Advocacy is a fundamental service provided by the Parnell Business Association to its members and the vast number of policy documents requesting feedback reflects the continued importance of providing a strong, consistent and united voice for local business.
Auckland Council and Auckland Transport often use the business associations (BIDS) as a vehicle to disseminate information. Ideally all businesses should be represented and included. Unfortunately businesses not part of a BID are very often excluded unless they have prioritised channels of policy information, often through contracted services.
While a feedback loop and public consultations are adequately provided for via the Have your Say websites of Auckland Council and Auckland Transport, most businesses find the documentation confusing and very time consuming to respond to.
Parnell, by its very nature an important fringe suburb, will continue to face infrastructure, transport and policy challenges. Representation in the next few years will necessitate creating a balance between the needs of business and the march of progress, and getting to grips with some of the macro issues that impact on our precinct.
SUBMISSION TO THE AUCKLAND COUNCIL LONG TERM BUDGET 2021/2031 AND LOCAL BOARD PRIORITIES, (including St Georges Bay Rd). March 2021
PARNELL SUBMISSION TO AUCKLAND COUNCIL ANNUAL BUDGET, 2020/2021, March 2020.
JOINT BID SUBMISSION TO AUCKLAND COUNCIL ANNUAL BUDGET, 2020/2021, March 2020.
PARNELL – BUS STOP RELOCATION [RSU1920-154], 128 Parnell Road, June 2020.
PARNELL SUBMISSION TO ‘OUR WATER FUTURE’, April 2019.
JOINT BID SUBMISSION TO ‘OUR WATER FUTURE’, April 2019.
LETTER AYR STREET LOST PARKING, May 2019.
SUBMISSION TO TRADE WASTE BYLAW, June 2019.
SUBMISSION TO AUCKLAND’S CLIMATE CHANGE FRAMEWORK, August 2019.
THE PARNELL PLAN.
The draft version of The Parnell Plan was developed together with a team from Auckland Council’s ‘people and places’ in a series of workshops together with key stakeholder community groups as well as mana whenua. The Waitematā Local Board sponsored the consultation phase. The PBA actively participated in the workshops and took an active role in engaging as many of our members as possible to participate in the consultation feedback opportunities. This took place via our communication channels, but also group presentations and a tuk-tuk that drove around the district for a two week period, soliciting survey feedback.
Parnell has suffered from a lack of Auckland Council and CCO funding for several years and is the only city fringe precinct that, do date, has not had any kind of Local Area Plan. Thus we are ‘late in the game’ in terms of the urban treatment of competitive business and retail areas and keep on getting left behind other zones, either in the central city or city fringe zone, that are considered a more important priority.
Our submission highlighted the fact that while the consultation document captures the essence of what is needed in order to secure the prosperous future of Parnell, it is crucial that a number of infrastructure projects be funded in order to support the vision.
The final version of the Parnell Plan was launched in June 2019.
PARNELL SUBMISSION TO THE DRAFT ANNUAL BUDGET 2017/18, March 2017.
SUBMISSION PARKING CHANGES, THE STRAND, PARNELL, September 2017
SUBMISSION AUCKLAND DOMAIN MASTERPLAN, March 2016.
PARNELL SUBMISSION, PARKING MANAGEMENT PLAN, August 2016.
AUCKLAND COUNCIL BID POLICY REVIEW, August 2016
SUBMISSION, BUS STOPS THE STRAND, August 2016.
SUBMISSION ON PSYCHOACTIVE SUBSTANCES ACT 2013, February 2015.
PARNELL SUBMISSION, LONG TERM PLAN AUCKLAND COUNCIL, 2015-25, March 2015
SUBMISSION AUCKLAND ALCOHOL BAN REVIEW, April 2015.
PARNELL SUBMISSION, GLADSTONE CYCLEWAYS, November 2015.
PARNELL SUBMISSION, BUS NETWORK FOR THE CENTRAL SUBURBS, November 2015.
SUBMISSION ON PROPOSED AUCKLAND UNITARY PLAN, February 2014.
JOINT SUBMISSION LOCAL ALCOHOL POLICY, July 2014
JOINT SUBMISSION PARKING DISCUSSION DOCUMENT, July 2014.
SUBMISSION WĀITEMATA LOCAL BOARD PLAN, August 2014
SUBMISSION, PROPOSED NEW SIGNAGE BYLAW, October 2014.