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Shape the future of our city

We are looking for a range of people to join our advisory panels for the next three years. This is an exciting opportunity to have your say in Auckland’s future by working closely with our councillors and senior staff. Being a panel member gives you a good understanding of the challenges facing Auckland and the opportunity to shape the future of our city.

Te Rōpū Kaitohutohu Take Hunga Hauā - Disability Advisory Panel

The Disability Advisory Panel provides knowledge on issues that are important to people with disabilities and helps the council to work with disabled people. The panel works across a broad range of issues including improving public transport, accessible housing and better services and facilities for disabled people and is actively involved in developing the council’s Disability Operational Action Plan.

Te Rōpū Kaitohutohu Take Āhua Iwi Kē - Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel

Auckland Council wants to ensure that Auckland’s increasingly diverse population is actively engaged and participating. The Ethnic Peoples Advisory Panel offers advice to the council based on the panel members’ lived experiences to improve outcomes, support ethnic diversity and strengthen council’s engagement with ethnic communities across Auckland.   

Ngā Hui a te Rōpū Kaitohutohu Take ā-Iwi o te Moana-nui-a-Kiwa - Pacific Peoples Advisory Panel

The Pacific Peoples Advisory Panel provides advice on the needs of Pasifika communities and strengthens Pasifika voices in council’s decision-making. The panel ensures that issues of importance to their communities, such as housing, civic participation and belonging, are at the forefront of plans for Auckland’s future. 

Ngā Hui a te Rōpū Kaitohutohu Take Hapori Iwi Takatāpui - Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel

The Rainbow Communities Advisory Panel works with the council to improve some of the challenges faced by Aucklanders who identify as LGBTTIQ+. It also helps to ensure Rainbow issues are incorporated into key strategies and policies and supports the council on engagement with Rainbow communities.

Te Rōpū Kaitohutohu Take Kaumātua - Seniors Advisory Panel

Our Seniors Advisory Panel advocates for older people based on their lived experiences as seniors in Auckland. They offer advice on issues such as public transport, accessibility, housing and the community and recreational lives of seniors. Last term they were instrumental in facilitating Auckland’s membership of the Global Network of Age-friendly Cities and Communities.

Te Rōpū Kaitohutohu Take Taiohi - Youth Advisory Panel

The Youth Advisory Panel provides knowledge on issues that are important to young Aucklanders and advises us on how to engage effectively with them. This includes youth homelessness, the environment and sustainability, transport and accessibility and youth civic participation. Together with the council they have developed the I Am Auckland plan to help children and young people reach their full potential.

Ngā Hui a te Rōpū Kaitohutohu Taonga Tuku Iho – Heritage Advisory Panel

Building a shared understanding of how the historic heritage of Auckland Tāmaki Makaurau should be identified, managed, protected and celebrated is the role of the Heritage Advisory Panel. The panel advises the council on its work across historic heritage including heritage places and areas, such as historic buildings and structures, archaeological sites, trees and plantings of heritage value, historic parks and open spaces, maritime heritage and sites of interest or significance to Mana Whenua.

For more information and to apply click here 

Rōpū Torotoro Mahi Toi Tūmatanui – Public Art Advisory Panel

Are you or someone you know interested in shaping the future of public art in Tāmaki Makaurau? Nominate yourself or another person to be on the Public Art Advisory Panel. The Public Art Advisory Panel contributes to the professional and public conversation about the role of arts in the everyday lives of Aucklanders. It provides advice, recommendations and feedback to the council and local boards to help build a sense of identity and belonging across the city.

For more information and to apply click here 

What can you tell us about Auckland Council’s Advisory Panels? | Auckland Council

“Just be willing to learn, engage in conversation and topics. You don’t have to be an academic but if you’re just wanting to learn and be open and contextualise what you are learning into your lived experiences and as well as in terms of advocacy.”

Learn more about what Advisory Panels do here


What can you tell us about Auckland Council’s Advisory Panels? | Auckland Council

John Kingi

“Being part of an advisory panel gives you a real insight into the inner workings of council. It also provides an opportunity for you to expand your networks and really try and make a difference for your communities of interest in Tāmaki Makaurau.”

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What can you tell us about Auckland Council’s Advisory Panels? | Auckland Council

Caroline Ligi Harris

“I was interested to participate because I knew I just wanted to serve my community. I think people should be really interested because you get a bigger picture of how the Auckland Council works. Also, you get to bring in the voices of your community and to be at the table.”

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