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.

Housing and planning

Local councils are responsible for land use planning under the Resource Management Act, which affects where and how new houses are constructed, as well as the design of cities and towns. In some areas, councils also provide housing to those who need it most.

Housing and planning

Local councils are responsible for land use planning under the Resource Management Act, which affects where and how new houses are constructed, as well as the design of cities and towns. In some areas, councils also provide housing to those who need it most.

  • Renters and homeowners get every single possible rebate, reduction, refundable, from council and supporters. In as quick as possible way.

    Implement immediately weathertightness, housing zones improvements, and expansions and building consents easily, quickly, efficiently.

    Support local land supply and local zoning applications for locals and adjoining neighbourhoods as expansion and growth increase and develop.

  • Introduce 'inclusionary zoning' to incentivise housing affordability subject to appropriate targeting.

    Ensure effective resourcing/templating of building consent process to improve turnaround time, reduce bottlenecks.

    Review with urgency government imposed intensification demands and the adequacy of the 'qualifying matters' provisions.

  • Simplify the Resource Management Act and the flow on regulatory obligations, to make building or renovating a home, more affordable.

    Stop selling off council owned land and properties and begin to utilise that never to be replaced asset, and build affordable homes for the needy.

    Consider introducing a 1% of CV levy on empty homes, to create more rental or home ownership opportunities. Auckland has about 40,000 empty homes.

  • Commit to zero extension of the urban footprint in the green field areas.

    Encourage intensification of existing suburban areas and conversion of commercial to residential within 1km of existing transport hubs.

    Commit to prioritising investment in maintenance and upgrades to infrastructure that serves the areas we intensify.

  • Identify key areas for high density development near public transport and business hubs.

    Establish a requirement for green spaces to be included in the development of suburbs and higher density communities.

    Reduce special character areas to allow more development close to the city center.

  • Preservation and protection of existing urban parks and greenspaces. They must not be sold.

    Support continued housing intensification where appropriate. There must already be supporting infrastructure capacity and transport choices.

    Protect free local suburban town centre parking where practical.

  • Introduce 'inclusionary zoning' to incentivise housing affordability.

    Ensure effective resourcing of building consent process to improve turnaround time.

    Review government imposed intensification demands and the adequacy of the 'qualifying matters' provisions.

  • Renters and homeowners get every single possible rebate, reduction, refundable, from council and supporters. In as quick as possible way.

    Implement immediately weathertightness, housing zones improvements, and expansions and building consents easily, quickly, efficiently.

    Support local land supply and local zoning applications for locals and adjoining neighbourhoods as expansion and growth increase and develop.

  • Introduce 'inclusionary zoning' to incentivise housing affordability subject to appropriate targeting.

    Ensure effective resourcing/templating of building consent process to improve turnaround time, reduce bottlenecks.

    Review with urgency government imposed intensification demands and the adequacy of the 'qualifying matters' provisions.

  • Simplify the Resource Management Act and the flow on regulatory obligations, to make building or renovating a home, more affordable.

    Stop selling off council owned land and properties and begin to utilise that never to be replaced asset, and build affordable homes for the needy.

    Consider introducing a 1% of CV levy on empty homes, to create more rental or home ownership opportunities. Auckland has about 40,000 empty homes.

  • Commit to zero extension of the urban footprint in the green field areas.

    Encourage intensification of existing suburban areas and conversion of commercial to residential within 1km of existing transport hubs.

    Commit to prioritising investment in maintenance and upgrades to infrastructure that serves the areas we intensify.

  • Identify key areas for high density development near public transport and business hubs.

    Establish a requirement for green spaces to be included in the development of suburbs and higher density communities.

    Reduce special character areas to allow more development close to the city center.

  • Preservation and protection of existing urban parks and greenspaces. They must not be sold.

    Support continued housing intensification where appropriate. There must already be supporting infrastructure capacity and transport choices.

    Protect free local suburban town centre parking where practical.

  • Introduce 'inclusionary zoning' to incentivise housing affordability.

    Ensure effective resourcing of building consent process to improve turnaround time.

    Review government imposed intensification demands and the adequacy of the 'qualifying matters' provisions.

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