The future of Auckland is in your hands
Our harbours and streams are being polluted by overflows from ageing sewerage and stormwater systems that can’t cope with heavy rainfall, while Kauri dieback disease is threatening one of our most iconic tree species.
Join the conversation on the future of the city as Auckland Council continues to consult on its 10-year Budget and 30-year Auckland Plan.
The 10-year Budget proposes targeted rates to improve water quality and the environment, including tackling Kauri dieback disease, while the Auckland Plan proposes the long-term protection and enhancement of Auckland's environment by doing things differently as Auckland grows and develops.
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 Director of Newsroom NZ Ltd, will be joined by Auckland Mayor Phil Goff and a panel of industry experts to discuss and debate Auckland’s environmental challenges and the potential solutions available.
Tell Auckland Council what you think at akhaveyoursay.nz.
Doors open at 5.00pm Thursday 22 March
Please note this Auckland Conversations is now taking place at Lower NZI, Aotea Centre, Auckland city centre