It is a great privilege to have been chosen by Aucklanders to serve another term as Mayor.
For the next three years, my priority will be to build on our foundations to make Auckland a world-class, internationally successful and inclusive City.
We will continue to invest in our transport infrastructure to tackle traffic congestion and give people more choice in transport modes.
We will keep up the construction of new homes to increase supply and address housing affordability issues, while working with the government to reduce homelessness.
The visitors who will arrive in our city for the America’s Cup and APEC will find a revitalised, people-friendly City Centre, thanks to streetscape upgrades and pedestrianisation projects such as the Quay Street enhancement.
Our environment will remain a focus; we will plant another 1.5 million trees to capture carbon emissions, continue the clean-up of our beaches, harbours and streams, and address the challenges posed by climate change and introduced pest species.
Review of CCOs
A review of the Council-controlled organisations will ensure they are fit for purpose and delivering for Aucklanders.
In addition, I will ensure that the council and CCOs maintain a sharp focus on cost-savings and efficiencies. We will keep up our efforts to reduce waste and duplication and maintain value for money in all the services we provide to the people of Auckland.
Auckland is New Zealand’s international City, and as Mayor I am committed to ensuring that it remains a multicultural and multifaith community, one that respects all peoples’ rights to practise their faith and retain and celebrate their cultural identity.
I look forward to working with Councillors, Local Boards, communities and individuals to continue building a world-class City of which we can all be proud.
Thank you for your support.
Phil Goff was re-elected to the Post of Mayor of Auckland on Saturday, October 12, 2019.
Phil Goff with (from left) Councillors Cathy Casey, Pippa Coom, Bill Cashmore and Shane Henderson (Picture Supplied)