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Ngā rōpū kaitohutohu – te kōkiri kaupapa mō ō tātou hapori kanorau

Advisory panels – advocating for our diverse communities

It is important that everyone’s voices are heard when making decisions for Auckland, and the advisory panels make sure elected members know how their communities feel.

The role of advisory panels

Advisory panels advise elected members on specific areas or issues that affect the communities they represent.

They offer advice on:

  • policies
  • strategies
  • important issues that affect the city and region.

They don't make any decisions for Auckland, but they do offer advice and influence decisions elected members make.

Types of advisory panels

There are two different types of advisory panels.

Demographic panels

Demographic panels advise on how issues affect their demographic communities. There are six demographic advisory panels.

Pacific Peoples' Advisory Panel

Provides knowledge on issues that are important to Pacific people, and advises on how to engage effectively with them.

Ethnic Advisory Panel

Provides knowledge on issues that are important to ethnic people and advises the council on how to engage effectively with them.

Disability Advisory Panel

Provides knowledge on issues that are important to people with disabilities and how best to engage with them.

Youth Advisory Panel

Provides knowledge on issues that are important to young Aucklanders, and advises us on how to engage effectively with them.

Rainbow Communities' Advisory Panel

Provides knowledge on issues that are important to Auckland's LGBTQI and Takatāpui, or Rainbow communities.

Seniors' Advisory Panel

Provides knowledge on issues that are important to older Aucklanders, and advises us on how to engage effectively with them.

Sector panels

Sector panels advise on how issues affect their specific sectors of Auckland. There are five sector advisory panels.

Auckland City Centre Advisory Panel

The Auckland City Centre Advisory Board is a key advisory group, supporting the City Centre Masterplan's vision.

Heritage Advisory Panel

Advises the council on built and archaeological heritage issues, including heritage sites, structures and places.

Public Art Advisory Panel

Assists the council with planning arts projects and programmes in public places

Auckland Urban Design Advisory Panel

Provides independent design review of significant projects across Auckland.

Rural Advisory Panel

Advises the council on policies and plans specific to the rural sector.

Ethnic Advisory Panel – Community Storytelling

The Ethnic Advisory Panel advises us on issues that are important to ethnic people in Auckland.

Auckland’s population is expected to grow a lot in the coming years, meaning that we will have more diverse populations and views on what is best for our region.

The Ethnic Advisory Panel engaged with Auckland’s ethnic communities to share their stories, hopes and dreams for the future of Auckland.

This video contains a collection of these stories, and an example of why the advisory panels are such a valuable part of the Auckland Council.

 

Read the full transcript of this video.

 

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