Whau Ward Councillor candidate for C&R
An Auckland Councillor who lives in the Whau representing your interests
The Whau area: Blockhouse Bay, Green Bay, Glenavon, New Windsor, New Lynn, Avondale, Rosebank and Kelston.
I am a candidate for Whau, seeking to represent you around the Auckland Council table for the next three years.
But this year’s election is not about me. Nor should it be about any candidate seeking public office.
This election ought to be a contest of ideas; about listening to residents and ratepayers and responding to the needs of our community.
This election is about you … your expectations … your priorities.
I am a C&R candidate for Whau because you deserve a constituent-councillor who will restore the “local” in local government; place your needs ahead of party politics; and attend to the priorities of residents and ratepayers here in our part of Auckland.
My time as a Member of the Whau Local Board has been about delivery. A new community facility and library for Avondale is a good start, funding for the Whau Pool and Recreation centre, multiple locally funded projects; regenerating our local town centres will happen and that is good news.
Moving forward, the residents of Blockhouse Bay, Green Bay, Glenavon, New Windsor, New Lynn, Avondale, Rosebank and Kelston need more than old-school politicking by old school politicians.
Like you, I live in this community. My background in economic development and town centre regeneration has given me commercial acumen.
The key point of difference is I share your understanding that you want councillors who serve you, not political parties and agendas that are hidden from the public gaze.
As I knock on doors, people tell me about illegally dumped rubbish, stormwater drains full of leaves, transport issues and creaking infrastructure that struggles to cope with seemingly unfettered infill housing.
I take up constituent cases and requests because that is my job. As your Whau Ward Councillor on Auckland Council, I would prioritise your constituent needs as the number one priority. My work has and remains as service to you, the residents and ratepayers of the Whau.
Authorised by Kit Parkinson, 107 Great North Road, Auckland