Press Release

June 23, 2020

C&R votes to prioritise Auckland’s water infrastructure

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Auckland’s water infrastructure has been announced as the cornerstone of a new policy for Communities and Residents (C&R), Auckland’s most experienced political organisation in local government.

The remit, which passed overwhelmingly by C&R’s members at their 82nd Annual General Meeting (AGM), supports a C&R-led Council to prioritise the upgrading of Auckland’s water supply.

“I welcome the passing and wide support of this policy remit,” C&R President Kit Parkinson says.

“Watercare has dropped the ball with its strategic planning and the alarm bells are ringing. With further water restrictions possibly on their way, we’re clearly paying for poor leadership.

“Their one job is to provide reliable water and wastewater services to the people and businesses of Auckland - currently that reliability isn't there.

"We're asking Aucklanders to join with C&R and call on Watercare to show they have a plan to address the water shortage that doesn't just rely on hoping it rains."

The AGM was attended by C&R elected members including Councillor Desley Simpson and Councillor Tracy Mulholland.

Four C&R branches, Ōrākei, Waitematā and Gulf, Albert-Eden-Puketāpapa and Maungakiekie-Tāmaki, also held their AGMs and are encouraging membership sign-ups to help C&R keep Watercare accountable. Visit: http://www.c-r.org.nz/join  

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