This is a guest post from Leroy Beckett of Generation Zero
Every three years Auckland Council consult on their plan for the next 10 years. It covers everything from the transport budget to targeted rates and goals for our environment.
That consultation is currently underway.
This year, the council are also asking for feedback on the Auckland Plan at the same time. That is the plan for the next 30 years! It is a lot more top level, focussing on ambitions and goals for all of the city.
We think the current the plan is remarkably unambitious, particularly in it’s goals for transport, housing, and the environment.
Our city is facing massive challenges in all those areas. We can not face our problems without bold ambitions. We can not accept a weak climate target. We can not accept people will keep dying preventable deaths on our roads. We can not accept an Auckland where not everyone has a home.
So we here at Gen Zero Auckland looked at that and decided to combine it all into one big quick submit. Our plan to #fixourcity.
#fixourcity encapsulates our thoughts on what Auckland Council should be aiming for in housing, transport and the environment in Tāmaki Makaurau over the next 10 and 30 years, and we could really use your support.
We want the council to aspire for a city where everyone has a home, where public transport is sustainable and affordable, and to be zero carbon by 2050.
In 2015 we ran a hugely successful campaign on the last Long Term Plan that focussed on transport spending. Our Essential Budget prioritised the things Auckland needs. Thousands of you supported it and the plan that eventually passed looked most like ours. It was a huge win for Auckland.
This time we want to focus on more than the transport budget (while still having a lot to say about transport) and address what we see as a lack of vision for our city.
On fixour.city there a clear goals for each of our focus areas, and answers to three questions Auckland Council are asking around a petrol tax and targeted rates.
Your submissions will feed directly into the councils consultation and make a huge difference. We have heard that currently only half of submitters support the petrol tax.
Note submissions close Wednesday March 28, so be quick.
If you’re interested in finding out out more about the council plans, the full council documentation is available online here.