1. Fair share for East Auckland

The size of a small city and growing fast, East Auckland needs investment or we will be left behind. With nearly 10% of the cities population (and growing fast), we must ensure that we get the investment required to build our future without costing us everything we have today.

  • Stop endless rates rises - ratepayers cannot be seen as an endless source of revenue for council spending.

  • Challenge reckless spending, especially vanity projects and excessive consultancy fees.

  • Ensure that core services like park maintenance is delivered consistently and reliably.

  • Battle to protect our neighbourhoods and heritage, respecting our history while we grow.

  • Making every beach swimmable by investing heavily in water quality and stormwater infrastructure.

  • Reducing the impact of flooding by preparing our streets and infrastructure to cope with increased extreme weather events brought on by climate change.

  • Taking urgent action to slow down and, where possible prevent, further soil and cliff erosion to protect our coastline green spaces and properties.

  • Continue to drive cost efficiencies throughout the council including group procurement and better alignment between departments.

  • Ensure that council is leveraging its commercial assets and businesses to maximise their revenue potential and community benefits.

  • Reduce reliance on general rates with alternative funding, including use of bonds like the highly successful Green Investment Bonds which raised $200million.

  • Advocate for rates reform at central government level to ensure that more of the revenue collected locally is made available to council (reducing reliance on rates)