Waiheke has consistently delivered more SLIPs projects than any other Local Board around the region.
This year's SLIPs environmental enhancement projects
Burrell Rd to Lannan Rd weed control $14k
Hekerua Zig Zag weed control $9k
Garratt Rd Accessway - weed control $10k
McKenzie Reserve planting, signage $10k
McKenzie Reserve to Coromandel Rd Track $14k
The motion to spend $57k on these SLIPs was CARRIED by four votes to one. Member Paul Walden requested that his vote against the motion be recorded.
Ideas for SLIPS (small local improvements projects) come from a variety of sources, such as:
SLIPS consists of both capital works (CAPEX) and operational (OPEX) funding. While CAPEX can be carried over into the next financial year (but only under exceptional circumstances), OPEX must be used during the financial year. If it’s not used, it’s lost and goes back into the Council pot to be spent elsewhere around the region.
One of the big learnings for me since being elected has been the amount of time it takes Council to bring any project to fruition. That is why we must have a list of possible projects ready to roll, right from the beginning of the financial year – 1 July. Thanks to the experience of our Chair, Faye Storer, we know that by getting going immediately the new financial year starts, we can deliver our projects in time and make the most of our budgets. In fact, Waiheke has consistently delivered more SLIPs projects than any other Local Board around the region.
The process is: