Aucklanders urged to have their say on regional and local priorities

“Investments of more than $700 million in water and environmental projects, decarbonising the council’s vehicle fleet and cutting our carbon emissions by almost 20 per cent over the next five years will prepare us for more substantive changes in the next 10-year Budget once we agree the Climate Action Framework.”
Councillor Desley Simpson, Chair of Auckland Council’s Finance and Performance Committee, continued:
“We also owe it to ratepayers to realise savings and efficiencies whenever and wherever we can. The cumulative annual savings of $63 million by 2020/2021 outlined in this budget demonstrates our clear focus to continue to find more ways to save money while providing effective, efficient services.”
Alongside the annual budget consultation, Aucklanders are being invited to have their say on the independent review into council-controlled organisations.
Auckland Council has appointed an independent panel to review how well its council-controlled organisations are working. The review covers Auckland Transport (AT), Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED), Panuku Development Auckland, Regional Facilities Auckland (RFA), and Watercare.
A consultation and engagement period is open between 21 February 2020 and 22 March 2020 and feedback can be given online at, by emailing or at one of the many events being run across the region. Details of all events can be found at or call us on 09 301 0101.
Feedback forms and supporting information will also be available at libraries, local board offices and service centres or can be requested by emailing
Following consultation, all feedback will be considered and the 2020/2021 Annual Budget will be adopted in June. Our decisions will be widely communicated, and a summary report will be available online.
The consultation closes on 22 March 2020.

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