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.

Jobs and economy

Many councils help support local business and economic development. Some promote tourism in their area, or provide business support services and grants.

Jobs and economy

Many councils help support local business and economic development. Some promote tourism in their area, or provide business support services and grants.

  • Prioritise and promote vibrant town centres, including the revitalisation of Glen Eden and Swanson centres.

    Work with and actively support businesses to find solutions and create opportunities that meet their needs and create jobs for the West.

    Hold council to account with spending, transparency and more accountability.

  • Engage with and support local businesses, to create and keep jobs and business opportunities in West Auckland.

  • Continue to work with local business groups to promote centres and respond to issues and concerns.

    Fight for prioritisation of Glen Eden town centre upgrade and square development.

    Continue to support youth employment and leadership programmes particularly those programmes that support Māori and Pacific peoples.

  • Work with the local business association to work closely with the community sector in our area to boost business and community interest.

    Support initiatives that create youth activity and employment in our area.

    Liaise with the police, Business Improvement District (BID), Community Patrols of New Zealand (CPNZ) and community to create a safer town centre.

  • Support beautification of our urban centres to make them more attractive.

    Support pedestrianisation of urban areas to make them more people friendly.

    Support assistance for local artistic community through Lopdell Trust, Going West Trust, and McCahon Trust.

  • Support local businesses by not restricting access to them during road works.

    Advocating for those who lost jobs during the pandemic by providing free seminars regarding job seeking and resilience.

  • Re-stablish the tramlines in the Waitākere Ranges to attract domestic and international tourism.

    Established a Business Linked Internship Scheme based on the Ōtorohanga model, to provide young people wrap around support into employment.

    Work with economic development agencies like the Western Initiative to set concrete goals and plans to develop opportunities in the West.

  • Support youth employment schemes, encouraging young people to gain qualifications and aspire to sustainable jobs.

    Support filming in Waitākere Ranges Heritage Area to provide local employment without leaving a footprint on the landscape.

    Work for council employees and contractors etc all getting living wage and local employment for council tasks such as parks maintenance.

  • Spend more of the budget on local facilities rather than the CBD.

    Listen to local businesses about the provision of car parking and other services which they need to survive.

    Ensure transport improvements are relevant to the local needs.

  • Advocate for the update and delivery of the Glen Eden town centre plan, to support new local business and employment opportunities.

    Work with local businesses to explore options like new markets and festivals in each local centre.

    Advocate for shuttle buses to the outer settlements to enable easy day-tripping and tourism to our amazing west coast beaches.

  • Prioritise and promote vibrant town centres, including the revitalisation of Glen Eden and Swanson centres.

    Work with and actively support businesses to find solutions and create opportunities that meet their needs and create jobs for the West.

    Hold council to account with spending, transparency and more accountability.

  • Engage with and support local businesses, to create and keep jobs and business opportunities in West Auckland.

  • Continue to work with local business groups to promote centres and respond to issues and concerns.

    Fight for prioritisation of Glen Eden town centre upgrade and square development.

    Continue to support youth employment and leadership programmes particularly those programmes that support Māori and Pacific peoples.

  • Work with the local business association to work closely with the community sector in our area to boost business and community interest.

    Support initiatives that create youth activity and employment in our area.

    Liaise with the police, Business Improvement District (BID), Community Patrols of New Zealand (CPNZ) and community to create a safer town centre.

  • Support beautification of our urban centres to make them more attractive.

    Support pedestrianisation of urban areas to make them more people friendly.

    Support assistance for local artistic community through Lopdell Trust, Going West Trust, and McCahon Trust.

  • Support local businesses by not restricting access to them during road works.

    Advocating for those who lost jobs during the pandemic by providing free seminars regarding job seeking and resilience.

  • Re-stablish the tramlines in the Waitākere Ranges to attract domestic and international tourism.

    Established a Business Linked Internship Scheme based on the Ōtorohanga model, to provide young people wrap around support into employment.

    Work with economic development agencies like the Western Initiative to set concrete goals and plans to develop opportunities in the West.

  • Support youth employment schemes, encouraging young people to gain qualifications and aspire to sustainable jobs.

    Support filming in Waitākere Ranges Heritage Area to provide local employment without leaving a footprint on the landscape.

    Work for council employees and contractors etc all getting living wage and local employment for council tasks such as parks maintenance.

  • Spend more of the budget on local facilities rather than the CBD.

    Listen to local businesses about the provision of car parking and other services which they need to survive.

    Ensure transport improvements are relevant to the local needs.

  • Advocate for the update and delivery of the Glen Eden town centre plan, to support new local business and employment opportunities.

    Work with local businesses to explore options like new markets and festivals in each local centre.

    Advocate for shuttle buses to the outer settlements to enable easy day-tripping and tourism to our amazing west coast beaches.

Auckland Council - Find Candidates
Auckland Council - Find Candidates