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Mayoral statement on Auckland stadiums

29 September 2014

Mayoral statement on Auckland stadiums

Mayoral Len Brown wants people to take a considered approach to the proposals put forward for Auckland’s sports stadiums.

“People need to pause, consider all the issues and involve themselves in the very long discussion Aucklanders are about to have as part of the 10-year-budget process.

“No final decisions have been made, and we are many months away from reaching that stage.

“The proposals released by Regional Facilities Auckland last week were simply an indication of where RFA’s thinking has got to, at this stage in what is a long process.

“Any proposals the council agree to will be factored into the 10-year-budget process so they are the subject of extensive consultation, and to provide a chance for every Aucklander to have their say on how we best use public resources and public spending.

“I intend to enter into these discussions with an entirely open mind, and I would encourage all councillors to take the same approach.”

Final decisions on this issues will be made only after public consultation, in mid-2015.


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