What the Council does for us

What the Auckland Council does for us 


Auckland Council is the local government organisation with responsibility for Point Chevalier. It was established on 1 November 2010 to replace the previous Auckland City Council, Auckland Regional Council and the other local government councils of the Auckland region, and Community Boards. Check out its website on www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz where you can find out more about the Council’s responsibilities and structures.

Auckland Council is responsible for the three waters services (water supply, wastewater, stormwater), transport, parks and community facilities, and management of the natural and built environment, Local Boards have been established to manage local issues. Point Chevalier is in the Albert Eden Local Board area. See http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/AboutCouncil/LocalBoards/AlbertEdenlocalboard/Pages/home.aspx for further details about Albert Eden Local Board members and activities, including meeting minutes.

Liaison with Community - Point Chevalier Community Committee

The Point Chevalier Community Committee was established in 1973 under the auspices of the now-disestablished  Auckland City Council. The Committee acts to represent the interests of, and be an advocate for, the Point Chevalier community. Its activities include liaison with the Council, Council Controlled Organisations (such as Watercare and Auckland Transport), the Albert Eden Local Board and other organisations. Over recent years the Committee has been involved in heritage planning, development issues, transport and environmental management, and parks and town centre management.

The Point Chevalier Community Committee meets on the 3rd Monday of each month at 7.30pm in the Point Chevalier Community Centre at 18 Huia Road. Members of the community and other stakeholders are welcome to attend these meetings.. 

Contact details for the Point Chevalier Community Committee are:
PO Box 44085, Pt Chevalier.  
Murray Cameron, Chairman, 846 1721 

Strategy

The wider strategic issues for the Council are described at the www.itsmybackyard.co.nz website.  The specific Western Bays issues are discussed here http://www.itsmybackyard.co.nz/areaplans/western.asp Can't fault the council for keeping us informed at least

There is also  Point Chevalier Coastal Strategy which you can review

Want to make something in Point Chev better? The council might pay half...

Small local improvement projects (SLIPs) are small projects that can help to improve local surroundings or provide opportunities to the community.  These projects can be proposed by individuals, or community groups who are often in the position to identify needs and opportunities in their area.  

Examples of possible projects are: school safety travel plans, tree planting, weed removal/re-vegetation and park volunteer activities, anti-graffiti murals, community information boards, heritage walks

Operational

Point Chev Community Services Adviser
A Community Services Adviser, Sarah Cole, works Tuesday Afternoons at the Community Centre.  She very regularly updates community groups with emails about anything going on in the city that might be of interest.  Plus every three months there is a meeting of interested groups.

Contact her at 354 2041, sarah.cole@aucklandcity.govt.nz

Rubbish and Recycling
Rubbish day is Wednesday ( delayed a day after long weekends)
Recycling day is alternative Wednesdays as per this timetable
This is what can go in your recycling bin

Graffiti
The Council offers a free graffiti removal service, subject to some conditions.  Other advice on graffiti on the same page.

Grass Verge mowing
This occurs monthly - find out when yours will be done next here

The Library is fantastic so do take advantage of it - not just books but free internet, magazines, CDs and very very helpful staff.

It's in our neighbourhood and the Annual Passes(Friends of the Zoo) are great value.

While some of it seems a bit tired, there is some really great stuff and the Annual Pass (MOTAT Mate) is ridiculously cheap

Recreation Centres
The closest council recreation centre (run with the YMCA) is at 773 New North Rd

Swimming Pools
The closest pool is the Mt Albert Aquatic Centre 

Pt Chev Beach Water Quality
You can search for the latest test results here.  Results for the 2008-09 season are here

Boat ramps
There is only one, at the end of Oliver St

Noise
Noise pollution is controlled by the Council - here are the rules

Dogs
This sign has recently been erected




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