Your board has also been instrumental in getting major projects off the ground, including the Franklin Road upgrade, a planned new civic space on Ponsonby Road, new sports grounds at Seddon Fields, new changing rooms in Grey Lynn park and the upgrade of Teed St in Newmarket.
We also helped secure a $5 million Council contribution to the City Mission’s HomeGround housing and social services project.
My focus on the local board has been transport. I’ve led the local board in being the first to adopt a ‘Vision Zero’ and one of the first to put in place a Greenways Plan.
Our investment in placemaking and safe, welcoming streets is paying off for businesses and for the health of the community.