The $38.9 mil­lion de­ci­sion this elec­tion

Auckland City Harbour News - - YOUR PAPER, YOUR PLACE - CA­TRIN OWEN

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.

JA­SON DORDAY / FAIR­FAX NZ

As cen­tral Auck­land’s pop­u­la­tion grows it needs to ac­com­mo­date more peo­ple.

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