PRESS RELEASE: Joint Statement on the Proposed Auckland Council Funding Cuts to Devonport-Takapuna Local Board
At a recent meeting of leaders of local Devonport organisations there was unanimous concern at the proposed Auckland Council budget cuts.
The Depot Artspace has made a submission to the draft Community Facilities Network Plan in which there is a section on Community Arts Centres.
Among the issues we raised about the draft plan were: its failure to recognise the history of these facilities – their establishment under legacy councils – and the significance to their communities; the deficits in research that have led to potentially threatening futures for some facilities; and the omission of mutual opportunities in the Council’s stated need to rationalise its resources.
We believe it’s important to protect and cherish communities and their resources.