The $38.9 million decision this election
Central Auckland residents have a decision worth $38.9 million on their hands in the local body elections.
The Waitemata Local Board has been allocated around $38.9 million by Auckland Council for the 2016/17 year. It is up to the new eight elected board members how that budget is spent.
The newly-elected chairperson will receive a salary of $80,750 and the other elected members will receive $41,900.
With an estimated population of 94,500 and climbing, the residents of the local board area will see drastic changes as the CBD and inner suburbs try and accommodate the growth.
The newly-appointed board will have some big decisions to make with the changing face of the city.
As central Auckland’s population grows it needs to accommodate more people.