The Local Government Commission is running a phased engagement programme to hear from the public about local government services in Auckland as a result of receiving two applications for local government change – one from the Northern Action Group (North Rodney), the other from Our Waiheke (Waiheke Island).
Each of the applications sought the establishment of a unitary council separate from Auckland Council and, as part of the process, the Commission first had to determine the “affected area’’ for the proposals. This was determined to be all of Auckland Council area.
In this first phase of the public engagement (September 20 to September 29), the Commission is seeking a wide range of community views from the areas in which the main applications were received: Rodney and Waiheke. This will assist it in assessing those applications. This will be followed in October and November by discussions and meetings with interested parties in other parts of Auckland.
The timetable for this round of community meetings and drop-in centre sessions can be found here:
An additional lunchtime public meeting has been arranged for Snells Beach on Tuesday 27 September, 12-1pm at Mahurangi East Community Centre.
A fuller explanation of the process is summarised in this pamphlet:
People can fill in an online survey here: