The future of Auckland is in your hands
Join Auckland Conversations for two events on 28 February and 22 March when Auckland Council consults on the future of the city in its 10-year Budget and the 30-year Auckland Plan. We need to consider the long term challenges facing Auckland and the outcomes that we want to achieve.
The council is proposing a regional fuel tax to fund investment in Auckland’s transport network and decongest our city, while also considering small targeted rates to protect our environment, improving water quality in our streams, rivers and harbours, and protecting our native trees, birds and animals from disease and pests.
Are these the right priorities? Will they create a world class city?
The second of these events will focus on the Environment. Our harbours and streams are being polluted by overflows from ageing sewerage systems that can’t cope with heavy rainfall, while Kauri dieback disease is threatening one of our most iconic tree species.
The 10-year Budget proposes targeted rates to improve water quality and the environment, including tackling Kauri dieback disease.
Whose responsibility is it to protect our environment? Should declining water quality be accepted as a trade-off from growth and economic prosperity, and what priority should we put on environmental protection?
Bernard Hickey, Managing Editor of Newsroom Pro and a Director of Newsroom NZ Ltd, will be joined by industry experts to discuss the challenges facing our environment.
Doors open at 5.00pm
Please note this Auckland Conversations is now taking place at Lower NZI, Aotea Centre, Auckland city centre