School’s back and the new year is well and truly under way.
Throughout the month, OurAuckland will be focusing on Te Mauri o Te Wai / The Value of Water.
Right now, we are in the process of creating a water strategy for the next 50 years. The issues it needs to address are some of the most pressing facing Auckland. During the 10-year budget consultation, a water-quality targeted rate was overwhelmingly supported by Aucklanders. It enables an additional $452 million to clean up our harbours, beaches and streams over the next decade – 20 years faster than would have otherwise been possible.
Speaking of water, it’s that time of year when the weather becomes more unpredictable, so make sure you’re prepared for late-summer storms. Visit Auckland Emergency Management to make a plan for you and your family.
Until next time.
Phil Goff, Mayor of Auckland