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WATCH: Councillors discuss our environmental challenges

Published: 14 March 2018

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Watch councillors discuss targeted rates to help the environment.

Auckland Council wants to know what you think about targeted rates to help protect our environment and clean up our beaches and streams.

One proposal is to invest more in environmental initiatives and to fund this through an annual targeted rate of either $21 or $47 for the average residential ratepayer.

Another proposed targeted rate would cost the average residential ratepayer $66 per year ($1.30 per week) and would increase our funding of water infrastructure and speed up delivery of cleaner harbours, beaches and streams from 30 years to 10 years.

Visit to find out more about these targeted rates, and have your say on these and other issues.

WATCH: Penny Hulse and Ross Clow discuss the environment

The Western Leader spoke to Chair of the Environment and Community Committee and Waitākere Ward Councillor Penny Hulse, and Finance and Performance Committee Chair and Whau Ward Councillor Ross Clow.