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.

Environment and biodiversity

Protecting the environment and managing natural resources is a key responsibility of regional councils. Regional councils are often also involved in pest control and resource management.

Environment and biodiversity

Protecting the environment and managing natural resources is a key responsibility of regional councils. Regional councils are often also involved in pest control and resource management.

  • Continue our record investment in track upgrades and cleaning stations in our reserves to protect our kauri and other significant trees.

    Increase pest and weed eradication, continue to support volunteer orgs; Pest Free Kaipātiki, Pupuke Birdsong and Restoring Takarunga Hauraki etc.

    Reduce waste to landfill. Continue our rollout of community recycling centres. Back product stewardship schemes and a container return scheme.

  • Continue supporting eco-volunteer and environmental monitoring funding.

    Ensure contractors support volunteer groups (not counteract them as is currently happening!)

    Support local people to be informed and take action to protect their local environment rather than be stymied by council processes.

  • Make our beaches swimmable and streams run clean, create community food gardens, bush tracks, coastal walkways and restore the tree canopy.

    Protect productive soils from development to ensure our food basket land remains available to sustain Aucklanders now and into the future.

    Progress work to apply for World Heritage Site status for our Tūpuna Maunga (ancestral mountains), volcanic cones of Tāmaki.

  • Improve bush tracks and access, fund environment education and support volunteers and restoration plans, including the Ngahere Forest Strategy.

    Increase funding to pest plant and pest animal management: manage contracts, strengthening volunteer support and community funding.

    Ensure pollution prevention to improve water quality, through education, monitoring and enforcement.

  • Enhance the rodent pest control programme further by growing the community trapping plans so greater coverage across Auckland is achieved.

    Use resources of Auckland Council to push for greater implementation of the polluter pay principle for the reduction of harmful substances.

    Request that Auckland Council has a far more enhanced organisation for dealing with illegal pollution spills responses in a more timely way.

  • Continue to support and Fund Pest Free Kaipātiki activities.

    Reduce air pollution by removing congestion by prohibiting cars in certain areas and banned all wood and coal burners by 2023.

    Implement a similar approach used by Tauranga City Council to significantly reduce landfill waste through active engagement and education.

  • Continue our record investment in track upgrades and cleaning stations in our reserves to protect our kauri and other significant trees.

    Increase pest and weed eradication, continue to support volunteer orgs; Pest Free Kaipātiki, Pupuke Birdsong and Restoring Takarunga Hauraki etc.

    Reduce waste to landfill. Continue our rollout of community recycling centres. Back product stewardship schemes and a container return scheme.

  • Continue supporting eco-volunteer and environmental monitoring funding.

    Ensure contractors support volunteer groups (not counteract them as is currently happening!)

    Support local people to be informed and take action to protect their local environment rather than be stymied by council processes.

  • Make our beaches swimmable and streams run clean, create community food gardens, bush tracks, coastal walkways and restore the tree canopy.

    Protect productive soils from development to ensure our food basket land remains available to sustain Aucklanders now and into the future.

    Progress work to apply for World Heritage Site status for our Tūpuna Maunga (ancestral mountains), volcanic cones of Tāmaki.

  • Improve bush tracks and access, fund environment education and support volunteers and restoration plans, including the Ngahere Forest Strategy.

    Increase funding to pest plant and pest animal management: manage contracts, strengthening volunteer support and community funding.

    Ensure pollution prevention to improve water quality, through education, monitoring and enforcement.

  • Enhance the rodent pest control programme further by growing the community trapping plans so greater coverage across Auckland is achieved.

    Use resources of Auckland Council to push for greater implementation of the polluter pay principle for the reduction of harmful substances.

    Request that Auckland Council has a far more enhanced organisation for dealing with illegal pollution spills responses in a more timely way.

  • Continue to support and Fund Pest Free Kaipātiki activities.

    Reduce air pollution by removing congestion by prohibiting cars in certain areas and banned all wood and coal burners by 2023.

    Implement a similar approach used by Tauranga City Council to significantly reduce landfill waste through active engagement and education.

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