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Majority backs BID expansion1 min read

Apr 9, 2024 2 min

Majority backs BID expansion1 min read

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The team at the Onehunga Business Association: Angela Corbett, Amanda Wellgreen, Mike Tohill, Laura Hulbert and Tevita Tui’fua (photo supplied).

In a resounding victory for commercial and business interests, the dynamic business community of Onehunga has spoken loud and clear: they want a bigger and better Business Improvement District (BID).

Following an intense month-long ballot, many commercial and business owners within the mapped Onehunga area have thrown their weight behind the expansion of the BID.

Election Services, an independent company that is not associated to any interested parties, sent out the voting information via email and post at the end of February, and received the votes.

Just after noon on Tuesday, 26th March, the company announced the results – a resounding 72.5% voted yes to the expansion. Of the 200 ballots received, 145 voted yes and 55 were not in favour of the expansion.

The Onehunga Business Association spearheaded a comprehensive outreach effort in the lead-up to March, engaging with a staggering 674 businesses and landlords situated within the expansion area. This brings the total number in the BID area to just over 1,100.

As from 1st July, the boundary will shift from the current Selwyn-Galway-Grey-Neilson Streets further out to Captain Springs, Trafalgar, Beachcroft and Onehunga Harbour Road.

The town manager, Amanda Wellgreen, is delighted with the results.

More about what the expansion means for the town in the May issue.