Born and bred in Maungawhau, Tracey understands the things we care about in our community and the importance of local representation on the Local Board. She seeks your support to provide representation for Maungawhau.
With 20 years in the tourism sector Tracey is aware of the importance of diverse cultures working together for our country’s prosperity based on a deep appreciation for Aotearoa-New Zealand, and respect for our people and special landscape in particular Auckland’s volcanic cones and harbours.
Her vision is for a prosperous community where diversity is celebrated and citizen’s feel heard, safe and valued. Tracey works on domestic violence help-lines, has just completed a Bachelor in Social Practice and has a son attending Auckland Grammar School.
Tracey is dedicated to transparent representation and collaborative action informed by the voice of our community.
Please support Christine Fletcher and Paul Goldsmith for Council and all the C&R candidates.
Top 5 Issues
- Mt Eden Prison
The new remand prison being constructed has exceeded the height restrictions originally proposed by 5 metres. This has impacted on schools in the vicinity, and particularly on some sports fields belonging to Auckland Grammar School. We will work hard to support initiatives that mitigate and/or compensate the affected parties wherever practicable. Strategically, we will also register with the Government our wish that in future, Government Agencies must consult locally and the most appropriate avenue will be through the Local Boards. This must be true consultation and not just advisory briefings as appears to have occurred in this case on 29-30 August, 2007.
- Strategic Focus/Spatial Plan
The new Councillors need to focus on developing coherent strategy for the region. For this to occur, they need to ensure careful, proper and thorough analysis of the issues at hand by the relevant parties. Only then can the options to resolve them in a considered manner be developed and articulated for appropriate consideration and consultation. The Local Boards will assist this process by providing relevant feedback to Councillors, including critiquing the analysis as it may apply locally. Therefore we need to ensure a collaborative team to work in a constructive and diligent manner.
- Business Precincts
Vibrant business and retail precincts add a great sense of well-being and vitality to our community. We are focused on working collaboratively to develop true partnerships that enable Council to improve the facilities and environments in which they operate to assist and grow the potential for their success. Examples include enhancing streetscapes and parking facilities and options.
The recent tragedy in Canterbury has shown the strength of community leadership as well as its resolve in getting through a natural disaster, together. The new Local board can play its part in safeguarding and assisting our people should a disaster strike. With recent events foremost in our minds, we would wish to undertake a review of the impact and learnings from this natural disaster, and be involved with a review of the local Civil Defence plans. We want to review our local facilities that could be used in times of a natural disaster, and the resources available to support them. On a regular basis, we must also assist our enforcement agencies with their initiatives to prevent crime and general wilful property damage including graffiti. By working in true partnership with relevant parties, we believe the Local Board can contribute to making our residents feel safer and have their property respected.
Making the role of the local board one of being actively involved with the community such that they have a voice which is effectively represented to Councillors and Mayoralty.
Balancing progressing Auckland with affordability for residents
Balancing progressing Auckland with protection of character of vibrant town centres and our unique natural landscapes
Aucklander’s having pride in their city and council because they feel heard and their city is affordable, safe, beautiful, progressive and fun.
Authorised by Anne Needham of 22 A Dexter Avenue Mt Eden 1024
Results - Final
- Tim Woolfield
- Simon Mitchell
- Lee Corrick
- Peter Haynes
- Tracey Simpson
- Rakesh Nauhria
- Rochelle Rees
- Bob Demler
- Virginia Chong
- Keith Scott
- Peter Boys
- Julie Kelleway
- Beverley Roser
- Gayatri Jaduram
- Matthew Goode
- Martin MacKenzie