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Devonport-Takapuna Local Board public and business meetings

The Devonport-Takapuna Local Board holds regular meetings where the public can attend or speak.

Community forums

Community forums are held monthly and are a good place to express your opinion to your elected representatives.

If you are interested in talking at or attending one of these forums, contact the Devonport Takapuna Local Board.

Due to COVID-19 our meetings are being held virtually via Microsoft Teams.

Read more about attending a meeting via MS Teams.

​Members of the public are welcome to observe and listen to the items up for discussion at the virtual workshops and business meetings.

Email our office manager to request a link to the meeting and workshop.

Check the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board meetings calendar for more details.

Who can speak at a community forum

Anyone can speak to the local board at a community forum, as long as the matter relates to a function of the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board.

The board is responsible for:

  • local council services and facilities (parks, libraries and the leisure centre)
  • listening to your views on issues of regional significance (transport, rates, or planning) and advocating to the governing body on these issues.

How long you can speak for

The board allocates 30 minutes for the public to speak to elected members. Each speaker has only five minutes.

The other option is to speak through a deputation. This is a formal presentation requiring seven days' notice and the chairperson's approval. 

Deputations are given 15 minutes to speak, including time for the board members to ask questions.

If you would like to speak at community forum, contact the local board office in advance to let us know:

Call Devonport Takapuna Local Board09 486 8695

Read agendas and minutes for our community forums.

 

Monthly business meetings

The monthly board business meetings are where the board makes decisions.

When and where they are held

These meetings are usually held on the third Tuesday of every month and are open to the public.

They usually start at 2pm and are held at:

Board Room

  Ground Floor

  1 The Strand

  Takapuna

Check the Devonport-Takapuna Local Board meetings calendar for more details.

Speaking at a monthly business meeting

We set time aside for members of the public to speak to the board at the monthly business meetings.

If you wish to speak, it must relate to an agenda item. You can find out what's coming up by reading our upcoming meeting agendas.

If you would like to speak about an item on the agenda, contact the local board office in advance.

 

Workshops

Local board workshops focus on overseeing and delivering projects in their work programme.

This includes topics like events, and renewing assets across the local board area.

The local board does not make decisions at these workshops.

Workshops are open to the public to attend, unless an item is deemed confidential under the Section 7 (2) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987.

The public can't speak or present at a workshop.

When and where they are held

Workshops are usually held on the first two Tuesdays of every month and are open to the public.

They usually start between 10.30am and 11am and are held at:

Board Room

  Ground Floor

  1 The Strand

  Takapuna

Workshop records

See the following documents for the latest workshop material and records.

Email DevonportTakapunaLocalBoard@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz for Devonport-Takapuna Local Board workshop documents from previous years. 

Devonport-Takapuna Local Board standing orders

Standing orders are a list of rules for conduct and procedure at local board meetings.

We use them to help meetings run smoothly, and to help people understand how they can participate.