As we move into the final week of consultation, Albert-Eden-Puketāpapa ward councillor Cathy Casey is urging all Aucklanders to have their voice heard on the council’s 10-year Recovery Budget.
Auckland Council’s assets and services impact on many aspects of the day-to-day life of Aucklanders, from the water we drink to the ways we get around the city and our recreational activities.
The Recovery Budget sets council funding for all of these things and so it is vital that the council’s investment reflects the things that the community values.
“This budget is much more than how the council manages its finances; it is about making sure that our city is investing in the things that people value. This is why it is so important for people to let us know what they think of our proposals. Does it give you the things that you use, need and value in your community?” says Councillor Cathy Casey.
There are five key issues we are asking the public about – our $31 billion dollar investment package, our response to climate change, our investment in Auckland’s continuing rapid growth, how we manage our community investments and assets and how we manage and fund our work to protect and enhance our environment.
You can fill in the online form and it will take you through the material step by step. Submissions come back to the Mayor and Councillors and are an important input into our final decision making.
“It really comes back to what regional and local council services you really value and making sure that those things are reflected in our plan. Thank you to all who have let us know already and for everyone else, please do let us know what is important to you” says Councillor Cathy Casey.
Public feedback is open until 22 March 2021.
For more information and to have your say visit: akhaveyoursay.nz/recoverybudget