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.
Protect our neighbourhoods and heritage, respecting our history while we grow.
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).