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Mayor unconvinced that water reforms will benefit Auckland

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says that while he strongly supports the government’s objectives for water reform, he does not believe the model proposed will benefit Aucklanders.

Civil Defence / Emergency Management

Mayoral Relief Fund to support Aucklanders affected by tornado

Auckland Council and the Government have allocated $100,000 each to a Mayoral Relief Fund to support people and families experiencing hardship due to the Papatoetoe tornado.

City Centre Waterfront

Next three stages of Queen Street improvements gather pace

A timeline for the next three stages of improvements to Queen Street, from Shortland Street to Mayoral Drive, was announced by Auckland Council and Auckland Transport today. The programme of improvements will be complete by the end of June 2022.

Transport

Celebrating the revamped Karangahape Road

The upgrades to Karangahape Road make the iconic street more pedestrian and cycle-friendly, attractive and environmentally sustainable with widened footpaths, two rainbow crossings, native planting, safe separated cycleways, bike parking, and improved bus shelters and more.

City Centre Waterfront

40 year-old pōhutukawa return to Quay Street in overnight crane-lift

While the city was sleeping, Auckland’s urban ngahere/forest welcomed home the first two of seven mature pōhutukawa to Quay Street in a nine-hour crane operation.

Auckland's Future In Progress

Harbour Edge Stitch moves from bold concept to exciting reality

One of eight Transformational Moves in the City Centre Masterplan, the Harbour Edge Stitch is making spectacular progress in uniting Auckland’s waterfront with the city centre.

Development

Auckland dwelling consents set another record

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says the latest figures for dwelling consents issued in Auckland over the past year show the progress the city is making towards addressing its long-running housing supply issues.

Finance

Auckland Council passes $32 billion Recovery Budget

Auckland Council’s Finance and Performance Committee has strongly supported Mayor Phil Goff’s $31.8 billion Recovery Budget proposal, and the Budget will now be formally adopted by the Governing Body next month.