Auckland Council

Albany Ward
The Auckland Council makes strategic decisions for Auckland on public transport, urban planning, environmental protection and other big issues. The council provides funding to local boards to provide public services in their areas, and manages council-controlled organisations which provide infrastructure, such as public transport, water and sewerage. The councillors and mayor make up the governing body, which shares governance of Auckland Council with the 21 local boards. The governing body is made up of 20 councillors plus the mayor. Councillors are elected to represent wards (areas in Auckland). Two councillors will be elected from your ward. This is a first past the post (FPP) election, so you vote by ticking the name of your preferred candidate on your ballot paper. Compare the candidates and their policies to decide who to vote for in the Auckland Council election.

Climate change and resilience

Climate change poses a huge challenge for communities as more frequent extreme weather events require us to rethink how we live and where. Local authorities are at the forefront of efforts to respond, with responsibilities for environmental planning and regulation, as well as civil defence. Many councils have plans to reduce emissions in their area and are working to help their communities adapt to a warming world.

Climate change and resilience

Climate change poses a huge challenge for communities as more frequent extreme weather events require us to rethink how we live and where. Local authorities are at the forefront of efforts to respond, with responsibilities for environmental planning and regulation, as well as civil defence. Many councils have plans to reduce emissions in their area and are working to help their communities adapt to a warming world.

  • Reinforce and implement rigorous climate change daily living plan with Aucklanders. With Aucklanders' input, approval and involvement.

    Strengthen up, sturdy up our Auckland civil defence strategies to be more robust, applicable, stronger and simpler to implement locally.

    Substantiate workable, realistic doable Aucklander reduction actions in greenhouse gas emissions, affordably, and easily and efficiently.

  • Increase patronage on the public transport network by building additional capacity at 'Park and Ride' bus facilities.

    Improve the reliability and frequency of our ferry services, which includes weekend sailings.

    Raise awareness and community preparedness for natural disasters, such as what to do when the tsunami siren is activated.

  • Cancel the nonsense 'climate change' action plan, costing $1,000 million over the next 10 years, for a 1% reduction in vehicle emissions.

    Co-ordinate and support first responders with training and resources so they can cohesively deal with civil defence situations as they arise.

    Ensure that Auckland City can realistically meet earthquake strengthening regulations, without hamstringing the city's ability to function.

  • Collaborate actively with businesses and community to lead emissions reduction, with view to reducing emissions faster and on a greater scale.

    Increase access to electric vehicles including cars, buses and ferries.

    Emphasise behavioural change imperative and incentivise population for rapid take-up.

  • Follow the science in making decisions, prioritising solutions for local issues.

    Act on the science to manage and where possible resist rising sea levels to preserve today's population's existing living situation.

    Insist council shows where science indicates it's safe to build and adjust planning and consenting to build away from future trouble spots.

  • Collaborate actively with businesses/community to lead emissions reduction to reduce emissions faster, bigger, more economically.

    Increase access and uptake of electric vehicles including cars, bikes, buses and ferries.

    Emphasize a behavioural change imperative to reduce emissions and incentivise for rapid take-up.

  • Commit to and advocate for changes that reduce carbon emissions drastically.

    Upgrade water systems infrastructure to minimise the effects of flooding and sea level rise.

    Improve reliability and frequency of public transport systems to reduce private transport use and reduce emissions.

  • Reinforce and implement rigorous climate change daily living plan with Aucklanders. With Aucklanders' input, approval and involvement.

    Strengthen up, sturdy up our Auckland civil defence strategies to be more robust, applicable, stronger and simpler to implement locally.

    Substantiate workable, realistic doable Aucklander reduction actions in greenhouse gas emissions, affordably, and easily and efficiently.

  • Increase patronage on the public transport network by building additional capacity at 'Park and Ride' bus facilities.

    Improve the reliability and frequency of our ferry services, which includes weekend sailings.

    Raise awareness and community preparedness for natural disasters, such as what to do when the tsunami siren is activated.

  • Cancel the nonsense 'climate change' action plan, costing $1,000 million over the next 10 years, for a 1% reduction in vehicle emissions.

    Co-ordinate and support first responders with training and resources so they can cohesively deal with civil defence situations as they arise.

    Ensure that Auckland City can realistically meet earthquake strengthening regulations, without hamstringing the city's ability to function.

  • Collaborate actively with businesses and community to lead emissions reduction, with view to reducing emissions faster and on a greater scale.

    Increase access to electric vehicles including cars, buses and ferries.

    Emphasise behavioural change imperative and incentivise population for rapid take-up.

  • Follow the science in making decisions, prioritising solutions for local issues.

    Act on the science to manage and where possible resist rising sea levels to preserve today's population's existing living situation.

    Insist council shows where science indicates it's safe to build and adjust planning and consenting to build away from future trouble spots.

  • Collaborate actively with businesses/community to lead emissions reduction to reduce emissions faster, bigger, more economically.

    Increase access and uptake of electric vehicles including cars, bikes, buses and ferries.

    Emphasize a behavioural change imperative to reduce emissions and incentivise for rapid take-up.

  • Commit to and advocate for changes that reduce carbon emissions drastically.

    Upgrade water systems infrastructure to minimise the effects of flooding and sea level rise.

    Improve reliability and frequency of public transport systems to reduce private transport use and reduce emissions.

Auckland Council - Find Candidates
Auckland Council - Find Candidates