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Welcome from Pippa

Pippa Coom In 2010 I was first elected to the Waitematā Local Board as a community independent on the City Vision team . I served two terms as Deputy Chair. In October 2016 I was elected Chair of the Board. 

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 activities as Chair and my portfolios of environment 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: Chair, Waitematā Local Board
This report covers the period 15 July until 14 August 2018. Summary Western Springs Development Plan consultation A draft park development plan for Western Springs Te Wai Ōrea Lakeside Park has been released for public feedback. The vision outlined in the draft plan for the park includes improved water quality in the lake and streams, […]
Ponsonby News: WaitematÄ Local Board update August 2018 One of the most important roles of the Local Board is to act as kaitiaki for our parks.  As guardians we want to ensure we maximise the valuable benefits our parks and green spaces provide.   Were fortunate to work alongside many volunteers who undertake pest control, planting […]
The WaitematÄ Local Board is currently consulting on options to improve the entrance to Salisbury Reserve in Herne Bay. It removes the removal of the old Masonic Lodge Hall on Argyle Street. Here is some of the background to the project.  In August 2010, the former Auckland City Council purchased the Masonic Lodge at 12 […]
This report was included in my monthly Chair’s report on the Waitemata Local Board July business meeting agenda. Report back from  Velo-city conference: Access to Life I was fortunate to attend and present at the annual Velo-city Summit 2018, a premier international conference on cycling and urban mobility. Velo-city conferences bring together those involved in […]
This month I have prepared a brief update to be reported at the June meeting when Deputy Chair Shale Chambers will be acting. I am out of New Zealand 2 June 15 July (including attendance at the Velo-city conference in Rio de Janiero) Highlights 10 year budget All Local Boards had an opportunity to […]