The document, “Our Future Avondale” was completed last month by Motu Design, following a series of public workshops held last year and other modes of garnering local ideas.
The purpose of the vision document is to provide Avondale with a clear voice on what is currently important to us for our future. It can help designers and decision makers to better understand our community’s aspirations when new development is being planned. It also provides the opportunity for new community-led initiatives to be identified, and existing organisations to know that they have support and interest from the wider community.
The timing of the document’s completion could not be better with politicians now vying for the opportunity to represent us. Let’s hope they pay close attention.
Here’s a summary of the components of that vision that is packed with lots of detail and great ideas:
Ngā Ara Whau Our Avondale is the gateway to the Whau, safe, friendly and easy for everyone to get around
Hauora Good health and wellbeing for ourselves, families and communities.
Kotahitanga Our town is for us all. Great for meeting people, recreation and shopping, with a growing range of jobs, activities and services.
Taiao Our land, waterways and natural environment are protected, restored and ecologically strengthened.
Mahi Toi We are creative in what we do and how we do it.
Mana We respect and celebrate the achievements of our people, places and histories.
Our Future Avondale document was facilitated by Motu Design and enabled by Whau Local Board funding. It is supported by Avondale Community Action and other community groups.
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