The Manifesto for Auckland: Mayor Wayne Brown
On Thursday 30 November Mayor Wayne Brown outlined the Manifesto for Auckland at a Committee for Auckland event, urging the incoming government to make a long-term commitment in partnership with Auckland. This collaborative effort is aimed at addressing the urgent priorities confronting the city.
The manifesto reflects a number of the key findings in the State of the City report. The report emphasised that more consistent investment and infrastructure plans, coupled with collaborative working relationships, are essential for improved international city performance.
After his presentation, Mayor Wayne Brown actively participated in a city deals panel, alongside industry experts Geoff Cooper (New Zealand Infrastructure Commission), Rupert Hodson (Beca), and Kate Sutton (Deloitte)—a key new policy initiative of the incoming government. The discussion drew on recent experiences from a study tour on city deals and placemaking undertaken in Australia, as well as other perspectives.
City deal panelists:
Geoff Cooper, General Manager – Strategy, Te Waihanga, New Zealand Infrastructure Commission.
Rupert Hodson, Regional Manager – Northern, New Zealand, Beca
Kate Sutton, Future of Auckland Lead | Consulting, Deloitte