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.

Jobs and economy

Many councils help support local business and economic development. Some promote tourism in their area, or provide business support services and grants.

Jobs and economy

Many councils help support local business and economic development. Some promote tourism in their area, or provide business support services and grants.

  • No rates rise in 2023, to offset inflation and living costs, caused partly by Auckland Council's excessive borrowing. Cancel Auckland petrol tax.

    Free express bus rides to and from the city centre, Monday and Friday, to encourage people to work those days in a safe, vibrant and clean city.

    Free parking at council's centrally owned venues on Saturdays, to encourage people and tourists back into Auckland's city centre and waterfront.

  • Maximise the use of existing infrastructure, making the most efficient use of what already exists by way of infrastructure provision.

    Manage council projects to ensure minimal disruption to local businesses/communities at all times.

    Provide effective pathways to youth employment, develop a strategy for youth centres and incentivise youth-based initiatives in community.

  • Commence well overdue Town Centre Improvement Plans to lift consumer patronage, community connectivity and pride.

    Ensure council assets and facilities within town centres are well maintained and utilised to create a 'destination'.

    Provide greater delegated authority to local business associations to host community events, eg land owner approvals, traffic management.

  • Support strongly retail businesses in stopping, preventing and pre-empting ram raids and assisting rebuilding of our local retail businesses.

    Restructure, re-align and re-affirm full local government support for local tourism and rebuilding restaurants, cafes and food, veg stores.

    Implement and expand with local and central government, employment opportunities for all ages, for Aucklanders from youth to baby boomers.

  • Commit to growing the Business Improvement Districts in town areas that want that support like Silverdale and Whangaparāoa and helping maintain existing ones.

    Commit to a community centre/hub for Whangaparāoa delivering strengthened capability for the entire community.

    Support fledgling business groups delivering community amenity in their areas.

  • Support local and small businesses with vibrant community events.

    Enhance public transport and pedestrian accessibility to bring more tourism to businesses.

    Beautify communities with community artwork that inspires and attracts people to key business areas.

  • Maximise the use of existing infrastructure, making more efficient use of what already exists and leveraging existing investment.

    Manage council projects to ensure minimal disruption to local businesses at all times.

    Provide effective pathways to youth employment, develop a strategy for youth centres and incentivise youth-based initiatives in community.

  • No rates rise in 2023, to offset inflation and living costs, caused partly by Auckland Council's excessive borrowing. Cancel Auckland petrol tax.

    Free express bus rides to and from the city centre, Monday and Friday, to encourage people to work those days in a safe, vibrant and clean city.

    Free parking at council's centrally owned venues on Saturdays, to encourage people and tourists back into Auckland's city centre and waterfront.

  • Maximise the use of existing infrastructure, making the most efficient use of what already exists by way of infrastructure provision.

    Manage council projects to ensure minimal disruption to local businesses/communities at all times.

    Provide effective pathways to youth employment, develop a strategy for youth centres and incentivise youth-based initiatives in community.

  • Commence well overdue Town Centre Improvement Plans to lift consumer patronage, community connectivity and pride.

    Ensure council assets and facilities within town centres are well maintained and utilised to create a 'destination'.

    Provide greater delegated authority to local business associations to host community events, eg land owner approvals, traffic management.

  • Support strongly retail businesses in stopping, preventing and pre-empting ram raids and assisting rebuilding of our local retail businesses.

    Restructure, re-align and re-affirm full local government support for local tourism and rebuilding restaurants, cafes and food, veg stores.

    Implement and expand with local and central government, employment opportunities for all ages, for Aucklanders from youth to baby boomers.

  • Commit to growing the Business Improvement Districts in town areas that want that support like Silverdale and Whangaparāoa and helping maintain existing ones.

    Commit to a community centre/hub for Whangaparāoa delivering strengthened capability for the entire community.

    Support fledgling business groups delivering community amenity in their areas.

  • Support local and small businesses with vibrant community events.

    Enhance public transport and pedestrian accessibility to bring more tourism to businesses.

    Beautify communities with community artwork that inspires and attracts people to key business areas.

  • Maximise the use of existing infrastructure, making more efficient use of what already exists and leveraging existing investment.

    Manage council projects to ensure minimal disruption to local businesses at all times.

    Provide effective pathways to youth employment, develop a strategy for youth centres and incentivise youth-based initiatives in community.

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