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.

Utilities and services

Councils are responsible for a wide range of utilities and services that we all rely on, from rubbish and recycling to street cleaning. Councils are currently also responsible for managing waste water, storm water and drinking water infrastructure – the ‘Three Waters’. But that may be about to change, with central government seeking to shift the delivery of Three Waters services to four new larger entities, which could borrow enough to upgrade the country’s water infrastructure.

Utilities and services

Councils are responsible for a wide range of utilities and services that we all rely on, from rubbish and recycling to street cleaning. Councils are currently also responsible for managing waste water, storm water and drinking water infrastructure – the ‘Three Waters’. But that may be about to change, with central government seeking to shift the delivery of Three Waters services to four new larger entities, which could borrow enough to upgrade the country’s water infrastructure.

  • Push for review of facilities maintenance contracts to increase service levels and use of local contractors.

    Support effective investment in our aging water infrastructure and ensure it meets the housing needs of today and tomorrow.

  • Support increased community recycling centres, faster removal and increased prosecution of dumping in the Ranges.

    Support Auckland Council policy to keep WaterCare with increased local and Iwi/Māori representation.

    Upgrade of local stormwater infrastructure and rainfall monitoring systems and better community flood warning.

  • Work to establish drinking fountains in every park.

    Continue work to ensure that all of our beaches are swimmable.

    Investigate recycling centre for Glen Eden.

  • Oppose Three Waters.

    Improve recycling facilities and make more accessible.

    Clean suburban streets more often and fill the pot holes.

  • Facilitate the onsite collection of rainwater for use onsite, as well as more nature based solutions for dealing with stormwater.

    Engage with new water entities to support higher levels of monitoring and maintenance of waterways and water quality.

    Support the development of local centres for reuse and repurposing of goods and materials that might otherwise go to the tip.

  • Increase the frequency of street cleaning in our town centres.

    Push for strong representation of the WRLB community in the Three Waters discussion given the placement of water infrastructure in the area.

    Champion animal enforcement rules on our beaches and communities be it chickens in Titirangi or dogs at Piha.

  • Push for the enforcement of animal control rules, especially in the ranges and village centers like Titirangi.

    Oppose the current model of Three Waters, and push for Westies to have a voice when their area is a part of essential infrastructure.

    Push for long term thinking and future proofing in the maintenance and provision of services rather than ad-hoc and reactive approaches.

  • Work to keep water bodies local while enabling consultation with experts.

    Ensure members of water boards etc., are elected members.

    Advocate for free rubbish removal for all.

  • Work to get dedicated dog control rangers on West Coast within next year to protect wildlife and visitors by enforcing rules.

    Support action on polluted waterways, lagoons and harbours to make them safe to swim. Continue septic tank pump - put scheme in West.

    Maintain flexibility in waste collection for people living in difficult terrain and keep current level of weed bins.

  • Push for faster progress on water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure projects to keep up with increasing demand.

    Engage with new water entities to support higher levels of monitoring and maintenance of waterways and water quality.

    Look for opportunities to bring work in-house to reduce contracting out and reliance on the private sector to deliver work.

  • Push for review of facilities maintenance contracts to increase service levels and use of local contractors.

    Support effective investment in our aging water infrastructure and ensure it meets the housing needs of today and tomorrow.

  • Support increased community recycling centres, faster removal and increased prosecution of dumping in the Ranges.

    Support Auckland Council policy to keep WaterCare with increased local and Iwi/Māori representation.

    Upgrade of local stormwater infrastructure and rainfall monitoring systems and better community flood warning.

  • Work to establish drinking fountains in every park.

    Continue work to ensure that all of our beaches are swimmable.

    Investigate recycling centre for Glen Eden.

  • Oppose Three Waters.

    Improve recycling facilities and make more accessible.

    Clean suburban streets more often and fill the pot holes.

  • Facilitate the onsite collection of rainwater for use onsite, as well as more nature based solutions for dealing with stormwater.

    Engage with new water entities to support higher levels of monitoring and maintenance of waterways and water quality.

    Support the development of local centres for reuse and repurposing of goods and materials that might otherwise go to the tip.

  • Increase the frequency of street cleaning in our town centres.

    Push for strong representation of the WRLB community in the Three Waters discussion given the placement of water infrastructure in the area.

    Champion animal enforcement rules on our beaches and communities be it chickens in Titirangi or dogs at Piha.

  • Push for the enforcement of animal control rules, especially in the ranges and village centers like Titirangi.

    Oppose the current model of Three Waters, and push for Westies to have a voice when their area is a part of essential infrastructure.

    Push for long term thinking and future proofing in the maintenance and provision of services rather than ad-hoc and reactive approaches.

  • Work to keep water bodies local while enabling consultation with experts.

    Ensure members of water boards etc., are elected members.

    Advocate for free rubbish removal for all.

  • Work to get dedicated dog control rangers on West Coast within next year to protect wildlife and visitors by enforcing rules.

    Support action on polluted waterways, lagoons and harbours to make them safe to swim. Continue septic tank pump - put scheme in West.

    Maintain flexibility in waste collection for people living in difficult terrain and keep current level of weed bins.

  • Push for faster progress on water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure projects to keep up with increasing demand.

    Engage with new water entities to support higher levels of monitoring and maintenance of waterways and water quality.

    Look for opportunities to bring work in-house to reduce contracting out and reliance on the private sector to deliver work.

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