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Warkworth 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, such as at Ahuroa School, on Pakiri Road from Leigh to the Sawmill, Mahurangi East Road from the Gull Station to the new development, and Albert Road to SH1 along Hudson Road.
    • 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 Whangateau and Puhoi Villages such as driver feedback signs and additional road markings.
    • Extend the Omaha community’s walking and cycling options by constructing the Omaha Drive footpath from Broadlands Drive to the Community Centre.

 

Non-budget / Advocacy

    • Empower and encourage communities to raise their road maintenance and safety issues in a constructive manner, and ensure they are listened to, such as identifying sections of road used heavily by stock trucks, milk tankers, logging trucks, and slow moving farm vehicles, for interim functional improvements where sealing is some time off.
    • Lift the level of communication with Auckland Transport by convening a community liaison group to aide communication and limit disruptions during the sealing of Ahuroa Road.
    • Make Warkworth township more age-friendly by working with Auckland Transport to improve accessibility for elderly pedestrians and mobility impaired.

 



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

    • Help secure Warkworth township’s future as a character village while allowing for appropriate growth by carrying out a Centre Plan.
    • Create a multisport facility that’s fit for the future by progressing the development of the Warkworth Showgrounds in consultation with the community.
    • Respond to visitor demand by constructing new toilets and changing rooms at William Fraser Reserve, Omaha Beach.
    • Respond to the recreation needs of active and younger people by upgrading the Snells Beach skate park in consultation with local youth and skaters.


Non-budget / Advocacy

    • Work towards a solution for traffic congestion by continuing to advocate to NZTA and central government for the reconstruction of the Hill Street intersection as soon as possible.
    • Advocate for funding to expand the Warkworth Library and to create a new civic space in Baxter Street with multi-purpose community buildings including meeting and shop front space for the Rodney Local Board.
    • 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

    • Relieve parking congestion in Warkworth by building a park-n-ride at the Atlas Site between Kowhai Park and the Warkworth Showgrounds to create a new transport hub. This will ease pressure in Warkworth township for commuter parking and bus congestion, and provide for overflow parking for the Showgrounds during busy events and sports weekends.
    • Expand the public transport network to service Leigh and Puhoi by exploring options either through Auckland Transport or as part of the Transport Targeted Rate when funds become available.
    • Offer recreational, visitor and commuting options by supporting the completion of walking and cycling connections from Snells Beach to Warkworth, and from the Showgrounds to the Cement Works.

Non-budget / Advocacy

    • Work with the school bus network providers to request a new route from Puhoi to West Coast Road, re-routing in a loop from Puhoi to Mahurangi College via Ahuroa School. This would remove congestion at Puhoi village and allow pickups en route, creating safety improvements and time savings for buses and parents alike.
    • 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 where community groups are ready to implement them.
    • Clean up water quality in our streams and harbours by supporting environmental and community groups such as Awa Matakana and Whangateau Harbour Care, with riparian fencing and planting.

Non-budget / Advocacy

    • Improve the ability of the Mahurangi River to flush itself by advocating for further funding to continue its dredging programme.
    • 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.
    • Support the establishment of a Business Improvement District for Warkworth if supported by a majority of businesses.

 

Non-budget / Advocacy 

    • Protect and promote of heritage sites in Warkworth through supporting applications for regional grants.