Cr Desley Simpson
Deputy Mayor
Ōrākei Ward Councillor

Transport & Infrastructure Committee Member
Planning, Environment & Parks Committee Member

Desley always delivers for the Ōrākei Ward. Her track record speaks volumes about her effectiveness, with major wins including: infrastructure to improve water quality; safe shared paths linking communities (especially the recently opened Glen Innes to Tamaki Drive section); upgrading the Mission Bay fountain; raising the flood-prone section of Tamaki Drive; maintaining vehicle lanes while building safe cycle paths; securing environmental investment into Kohimarama Forest, Waiatarua Wetland and Tahuna Torea.

New Portland Rd Creek improvements saved  $1million  in dumping fees and transport costs by utilising dredging on-site. Her work to protect ‘special character’ areas and initiate investments in sports fields shows her responsiveness to our area for which she has been a consistent and strenuous champion. 

Desley works collaboratively, always votes based on majority feedback from her Ward and led a record-breaking $447million plus worth of financial efficiencies and savings this term. 

  [email protected]   021 971 786   desley.simpson


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C&R leads cost savings and efficiencies at Auckland Council

C&R Councillor and Chair of Auckland Council’s Value for Money Committee, Cr Desley Simpson announced that Council has exceeded its saving target for the 2021/2022 financial year – one month ahead of schedule. "The council achieved $90.7 million, or 100.8 per cent, of the $90 million savings target on 31 May, with a month still left in the financial year," says Cr Simpson.
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