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Pippa Coom In 2010 I was first elected to the Waitematā Local Board as a community independent on the City Vision team and since then have served as Deputy Chair. 

I am committed to working full time for the heart of our city and Auckland’s central suburbs both on Council and with several voluntary organisations.  I was chair of the Grey Lynn Farmers Market committee for five years until October 2015.  I am a strong advocate for community-led development, sustainability and transport choice (my profile here).

My blog is where I put my monthly reports, speeches and updates about issues relevant to my portfolios of community and transport.

My approach is collaborative, inclusive and open.  I maintain a full declaration of interests here and report monthly on my activities.  Please get in touch if there is anything you would like to discuss.


Pippa Coom:
Yesterday Auckland Council voted unanimously to support a Private Public Partnership funding model to deliver the Skypath project.  This now clears the way for a walking and cycling connection to finally be built on the Auckland Harbour Bridge. At the Finance and Performance Committee meeting I was privileged to  speak in support on behalf of […]
At the recent 2 Walk and Cycle conference in Auckland I collaborated on a Vision Zero workshop with Caroline Perry, Brake the road safety charity, Abby Granbery, Walk Auckland, Patrick Morgan, Cycle Action Network and Lucinda Rees, NZ School Speeds.  We used our workshop Building a grassroots campaign for Vision Zero: Why we need a new approach to […]
At the WaitematÄ Local Board meeting last night we received a report Road Name Approval for the renaming of Lower Khartoum Place, Auckland City Centre.  The report covers the public feedback on the proposed name change following my Notice of Motion in December 2015 recommending that the Board consider options for re-naming lower Khartoum Place with […]
It would have been hard to imagine even a few years ago politicians flocking to the opening of a cycleway.  In fact there were hardly any cycleway openings in Auckland until the PM opened Grafton Gully cycleway in September 2014.   However that all changed when serious investment in cycling got underway thanks in part to the Urban […]
This report covers my WaitematÄ Local Board activities from 1 June to 10 July 2016 as Deputy Chair, lead for the Community and Transport portfolios, and Chair of the Grants Committee, and with positions on the Ponsonby Business Association Board and Ponsonby Community Centre Committee and Board liaison for the Parnell Community Centre. I was […]