Have your say on light rail and public spaces

16:00, Jan 28 2014

If you would like to have a say on how the Auckland Council spends your rates money now is the time.

The council's plans are outlined in the draft Annual Plan 2014/2015 which has opened for public hconsultation.

The plan details the proposed budget, activities and investment programme for the next financial year.

It also includes draft local board agreements that highlight each of the board's local priorities, projects and advocacy issues.

The council plans to spend $1.8 billion in 2014 and 2015, saying population growth and public demand for improved infrastructure requires significant investment.

Among the projects up for discussion are progressing the City Rail Link to the next stage and upgrading some town centres.


The council is seeking feedback on the draft plan, including the local projects and proposed budget changes raised by each local board.

Through the draft annual plan the council is also consulting on implementing a strategy for Eden Park, Mount Smart, Western Springs and North Harbour stadiums that aims to more efficiently accommodate major events and ensure the venues' long-term success.

Submissions on the draft Annual Plan 2014/2015 close on February 24.

See annualplan.auckland council.govt.nz for more information or to make a submission.

East And Bays Courier