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Thousands of Aucklanders have their say in opening weeks of consultation

Published: 13 March 2018

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Thousands of Aucklanders have had their say already

Around 4300 Aucklanders have provided feedback in the first week and a half of public consultation on the council’s 10-year Budget and Auckland Plan 2050.

As of Monday 12 March, 4309 written responses had been received and are being processed. To date, 3024 of these have been analysed. This does not include feedback received at one of the ‘Have your say' or other events across the region.

Key numbers 

On the issues for consultation in the 10-year Budget, analysis of the feedback shows:

  • 50 per cent of respondents are in favour of a regional fuel tax to invest more in transport.
  • 66 per cent are in favour of a targeted rate to improve water quality
  • 57 per cent are in favour of a targeted rate (either option A, 24 per cent or option B, 33 per cent) for environmental initiatives to tackle diseases such as Kauri dieback.

Read the full report 

Public consultation on Auckland Council’s 10-year budget and the Auckland Plan 2050 runs until 8pm on 28 March 2018.

How to have your say

There are a number of ways to provide feedback, including online at, hard copy form (found in council libraries, service centres and local board offices), through social media using #akhaveyoursay and at one of the more than 30 ‘have your say’ events running across the region during the consultation.

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