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Mayor 24 Nov 2020

Council to consider easing water restrictions

Mayor Phil Goff today said that efforts by Aucklanders to save water and big spending on increasing water supply means consideration can now be given to easing water restrictions in the city.

Mayor 12 Nov 2020

Auckland Council grapples with billion-dollar revenue challenge from COVID-19

The $450 million hole that COVID-19 has punched in Auckland Council’s finances this year could grow by a further $540 million by 2024, according to a new forecast.

Mayor 8 Sep 2020

Mayor Goff welcomes CCO merger recommendation

Mayor Phil Goff today welcomed an independent review which includes a recommendation to merge two of Auckland’s council-controlled organisations into one.

Mayor 18 Aug 2020

Auckland Council announces 73 priority infrastructure projects

Auckland Council has submitted a list of 73 key projects to the Infrastructure Industry Reference Group, the taskforce set up by the Government to seek out ‘shovel-ready’ infrastructure projects that can start quickly to stimulate the economy and reduce the economic impact of COVID-19.

Mayor 18 Aug 2020

Councillors agree rates support for Aucklanders

Auckland Council’s Emergency Committee, Councillors yesterday agreed on the key priorities needed to guide the regional response to COVID-19 and its impact on the economy.

Mayor 14 Aug 2020

Have your say on the Emergency Budget

Public feedback is open on Auckland's Emergency Budget until 19 June 2020.

Mayor 14 Aug 2020

Auckland’s recovery vital to NZ’s recovery

Support for jobs and a big boost for social housing in this year’s budget are the two most important provisions for Auckland, says Mayor Phil Goff.

Mayor 10 Aug 2020

Auckland Council adopts Emergency Budget

Funding to retain key council services and deliver a $2.57 billion infrastructure programme is at the heart of Auckland Council’s Emergency Budget, formally adopted by the Governing Body.

Beaches 7 Aug 2020

Safeswim takes another international award

Global Water Intelligence today awarded Auckland Council’s Safeswim programme a coveted Global Water Award.

Business / Economy 15 Jul 2020

Final decision-making process for Auckland Council’s $750 million fiscal hole starts

Decision-making for this year’s Emergency Budget has been one of the toughest in the history of Auckland Council, said Mayor Phil Goff, as councillors have worked to plug a $750 million fiscal hole.

Mayor 9 Jul 2020

Partnership to create 700 new jobs

700 new jobs on Auckland infrastructure and related environmental projects will be created over the next year, thanks to a $4.3 million dollar partnership launched this morning by Social Development Minister Carmel Sepuloni and Auckland Mayor Phil Goff.

Mayor 7 May 2020

Auckland Council announces water restrictions

In response to one of the most severe droughts in Auckland’s history, Auckland Council’s Emergency Committee today voted unanimously to introduce mandatory water restrictions, which will come into effect across the region from Saturday 16 May.

Mayor 5 Feb 2020

Auckland annual dwelling consents top 15,000 for first time

More than 15,000 dwelling consents were issued in Auckland in 2019, an all-time record and an 18 per cent rise in consents issued year-on-year.

Business / Economy 29 Jan 2020

Mayor commends $3.4bn government investment in Auckland's transport

Mayor Phil Goff is pleased the government has responded positively to Auckland Council’s calls for greater investment in Auckland’s infrastructure.

Mayor 12 Dec 2019

Legislation will help fund infrastructure for Auckland housing

Legislation introduced to Parliament on 12 December to provide additional tools to fund and finance infrastructure has been welcomed by Auckland Council.

Mayor 10 Dec 2019

Mayor outlines plans to cut council emissions by 20 per cent

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff has outlined his annual budget proposal.