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.

Freshwater

The worsening state of New Zealand’s lakes and rivers is a major challenge for regional councils, which play a leading role in managing freshwater in their areas. To this end, regional councils create plans to protect water resources from contaminants and overuse.

Freshwater

The worsening state of New Zealand’s lakes and rivers is a major challenge for regional councils, which play a leading role in managing freshwater in their areas. To this end, regional councils create plans to protect water resources from contaminants and overuse.

  • Invest to improve water quality, improve beaches, and improve coastal infrastructure to protect against flooding and erosion.

    Enable pollution prevention, strengthen enforcement, improve infrastructure and waste management to ensure clear waterways.

    Invest in zero waste initiatives: support community partners, eg Kaipātiki Project and our community centres with recycle cafes and education.

  • Work to improve the runoff from private properties into creeks, and streams, so that beach water quality is improved.

    Work with local communities to increase the planting of trees and ground cover to help reduce the sediment and pollutant runoff.

    Increase the areas of wetlands to assist in filtering the water runoff from residential properties.

  • Increase efforts to monitor water quality of fresh water sources near large scale housing and infrastructure development sites.

    Monitor the impact of the level of pesticides and fertilizers used in agriculture through mandatory reporting by the supply chain.

    Set biodiversity targets including monitoring of vulnerable species including removal of unwanted pests and contaminants in specific sites.

  • Oppose Three Waters reform including stormwater assets and management, being inextricably linked to land-use planning functions of council.

    Make green infrastructure mainstream, with rain gardens, rainwater tanks, urban wetlands, green walls and roofs and permeable surfaces.

  • Support the use of rainwater retention tanks.

    Support the implementation of biological filtration systems at water outlets.

    Support industry education, monitoring and enforcement.

  • Upgrade our infrastructure to reduce leaks and overflows. Continue to increase building site compliance to reduce sediment in our waterways.

    Daylight streams and build more blue-green infrastructure, like our Te Ara Awataha Northcote Greenway for biodiversity and better water quality.

    Implement Auckland's Water Strategy which I led as Environment and Climate Change Committee Chair and received support from community and council.

  • Invest to improve water quality, improve beaches, and improve coastal infrastructure to protect against flooding and erosion.

    Enable pollution prevention, strengthen enforcement, improve infrastructure and waste management to ensure clear waterways.

    Invest in zero waste initiatives: support community partners, eg Kaipātiki Project and our community centres with recycle cafes and education.

  • Work to improve the runoff from private properties into creeks, and streams, so that beach water quality is improved.

    Work with local communities to increase the planting of trees and ground cover to help reduce the sediment and pollutant runoff.

    Increase the areas of wetlands to assist in filtering the water runoff from residential properties.

  • Increase efforts to monitor water quality of fresh water sources near large scale housing and infrastructure development sites.

    Monitor the impact of the level of pesticides and fertilizers used in agriculture through mandatory reporting by the supply chain.

    Set biodiversity targets including monitoring of vulnerable species including removal of unwanted pests and contaminants in specific sites.

  • Oppose Three Waters reform including stormwater assets and management, being inextricably linked to land-use planning functions of council.

    Make green infrastructure mainstream, with rain gardens, rainwater tanks, urban wetlands, green walls and roofs and permeable surfaces.

  • Support the use of rainwater retention tanks.

    Support the implementation of biological filtration systems at water outlets.

    Support industry education, monitoring and enforcement.

  • Upgrade our infrastructure to reduce leaks and overflows. Continue to increase building site compliance to reduce sediment in our waterways.

    Daylight streams and build more blue-green infrastructure, like our Te Ara Awataha Northcote Greenway for biodiversity and better water quality.

    Implement Auckland's Water Strategy which I led as Environment and Climate Change Committee Chair and received support from community and council.

Auckland Council - Find Candidates
Auckland Council - Find Candidates