Henderson-Massey Local Board Update
From your elected representatives
A bright future for Massey
Henderson-Massey Local Board recently approved the funding agreement and licence for Massey Matters to occupy and manage the Massey Community Hub at 385 Don Buck Road from 1 July 2017. This will allow Massey Matters to be more visible in the community.
Board member Vanessa Neeson say:
“I know that Massey Matters is going to do some outstanding work to benefit the local community.”
Ground breaking for Westgate
Construction began recently on the new Westgate Multipurpose Community Facility.
Henderson-Massey Local Board Chair Shane Henderson says the multipurpose facility will help meet the needs of the community.
“It will be a part of a new generation of council facilities that are flexible and that provide a range of features, from a kitchen and community garden, to event and library spaces,” he says.
Waitakere Ward Councillor Linda Cooper says Westgate is a key area of development for Auckland.
“Westgate and the surrounding area are growing fast. To support this growth, we need to provide high-quality community and social facility infrastructure,” she says.
In March, Auckland Council and the government announced the Housing First Auckland programme, which aims to address homelessness across the region.
Waitākere Ward Councillor Penny Hulse, who chairs the Environment and Community Committee, says she’s excited about Housing First’s potential.
“The Housing First model is not just about getting people into homes – it’s about addressing some of the causes of homelessness by providing wrap-around support services.
“Council is working with five partners: Affinity Services, Lifewise, Auckland City Mission, LinkPeople, and here out west, trusted community organisation VisionWest,” says Cr Hulse.