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.

Utilities and services

Councils are responsible for a wide range of utilities and services that we all rely on, from rubbish and recycling to street cleaning. Councils are currently also responsible for managing waste water, storm water and drinking water infrastructure – the ‘Three Waters’. But that may be about to change, with central government seeking to shift the delivery of Three Waters services to four new larger entities, which could borrow enough to upgrade the country’s water infrastructure.

Utilities and services

Councils are responsible for a wide range of utilities and services that we all rely on, from rubbish and recycling to street cleaning. Councils are currently also responsible for managing waste water, storm water and drinking water infrastructure – the ‘Three Waters’. But that may be about to change, with central government seeking to shift the delivery of Three Waters services to four new larger entities, which could borrow enough to upgrade the country’s water infrastructure.

  • Continue to service rubbish and recycling as per usual, along with street cleaning on a more regular basis.

    Ensure there are regular checks by council staff, at parks and beaches, so that irresponsible owners of dogs clean up their dogs droppings.

    Resist the undemocratic deception of co-governance of drinking water supply, wastewater and sewerage (sometimes called 'Three Waters').

  • Identify and solve illegal connections in wastewater to keep our waterways and beaches clean.

    Specify areas for pet walking, and license animals to protect biodiversity and pet responsibility.

    Enhance street and footpath cleaning mechanisms to get paths, roads, and cycleways safe for use.

  • Actively oppose Three Waters reforms. Continue substantial investment in wastewater upgrades and storm water infiltration programmes.

    Future proof utility upgrades to avoid repeat works at same locations.

    Incentivise home composting and food scraps processing. Reduce commercial waste through re-use and re-purposing.

  • Fully support Three Waters and support central government because Auckland leads the way for many New Zealanders and help lesser fortunate.

    Reassign ram raiders and criminals for street cleaning and rubbish collection as free remedial work – community consequential responsibility.

    Reduce all costs for all pet owners and reduce all animal control and dog licensing fees to encourage pet ownership.

  • Stop the proposed Three Waters reforms.

    Increase focus on core council business emphasising quality and delivery with proactive accountability monitoring for contractors.

    Expand council rubbish and recycling collection to all urban areas within Auckland.

  • Oppose Three Waters. Watercare is mostly effective and is ours. Take the Three Waters money and create an infrastructure bank.

    Review performance management of cleaning and maintenance contractors and ensure local boards have maximum control in their regions.

    Rationalise rubbish and recycling collection policies so they match across the city.

  • Actively oppose Three Waters reforms. Continue substantial investment in wastewater upgrades and storm water infiltration programmes.

    Future proof utility upgrades to avoid repeat works at same locations/guidelines for cellphone tower locations.

    Incentivise home composting and food scraps home processing. Reduce commercial waste significantly through re-use and re-purposing.

  • Continue to service rubbish and recycling as per usual, along with street cleaning on a more regular basis.

    Ensure there are regular checks by council staff, at parks and beaches, so that irresponsible owners of dogs clean up their dogs droppings.

    Resist the undemocratic deception of co-governance of drinking water supply, wastewater and sewerage (sometimes called 'Three Waters').

  • Identify and solve illegal connections in wastewater to keep our waterways and beaches clean.

    Specify areas for pet walking, and license animals to protect biodiversity and pet responsibility.

    Enhance street and footpath cleaning mechanisms to get paths, roads, and cycleways safe for use.

  • Actively oppose Three Waters reforms. Continue substantial investment in wastewater upgrades and storm water infiltration programmes.

    Future proof utility upgrades to avoid repeat works at same locations.

    Incentivise home composting and food scraps processing. Reduce commercial waste through re-use and re-purposing.

  • Fully support Three Waters and support central government because Auckland leads the way for many New Zealanders and help lesser fortunate.

    Reassign ram raiders and criminals for street cleaning and rubbish collection as free remedial work – community consequential responsibility.

    Reduce all costs for all pet owners and reduce all animal control and dog licensing fees to encourage pet ownership.

  • Stop the proposed Three Waters reforms.

    Increase focus on core council business emphasising quality and delivery with proactive accountability monitoring for contractors.

    Expand council rubbish and recycling collection to all urban areas within Auckland.

  • Oppose Three Waters. Watercare is mostly effective and is ours. Take the Three Waters money and create an infrastructure bank.

    Review performance management of cleaning and maintenance contractors and ensure local boards have maximum control in their regions.

    Rationalise rubbish and recycling collection policies so they match across the city.

  • Actively oppose Three Waters reforms. Continue substantial investment in wastewater upgrades and storm water infiltration programmes.

    Future proof utility upgrades to avoid repeat works at same locations/guidelines for cellphone tower locations.

    Incentivise home composting and food scraps home processing. Reduce commercial waste significantly through re-use and re-purposing.

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