Auckland Council is not yet ‘fit for purpose’ and in some areas appears out of control, says Auckland Chamber of Commerce in a submission on a new 10-year budget.
“In a real sense Auckland is at a crossroads,” chamber of commerce chief executive Michael Barnett said.
“One road has us continuing to jolt along a conflict-riddled and ‘jumping from crisis-to-crisis’road.
“We have yet to find the other road we need to get onto and travel if we are to deliver the ‘better Auckland’ we all want,” he said.
The chamber today released a 17-page submission on the draft budget, a few hours before public consultation closes at 4pm today.
The council has received more than 15,000 submisisons on the budget, which includes an overall rates rise of 3.5 per cent this year and a choice between a basic transport plan or raising an extra $300 million a year from motorway tolls or a mix of a regional fuel tax and higher rates to fund a much larger programme… Read More