Waitākere Ranges Local Board

The Waitākere Ranges Local Board is one of 21 local boards in Auckland. The local board makes a plan for your area and decides on local issues, activities and facilities. It also oversees council services and facilities in your area, including libraries and parks. The local board is made up of six members. 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 Waitākere Ranges Local Board 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.

  • Complete resilience plans with communities at risk from climate change, extreme weather events and fire.

    Reduce emissions by improving public transport, providing shuttle buses to remote communities and providing retail centres where people live.

    Make walking and cycling easier through cycleways, green ways and more direct routes.

  • Consider carbon and emissions assessments for new developments and work to make sure we are achieving our aims of lowering emissions.

    Work with our rural and coastal communities to complete their civil defence resilience plans and make them available to all.

    Fund the assessment and management of risk from landslips caused by extreme weather conditions and poor infrastructure.

  • Commit to council creating a more balanced, people friendly understanding of climate change.

    Commit to policies that strengthen area and regional civil defence responses.

    Commit to policies that rebuild the resilience of locals who have experienced incredible losses during the pandemic era.

  • Improve civil defence capabilities to cope with climate change.

    Install facilities to make owning electric vehicles easier.

    Improve energy efficiency in buildings, encourage passive heating in new construction.

  • Support a fundamental change in the way people move around the city in order to lower emissions.

    Support planning for an increasing frequency of significant rain events including introducing nature based infrastructure solutions.

    Support localised planning and organisations as part of the first response and build community resilience.

  • Embed awareness of the effects of climate change in all decision-making so that it is at the centre of consideration, not a retro-fit.

    Push for effective active transport links (cycleways and walkways), and smaller buses for outer areas, such as Piha and Laingholm.

    Build more resilient communities by supporting local organisations and localised planning as part of the first response to emergencies.

  • Protect local trees, in the Waiatkere Ranges and urban trees, native and exotic because of their role as a carbon sink.

    Support efficient public transport alternatives to cars to reduce the role of Auckland's transport emissions.

    Proactively maintain infrastructure and reject "asset sweating" so our amenities and areas withstand the consequences of a changing climate.

  • Complete the Waitākere Ranges Local Board climate action plan.

    Support Auckland's climate plan.

    Develop Greenways for safe off-road walking and cycling.

  • Commit to development and implementation of a climate action plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to build local resiliency.

    Advocate for roads, power and stormwater upgrades to ensure resiliency and more public transport, walking and cycling links and free Park 'n Rides.

    Support more local community resiliency plans and groups and better civil defence responses locally.

  • Commit fully to implementation of Auckland's Transport Emissions Reduction Pathway.

    Commit to completion of Waitākere Ranges Greenways Plan.

    Support reforestation of open areas and proper tree protection.

  • Complete resilience plans with communities at risk from climate change, extreme weather events and fire.

    Reduce emissions by improving public transport, providing shuttle buses to remote communities and providing retail centres where people live.

    Make walking and cycling easier through cycleways, green ways and more direct routes.

  • Consider carbon and emissions assessments for new developments and work to make sure we are achieving our aims of lowering emissions.

    Work with our rural and coastal communities to complete their civil defence resilience plans and make them available to all.

    Fund the assessment and management of risk from landslips caused by extreme weather conditions and poor infrastructure.

  • Commit to council creating a more balanced, people friendly understanding of climate change.

    Commit to policies that strengthen area and regional civil defence responses.

    Commit to policies that rebuild the resilience of locals who have experienced incredible losses during the pandemic era.

  • Improve civil defence capabilities to cope with climate change.

    Install facilities to make owning electric vehicles easier.

    Improve energy efficiency in buildings, encourage passive heating in new construction.

  • Support a fundamental change in the way people move around the city in order to lower emissions.

    Support planning for an increasing frequency of significant rain events including introducing nature based infrastructure solutions.

    Support localised planning and organisations as part of the first response and build community resilience.

  • Embed awareness of the effects of climate change in all decision-making so that it is at the centre of consideration, not a retro-fit.

    Push for effective active transport links (cycleways and walkways), and smaller buses for outer areas, such as Piha and Laingholm.

    Build more resilient communities by supporting local organisations and localised planning as part of the first response to emergencies.

  • Protect local trees, in the Waiatkere Ranges and urban trees, native and exotic because of their role as a carbon sink.

    Support efficient public transport alternatives to cars to reduce the role of Auckland's transport emissions.

    Proactively maintain infrastructure and reject "asset sweating" so our amenities and areas withstand the consequences of a changing climate.

  • Complete the Waitākere Ranges Local Board climate action plan.

    Support Auckland's climate plan.

    Develop Greenways for safe off-road walking and cycling.

  • Commit to development and implementation of a climate action plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and to build local resiliency.

    Advocate for roads, power and stormwater upgrades to ensure resiliency and more public transport, walking and cycling links and free Park 'n Rides.

    Support more local community resiliency plans and groups and better civil defence responses locally.

  • Commit fully to implementation of Auckland's Transport Emissions Reduction Pathway.

    Commit to completion of Waitākere Ranges Greenways Plan.

    Support reforestation of open areas and proper tree protection.

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