Waiheke Community Led Village Planning Workshop

You are invited to attend a FREE public WORKSHOP at 10am-12 noon,
Monday 7th of March at the Waiheke Sports Club, Ostend.
Be inspired to hear about a number of Community Led Planning initiatives
that can help to deliver community priorities.
Hear speakers from:

  • The TIES Team – Tamaki Inclusive Engagement Strategy
  • Flaxroots – Village planning programme
  • Campbells Bay Community Association
  • Auckland Council – community engagement team

To RSVP email OORRAssociation@gmail.com.

See website www.flaxroots.org.nz for info on ‘community led planning’.
This event has been endorsed by the Waiheke Local Board.

Intro to speakers at the Waiheke community led Village planning workshop.

Tamaki Inclusive Engagement Strategy (TIES)
Tess Liew   Community Projects Manager, Ka Mau Te Wero Charitable Trust, member of the TIES Team,

Who we are and why we came together
The TIES Team is a group of community contributors who came together in 2008 to explore better ways of working together across the Tamaki communities of Glen Innes, Point England and Panmure, and with government and interested others. Our initiative responded to the government-led Tamaki Transformation Programme.
We forged a parallel process to develop community-led proposals for respectful and effective engagement with Tamaki communities, leading to the publication of our book entitled: Creating TIES that strengthen. TIES Team coauthors are: Frances Hancock, Tess Liew, Puamiria Maaka, Alfred Ngaro and Neil Darragh, Bruce Forbes, Mike
Ikilei, Tara Joe, Kathryn Scott, Georgie Thompson, Bob Wakefield.
What is TIES?
The Tamaki Inclusive Engagement Strategy (TIES) promotes the active participation of Tamaki communities in
any decisions affecting their future. Grounded in a principle-based approach, TIES offers a framework and practical
tools to help guide good engagement with Tamaki communities.

Flaxroots Village Planning: Northshore Council of Social Services
Joel Umali – Village Planning Project Coordinator, North Shore Council of Social Services

What is Flaxroots?
Flaxroots puts communities in the driving seat in deciding how to improve their neighbourhoods. Communities take charge of developing a vision for their neighbourhood and partnering with local government to make it happen. The shared vision is translated into community action plans which summarise the goals and aspirations of the
community. Flaxroots is a community-led planning initiative that actively engages communities on issues and plans affecting their local areas. It harnesses the community’s interest in solving local problems , contributing fresh ideas and increasing voluntary effort to generate these new local solutions.
The project takes inspiration from the award winning village planning programme of Porirua city. Programme obtained funding for the Community Development Scheme managed by the Department of Internal Affairs – (charged with the monitoring The Local Govt Act 2002). Project Coordinator Joel Umali.

Campbells Bay Community Association
Max Thomson, spokesperson, Campbells Bay Community Association
Undertaking a Village Plan supported by “Flaxroots”.

New Library and Service Centre at the Local Board

There is a receptive climate in the new council for taking another look at the library/service centre project- the mayor’s liaison has said that they are willing to open up the issue to ensure that Waiheke gets the most appropriate solution for its community. It is not a matter of taking what someone is willing to give because we might not get anything at all.

Colin Beardon will be petitioning the local board to pursue a 6-month moratorium on the proposed project to enable the community to look at the possibilities and engage in substantive consultation.

Please try to attend the Local Board meeting this Monday, 17th Jan at 4pm to give support to this effort to secure a library that works for Waiheke.

Millie Watkins

Waiheke Local Board Inauguration Gallery

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