Fresh leadership for Waitematā and Gulf
“I’m 100% committed to standing with you on local issues and to getting things done. I will be an effective, positive voice around the council table. I will work hard for strong Local boards and to ensure Council is accountable, efficient, open and inclusive of everyone.”
With a background in law, and as the current Chair of the Waitematā Local Board, Pippa has extensive experience in governance, a network of community relationships, and an understanding of the issues that matter to us all.
A vote for Pippa Coom is a vote for experience and a fresh voice for the Waitematā and Gulf.
What I stand for
I’m a progressive aligned with City Vision, a coalition of Labour, the Greens and community independents like myself, but my primary allegiance is to the people of Waitematā and Gulf.
An efficient, reliable public transport system with affordable, integrated fares covering all parts of Auckland including the Gulf Islands.
A just transition to a low-emissions and climate-ready city; every decision of Auckland Council must contribute to fighting the climate and ecological crisis.
Cleaning up our waterways and harbours; protecting the qualities that make the Gulf Islands and Hauraki Gulf special.
Strong local boards and local decision making
I will meet regularly with the three local board chairs, attend local board meetings and effectively advocate for local issues.
A city with a heart
Continuing with the revitalisation of downtown with a Quay Street boulevard, new public spaces and people-friendly streets.
Healthy, safe, connected and accessible streets with slower speeds that encourage kids to walk, scoot and bike to school.
The Access for Everyone project will be good for business and make the city centre more liveable for the growing residential population.
Ending homelessness through support for initiatives such as Housing First. Quality, affordable housing developments and effective use of brownfield sites.
Holding the Council Controlled Organisations such as Auckland Transport to account; ensuring value for money, council efficiencies and getting the basics right.
Careful financial management
As local board chair I have met community priorities within budget through careful financial management.
There is much more to do building vibrant, inclusive, accessible and resilient communities.