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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.  I was chair of the Grey Lynn Farmers Market committee for five years until October 2015 and have been involved in many community groups on a voluntary basis.  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 transport and planning.

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
Report covering the period 12 November until 12 December 2018.  It is included in the local board business meeting agenda held on 11 December This is my final report for the year. Id like to take this opportunity to thank my hard-working fellow local board members, the outstanding Local Board services team who support the […]
The Auckland Council Planning Committee considered a report today to approve the proposed process for updating and digitising the 2012 Auckland City Centre Masterplan (CCMP) and Waterfront Plan and to approve development of new Masterplan content for 2019: i)     MÄori Outcomes ii)    Grafton Gully Boulevard iii)    Access for Everyone Here is my presentation under Local […]
This report covers the period 10 October until 11 November 2018 and is included in the local board November business meeting agenda  Penny Bright Acknowledgement At our October local board meeting we formally acknowledged Penny Bright (photo right in one of her last campaigns against cycleways). MOVED by Chairperson P Coom, seconded by Deputy Chairperson […]
Ponsonby News update November 2018 As Chair of the local board I welcome feedback on our projects and performance whether good or bad.  Of course it is always lovely when a constituent gets in touch with positive comments.  Recently I received a message about the new stairs that connect Hopetoun Street with Western Park. The […]
I have been campaigning for Vision Zero for several years. There has been a 70% increase in fatalities and serious injuries on Auckland roads since 2014 or over three times the rate of the rest of New Zealand. I am therefore really pleased that Auckland Transport has now prioritised bringing down this unacceptably high rate of […]