Local Government is a crucial part of New Zealand’s society. Ratepayer’s equity in the 78 local authorities is a massive $113 billion – more than the net worth of central government assets and just short of the market capitalisation of all the companies on the NZ Stock Exchange.
Revenues of up to $40m are being lost for Auckland businesses because mooring buoys or “dolphins” that were approved last November for location at the end of Queens Wharf are not yet consented.
Despite 10 years of debate and numerous reports, the issue of future local government funding still has to be addressed.
Our campaign wants to put that right, but time is not on our side.
When Penlink was finally elevated into the Auckland Transport Alignment Plan (ATAP) earlier this year with money allocated for construction within 10-years, the residents and businesses where the congestion has the worst impact were pleased – all their hard work to get immediate and dramatic action to address Silverdale’s daily gridlock seemed to be paying off.
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