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.

Housing and planning

Local councils are responsible for land use planning under the Resource Management Act, which affects where and how new houses are constructed, as well as the design of cities and towns. In some areas, councils also provide housing to those who need it most.

Housing and planning

Local councils are responsible for land use planning under the Resource Management Act, which affects where and how new houses are constructed, as well as the design of cities and towns. In some areas, councils also provide housing to those who need it most.

  • Increase urban forest canopies across the Auckland region and establish mandatory requirements for all large-scale housing development

    Simplify and lower costs of building consent process through mandatory training and certification prior to an application.

    Stop land zoning and supply in productive food production areas to future proof food supplies disruption due to natural disasters/pandemic.

  • Work with government and developers to ensure water, transport, parks and community infrastructure is in place to support the increase in housing.

    Make our city centre, town centres, and neighbourhoods safer, more vibrant and well connected. Continue to upgrade our streets and public spaces.

    Improve quality and accessibility of our housing especially as density increases. Prevent urban sprawl onto agricultural land and precious soils.

  • Enable greater height and density in proximity to rapid transit, city-centre and major centres and the ten key employment anchors.

    Introduce a plan change to embed design standards that ensure quality living environments in high density developments.

    Tackle housing affordability and security through the introduction of inclusionary zoning and strengthened residential tenancy provisions.

  • Monitor design of houses and apartments to ensure that the buildings meet good design standards and blend in with the ajoining environment.

    Ensure that new arrivals into local housing are warmly welcomed into local communities and assimulated into schools and community centres.

    Ensure that council building inspectors give the housing builders good assistance in getting the building inspections done promptly.

  • Review consent process – can freelance planners be utilised to meet surges in demand?

    Ensure new developments have diverse architecture, local community amenities, adequate green space and established trees.

  • Enable managed growth in town centres and around transport hubs, while ensure adequate infrastructure: water, electricity, public transport and internet

    Do not support unmanaged housing density without access to public transport and adequate infrastructure and forced removal of historic heritage areas.

    Retain open green space to support increased density, improve playgrounds and sporting facilities, and improve outdoor maintenance.

  • Increase urban forest canopies across the Auckland region and establish mandatory requirements for all large-scale housing development

    Simplify and lower costs of building consent process through mandatory training and certification prior to an application.

    Stop land zoning and supply in productive food production areas to future proof food supplies disruption due to natural disasters/pandemic.

  • Work with government and developers to ensure water, transport, parks and community infrastructure is in place to support the increase in housing.

    Make our city centre, town centres, and neighbourhoods safer, more vibrant and well connected. Continue to upgrade our streets and public spaces.

    Improve quality and accessibility of our housing especially as density increases. Prevent urban sprawl onto agricultural land and precious soils.

  • Enable greater height and density in proximity to rapid transit, city-centre and major centres and the ten key employment anchors.

    Introduce a plan change to embed design standards that ensure quality living environments in high density developments.

    Tackle housing affordability and security through the introduction of inclusionary zoning and strengthened residential tenancy provisions.

  • Monitor design of houses and apartments to ensure that the buildings meet good design standards and blend in with the ajoining environment.

    Ensure that new arrivals into local housing are warmly welcomed into local communities and assimulated into schools and community centres.

    Ensure that council building inspectors give the housing builders good assistance in getting the building inspections done promptly.

  • Review consent process – can freelance planners be utilised to meet surges in demand?

    Ensure new developments have diverse architecture, local community amenities, adequate green space and established trees.

  • Enable managed growth in town centres and around transport hubs, while ensure adequate infrastructure: water, electricity, public transport and internet

    Do not support unmanaged housing density without access to public transport and adequate infrastructure and forced removal of historic heritage areas.

    Retain open green space to support increased density, improve playgrounds and sporting facilities, and improve outdoor maintenance.

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