Why the Petition is important

16 years since West Auckland last voted

To make positive change happen

Auckland is rapidly growing and changing and so too is the West. As we grow, we want our town centres to be vibrant and successful. Hospitality is becoming more critical to the health of our town centres as online shopping reduces the demand for ‘bricks and mortar’ shops. This petition is the first step in breaking the shackles of The Trusts and giving our town centres a chance to prosper.

So we can have an informed debate

There’s a lot of misconception and misinformation out there right now. A referendum will create a flurry of media attention. Journalists and campaigners will shine a light on The Trusts and for the first time since 2003, they will have some meaningful public scrutiny.