Auckland Council

North Shore 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.

  • Establish a policy to incentivize low carbon or green building materials for construction, eg discounted building consent application.

    Fund and establish a policy to incentivize reduction in individual carbon footprint, eg install solar heating or upgrading to electric vehicles.

    Proactively increase flooding resilience of properties and infrastructure using available research data on extreme rainfall scenarios.

  • We must play our part for the sake of our children and implement Auckland's Climate Action Plan and Transport Emissions Pathway.

    Make climate change and environmental sustainability central to all planning and project decisions.

    Build a radically transformed modern public transport system on the Shore and across Auckland that connects us and reduces emissions.

  • Support Auckland Council working to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide gases that end up in the atmosphere.

    Give people the opportunity to move to a lifestyle where fewer greenhouse emissions are produced across the Auckland region.

    Push the Ports of Auckland to use freight trains in greater numbers to move the shipping containers that are unloaded at the Auckland port.

  • Implement Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri – Auckland's climate plan, which I led with strong support from our community and adopted unanimously by council.

    Halve emissions by 2030 and net zero by 2050. Implement our emissions reduction plan. Provide more public transport, walking and cycling options.

    Work with mana whenua and our communities to prepare and protect our coast. Build more resilient infrastructure to prevent flooding and erosion.

  • Promote an e-shuttle ride-share fleet for Auckland to respond to the needs of those who can't ride or catch buses for any reason.

    Advocate for a complete review of council's core use of concrete, asphalt, track metal (hoggin) etc.

    Promote low/no mow – identify significant areas of reserves and berms that can be managed with less or no mowing/spraying.

  • Ensure measurable climate actions plans, enable local community groups to support education and implementation at local level.

    Improve coastal management and flooding mitigation of council assets, with improved infrastructure.

    Support low-carbon fleet and improve buses, trains, ferries and council vehicles.

  • Establish a policy to incentivize low carbon or green building materials for construction, eg discounted building consent application.

    Fund and establish a policy to incentivize reduction in individual carbon footprint, eg install solar heating or upgrading to electric vehicles.

    Proactively increase flooding resilience of properties and infrastructure using available research data on extreme rainfall scenarios.

  • We must play our part for the sake of our children and implement Auckland's Climate Action Plan and Transport Emissions Pathway.

    Make climate change and environmental sustainability central to all planning and project decisions.

    Build a radically transformed modern public transport system on the Shore and across Auckland that connects us and reduces emissions.

  • Support Auckland Council working to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide gases that end up in the atmosphere.

    Give people the opportunity to move to a lifestyle where fewer greenhouse emissions are produced across the Auckland region.

    Push the Ports of Auckland to use freight trains in greater numbers to move the shipping containers that are unloaded at the Auckland port.

  • Implement Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri – Auckland's climate plan, which I led with strong support from our community and adopted unanimously by council.

    Halve emissions by 2030 and net zero by 2050. Implement our emissions reduction plan. Provide more public transport, walking and cycling options.

    Work with mana whenua and our communities to prepare and protect our coast. Build more resilient infrastructure to prevent flooding and erosion.

  • Promote an e-shuttle ride-share fleet for Auckland to respond to the needs of those who can't ride or catch buses for any reason.

    Advocate for a complete review of council's core use of concrete, asphalt, track metal (hoggin) etc.

    Promote low/no mow – identify significant areas of reserves and berms that can be managed with less or no mowing/spraying.

  • Ensure measurable climate actions plans, enable local community groups to support education and implementation at local level.

    Improve coastal management and flooding mitigation of council assets, with improved infrastructure.

    Support low-carbon fleet and improve buses, trains, ferries and council vehicles.

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