Len Brown and the Auckland Council want ordinary Aucklanders’ views on their 30 year plan to make Auckland the world’s most liveable city.
The more Aucklanders who have their say on Auckland Unleashed, the less chance of corporate interests getting their way, and the bigger mandate Len has to take to John Key’s office and say:
“This is what Aucklanders really want!”
In a marked contrast to National’s setting up of the SuperCity, Len Brown wants as much feedback as possible to input into Auckland’s future. They rightly see it as incredibly important that everyday Aucklanders, not just the big lobby groups, have their say on the future of Auckland.
If you’re an Aucklander and want to have your say, it must be in before May 31. So submit!
It’s not just a boring planning document; although you can make sure to add your voice to the desire for a central rail loop to keep the rail system working, rail to the airport and a tunnel with public transport to the Shore. It is also where you can have your say on everything you want our city to be: free from poverty, fair trade, peaceful, great design, free pools, education centered, social services – whatever you want!
They’re trying to make it as accessible as possible, so there’s the website, a set of specific questions to make it easier to have your say, you can email (theaucklandplan @ aucklandcouncil . govt . nz), there’s facebook (where they’ll have a lot of content over the next few weeks), and even a twitter hashtag: #aklplan. Or of course you can go off-line at your local council office.
So make sure you get in and have your say, so we can get the Auckland we want.