the frequency of the Helensville to Silverdale bus service.
  • Build Park & Rides in Kumeu & Huapai.

Non-budget / Advocacy

  • Work towards a solution for traffic congestion by continuing to advocate to NZTA and central government for a mass public transport solution for the North West, whether it is Heavy or Light Rail, or a Bus Way on SH16
  • Ensure horse riders are catered to in the development of trail networks. 



Protecting the Environment

  • Improve the quality of our harbours and waterways.
  • Encourage community initiatives for environmental sustainability.
  • Advocate for and support effective monitoring and enforcement of regulations.

Budget items

  • Improve biodiversity by funding pest management plans so community groups can access the Natural Environment Targeted Rate.
  • Clean up water quality in our streams and the Kaipara Harbour by continuing to fully fund the Healthy Harbours Fund dollar matching riparian fencing and planting on private land.
  • Investigate fund for community led historic restoration and preservation work.
  • Investigate fund for groups undertaking cat neutering.

Non-budget / Advocacy

  • Investigate opportunities to work with Iwi, Government and other agencies to improve the Kaipara Harbour.
  • Make Zero Waste a condition of all events supported by the local board via grants or permissions on our parks.


 

Working with our Community

  • Involve the community in planning for the future.
  • Guide and connect communities with council to advance local projects.
  • Support partnerships between government agencies, business, iwi, and communities to find smarter ways working together.

 

Budget items

  • Create community participation and ownership of parks and reserves by supporting volunteers to do planting, track building and maintenance.

Non-budget / Advocacy

  • Investigate a Volunteer Parks Ranger program for our larger parks such as Muriwai to allow better engagement and education of visitors.
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