Mayor of Auckland
The latest updates from the Office of the Mayor of Auckland.
Statement: Mayor Wayne Brown on his budget proposal
Today, Mayor Wayne Brown delivered a statement about his final Mayoral Proposal for Auckland Council’s Annual Budget 2023/24.
Mayor announces final budget proposal to control rates, protect services and pay down debt
In a speech to Auckland residents on Thursday morning, Mayor Brown set out a path to pay down $2billion debt, keep rates at inflation, protect core services valued by Aucklanders, cut waste and start to steady the council’s books.
Update on Storm Response Fund: Mayor wants resources and decision-making to sit closer to communities
Mayor Wayne Brown and councillors met to consider how the proposed $20 million Storm Response Fund might be allocated to improve Auckland’s ability to prepare for and respond to future storms.
Mayor announces first phase of Public Transport Turnaround Plan
Mayor Wayne Brown is announcing the first phase of a practical and achievable programme to turnaround Auckland’s flailing public transport patronage, by improving services and reliability.
Mayor supports reducing cuts to arts and social services as part of balanced, sustainable budget
Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown intends to propose changes to the draft annual budget 2023/24 when he tables the final budget proposal at the Governing Body in early June.
Mayor supports ‘Making Space for Water’
Mayor Wayne Brown is backing a practical and achievable programme that would accelerate planned flood management works across the region – delivering in six years what would normally take three decades.
Mayor ends Auckland state of emergency
Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown has ended the state of emergency declared over Auckland on May 9.
Council’s budget hole grows to staggering $375 million, equivalent to a 22.5 per cent rates rise
Auckland Mayor Wayne Brown today reacted to news that Auckland Council’s operating budget hole has widened to an ongoing shortfall of $325 million, plus an additional $50m required next year for storm response.