The Waitemata Local Board will vote on Tuesday on a refreshed local economic development action plan for the city fringe, which has identified 18 actions, 10 of them prioritised.
The board approved its first such plan in 2014 and the replacement is intended to provide a framework to guide local economic development actions for 3-5 years.
Auckland Council local economic development strategic planner John Norman says in a report to Tuesday’s local board meeting the local economic development team at Ateed (Auckland Tourism Events & Economic Development) commissioned Business Lab to undertake the refresh on behalf of the local board.
“The refreshed plan has concentrated on the role that the local board can play in assisting & supporting economic growth within the city fringe. The actions are identified against the desired outcomes of the adopted Waitemata Local Board plan – namely thriving communities, placemaking, the natural environment, built environment, accessibility & strong economy.
The board has identified 10 actions as priorities:
- Enable a city fringe identity
- Lead space activation
- Advocate for local area plans
- Advocate for a Parnell precinct plan
- Advocate for a low carbon economy
- Advocate for minimisation of disruption
- Enable connectivity to Parnell train station
- Enable improved relationships with Auckland Transport
- Enable business intelligence, and
- Enable greater business support.
Mr Norman said that, once the refreshed plan is approved, Ateed staff would work with the board to agree which of the priority initiatives should be activated first and what budget would be required to deliver them.
Attribution: Local board agenda.