The Manifesto for Auckland: Mayor Wayne Brown
We extend our gratitude to those who joined us for a breakfast event where Mayor Wayne Brown outlined the Manifesto for Auckland he produced, urging the incoming government to make a long-term commitment in partnership with Auckland. This collaborative effort aimed to address the urgent priorities confronting the city.
The manifesto built on some of the key findings in the State of the City report released in August. The report emphasized that more consistent investment and infrastructure plans, coupled with collaborative working relationships, are essential for improved international city performance.
In addition to hearing from Mayor Brown, we also held a panel discussion on city deals—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