Join us in a discussion about Auckland Council’s proposed budget cuts and what they may mean for disabled people.

The Auckland Council Annual Budget 2023/2024 proposed cuts include (but are not limited to):

  • Cutting bus services while also raising prices
  • Reduced library hours – most closed one or two days a week, open for fewer hours each day
  • Cutting grants to a range of community organisations
  • Defunding the Southern Initiative
  • Cutting grant funding to the Citizens Advice Bureau
  • Defunding environmental initiatives
  • Higher prices and reduced hours for the zoo, museums, art galleries etc.

The council says it is facing major financial challenges and the cuts are needed to overcome a forecast budget shortfall that has grown to $295 million for the 2023/2024 financial year.

DPA will be writing a submission to Auckland Council on the Annual Budget and your thoughts will help inform our submission.

When: Saturday 18 March
What time: 1pm-2.30pm
Where: Zoom (All DPA members will be emailed the Zoom link)
- NZSL interpreters will be present at this event

Do you want to join in but are not a DPA member?
Joining is easy and free, you can fill in an online form to sign up. If you're unsure whether your membership is current, simply renew your membership and the database system will work out if you've renewed or not.

Do you want to let us know what you think but can't attend the Bubble Hui?
If you are unable to come to the hui but would like to share your thoughts with us on the Auckland Budget Cuts, you can email Regional Policy Advisor Chris Ford –

Give your personal feedback to Auckland Council on the Annual Budget
You can have your say directly to Auckland Council on the Annual Budget through either an online form, downloadable PDF form in various languages, or at one of the council’s Have Your Say Events – see Ways to have your say on the Annual Budget 2023/2024 consultation.

Consultation closes 11pm on 28 March.