Along with Aktive, Sport New Zealand is supporting Auckland Council and its Local Boards with plans that focus on how facility investment can enable increased participation of targeted population groups.
Auckland has unique challenges as Auckland Council continues its plans for future sport & recreation facility needs. Plans are driven by the investment priorities of Council’s Increasing Aucklanders’ Participation in Sport – Investment Plan 2019 – 2039 targeting; low socio-economic deprivation areas, tamariki and rangatahi, Māori, Asian and Pacific people, particularly women and girls or those with a disability.
Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Sport and Active Recreation Facility Plan
The Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Sport and Active Recreation Facility Plan has been completed with a commitment to support plans also being developed for Manurewa, Henderson-Massey and Otara-Papatoetoe local boards over the next three years.
The purpose of the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Sport and Active Recreation Facilities Plan (Plan) is to identify priorities for investment in sport and recreation facilities within the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board area. It does not guarantee funding support for projects but is intended to provide guidance for the local board and other funders on options for future investment.
There is a focus on how facility investment can enable increased participation of council’s target population groups:
- low socio-economic deprivation areas, of which almost all areas are high deprivation
- children and young people aged 5 – 18 years who are a high proportion of the current population
- Pacific People, a large proportion of the current and future projected population
- Asian communities (predominantly Indian in the area)– particularly young women
- women in general who make up 50% of the population.
The plan covers sport and active recreation facilities which are owned by clubs, council, not-for-profit groups, churches and schools with community access.
This Plan is driven by the investment priorities of council’s Increasing Aucklanders’ Participation in Sport – Investment Plan 2019 – 2039 and the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu Local Board Plan 2020.