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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 chair the Grey Lynn Farmers Market committee and am a strong advocate for community-led development, sustainability and transport choice (my profile here).

My blog is where I put stuff like 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:
Over 2 years ago Auckland Transport came to the WaitematÄ Local Board with a proposal to make safety improvements to the intersection of Angelsea St and Ponsonby Road.  We supported the need to make it safer to cross but we rejected the engineer’s design as it failed to prioritise pedestrians (the proposed pram ramps off set down […]
I have previously reported on the recommendations the transport portfolio has made for locations to be included in Auckland Transports footpath work programme 15/16 including footpaths requiring maintenance. In August Christopher Dempsey and I went on a site visit with Auckland Transports head of maintenance to ascertain what works can be leveraged from the renewal […]
Auckland Transport has been promising to draft grass verge (berm) planting guidelines for some time. The guidelines are needed because there is a lot of interest from people who would like to make use of the berms outside their homes for more than just grass. Private plantings have the potential to benefit neighbourhood streets but can […]
This report covers my WaitematÄ Local Board activities from 17 August 30 September 2015 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. Highlights Beach […]
Economic benefits from transport choice and people focused planning Increasing investment in public transport, public spaces and cycling has ignited debate across Auckland, especially in central areas, about the impact on retailers who fear losing car parking and customers. A proposed Grey Lynn transport project reported on in Ponsonby News by John Elliott over the […]