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.

Local democracy

Local government is a foundational part of our democracy. But local democracy isn’t just about holding elections every three years – it’s about the day-to-day ways people have their say in the decisions that affect us all.

Local democracy

Local government is a foundational part of our democracy. But local democracy isn’t just about holding elections every three years – it’s about the day-to-day ways people have their say in the decisions that affect us all.

  • Ensure effective accountability across the council-controlled organisations including Auckland Transport, the Tūpuna Maunga Authority and Hauraki Gulf Forum.

    Enable more local decision-making in council that is directly accountable to the community.

    Increase emphasis on efficiency and effectiveness across council operations especially as it goes to project delivery and value for money.

  • Ensure effective accountability across council CCOs including Auckland Transport, Watercare, Tipuna Maunga Authority and Hauraki Gulf Forum.

    Enable more local decision-making in council that is more directly accountable to the community.

    Increase emphasis on efficiency and effectiveness across council operations especially as it goes to project delivery and value for money.

  • Embrace the vision of NZ's national Anthem, God Defend NZ, and the call by Hoani Heke to be "all as one." Hobson agreed, "He iwi tahi taou."

    Rescind any policy that seeks to divide us as one people, New Zealanders. Council's job is to serve its ratepayers, not minority agendas.

    Introduce binding, public referendums on things like building bicycle lanes, which 82% of ratepayers don't want, costing $2000 million.

  • Ensure that there is a culture of putting the customer and ratepayer at the heart of every interaction and decision-making process.

    Build an internal appreciation within council that revenue is earned by hardworking ratepayers and expenditure must be treated with care.

    Ensure our community's submissions to consultations are taken seriously and materially impact council decision making processes.

  • Increase ethnic communities' representation and engagement and Māori representation and engagement substantially with stronger consistency.

    Council employee wages and working conditions to be improved, increased and supported because they are regular people doing a great job.

    Establish significant increase in public engagement through internal operations and resources within the established city council.

  • Introduce within three months of election a direct contact technology that allows the community direct and visible access to their councillor.

    Commit to keeping council focused on its basic deliverables as defined in law.

    Deliver the aspirations of the entire community through amenity available to all, no matter Māori, Pākehā or from elsewhere.

  • Utilise online tools and social media apps, improving youth and public engagement by reaching more community members.

    Represent diverse communities by supporting a wider range of diverse candidates and community groups.

    Focus on solutions and practical outcomes that are based on community feedback and need.

  • Ensure effective accountability across the council-controlled organisations including Auckland Transport, the Tūpuna Maunga Authority and Hauraki Gulf Forum.

    Enable more local decision-making in council that is directly accountable to the community.

    Increase emphasis on efficiency and effectiveness across council operations especially as it goes to project delivery and value for money.

  • Ensure effective accountability across council CCOs including Auckland Transport, Watercare, Tipuna Maunga Authority and Hauraki Gulf Forum.

    Enable more local decision-making in council that is more directly accountable to the community.

    Increase emphasis on efficiency and effectiveness across council operations especially as it goes to project delivery and value for money.

  • Embrace the vision of NZ's national Anthem, God Defend NZ, and the call by Hoani Heke to be "all as one." Hobson agreed, "He iwi tahi taou."

    Rescind any policy that seeks to divide us as one people, New Zealanders. Council's job is to serve its ratepayers, not minority agendas.

    Introduce binding, public referendums on things like building bicycle lanes, which 82% of ratepayers don't want, costing $2000 million.

  • Ensure that there is a culture of putting the customer and ratepayer at the heart of every interaction and decision-making process.

    Build an internal appreciation within council that revenue is earned by hardworking ratepayers and expenditure must be treated with care.

    Ensure our community's submissions to consultations are taken seriously and materially impact council decision making processes.

  • Increase ethnic communities' representation and engagement and Māori representation and engagement substantially with stronger consistency.

    Council employee wages and working conditions to be improved, increased and supported because they are regular people doing a great job.

    Establish significant increase in public engagement through internal operations and resources within the established city council.

  • Introduce within three months of election a direct contact technology that allows the community direct and visible access to their councillor.

    Commit to keeping council focused on its basic deliverables as defined in law.

    Deliver the aspirations of the entire community through amenity available to all, no matter Māori, Pākehā or from elsewhere.

  • Utilise online tools and social media apps, improving youth and public engagement by reaching more community members.

    Represent diverse communities by supporting a wider range of diverse candidates and community groups.

    Focus on solutions and practical outcomes that are based on community feedback and need.

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