Auckland Council

Waitākere 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.

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  • Prioritise completing existing roading projects/maintenance so traffic can flow which is achievable and will mitigate idling cars emissions.

    Address intensified development issues like flooding with robust infrastructure and wastewater systems that will cope into the future.

    Amalgamate civil defence, first responders and local contractors with machinery, so landslides flooding road failures are addressed in hours not weeks.

  • Strengthen civil defence emergency plan due to volcanic activity along the tectonic plate and South Pacific. East sea levels are rising.

    Electric vehicles, Paris agreement was signed by central government and should provide further financial support for voters.

    Central government to investigate ten countries drilling in Antarctica creating gas emissions. Not to be included in NZ gas emissions.

  • Commit to earthquake strengthening vulnerable infrastructure.

    Commit to improving solutions and fast tracking measures against climate change.

    Commit to working with central government and vulnerable communities in improving safeguards to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Commit council to lowering carbon emissions by doing core service maintenance right the first time, thus removing job duplication.

    Commit council to keeping stormwater infrastructure fully operational to best cope with extreme rain events.

    Work to amalgamate Auckland Civil Defence Management with the Fire Service and local First Responder network. Enable community resilience.

  • Create a fund for community-led projects using Climate Action Targeted Rate focusing on initiatives that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

    Continue earthquake strengthening in our public buildings such as the current project on Corban Estate Arts Centre to ensure user safety.

    A robust budget to repair landslips and supporting communities in natural hazard areas to plan for resilience. Less building in floodplains.

  • Implement the Transport Emissions Reduction Pathway with a strong focus on providing more transport options for outer Auckland.

    Fund Climate Action Plans for Local Boards, developed with the communities they represent so all Aucklanders can help achieve climate goals.

    Strengthen civil defence work to protect Aucklanders from the devastating impacts of climate-induced storms, flooding and droughts.

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  • Prioritise completing existing roading projects/maintenance so traffic can flow which is achievable and will mitigate idling cars emissions.

    Address intensified development issues like flooding with robust infrastructure and wastewater systems that will cope into the future.

    Amalgamate civil defence, first responders and local contractors with machinery, so landslides flooding road failures are addressed in hours not weeks.

  • Strengthen civil defence emergency plan due to volcanic activity along the tectonic plate and South Pacific. East sea levels are rising.

    Electric vehicles, Paris agreement was signed by central government and should provide further financial support for voters.

    Central government to investigate ten countries drilling in Antarctica creating gas emissions. Not to be included in NZ gas emissions.

  • Commit to earthquake strengthening vulnerable infrastructure.

    Commit to improving solutions and fast tracking measures against climate change.

    Commit to working with central government and vulnerable communities in improving safeguards to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

  • Commit council to lowering carbon emissions by doing core service maintenance right the first time, thus removing job duplication.

    Commit council to keeping stormwater infrastructure fully operational to best cope with extreme rain events.

    Work to amalgamate Auckland Civil Defence Management with the Fire Service and local First Responder network. Enable community resilience.

  • Create a fund for community-led projects using Climate Action Targeted Rate focusing on initiatives that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

    Continue earthquake strengthening in our public buildings such as the current project on Corban Estate Arts Centre to ensure user safety.

    A robust budget to repair landslips and supporting communities in natural hazard areas to plan for resilience. Less building in floodplains.

  • Implement the Transport Emissions Reduction Pathway with a strong focus on providing more transport options for outer Auckland.

    Fund Climate Action Plans for Local Boards, developed with the communities they represent so all Aucklanders can help achieve climate goals.

    Strengthen civil defence work to protect Aucklanders from the devastating impacts of climate-induced storms, flooding and droughts.

  • No policies provided

  • No policies provided

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