The Parnell Business Association and Parnell Community Committee are reaching out to the local community for Parnell residents who are interested in standing as a candidate for the Waitematā Local Board for the next term.
Here are the reasons why:-
The next local election is in October 2019. As part of this process, not only will the Mayor and Councillors stand for election, but also members of the Local Boards. Parnell is part of the Waitematā Local Board. There are likely to be 3-4 vacancies on the Waitematā Local Board which covers an expansive inner city area encompassing the central city and several fringe suburbs. Inadequate representation from this side of the city could result in our specific needs being overlooked.
The Parnell Plan: The local business and residential community have, over the past 6-8 months, been working together with several other stakeholder groups in Parnell to contribute to a community driven and council supported ‘local area plan’ for Parnell. It is intended that this plan, when published, will serve as a framework to guide council and delivery partners to work together to improve accessibility and connections, upgrade community facilities and parklands, improve infrastructure and support businesses to thrive.
We need a champion for Parnell on the Waitematā Local Board and are reaching out to the electorate for suitable candidates to stand for election so that we may have a voice at this important local level of council.
We are holding a public meeting on the 7th of May at the Jubilee Building, 545 Parnell Rd, in which interested candidates can present themselves and then still have time to prepare for the formal application process.
(If this sounds like you, please register your interest to present at the public meeting with Cheryl@parnell.net.nz)
Formal Candidate nominations open on 19 July and close on 16 August 2019. Link to council site with comprehensive info is here.