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An evaluation of the Waiheke governance pilot: progress after the first 18 months

Rachael Butler, Jesse Allpress
Auckland Council Research and Evaluation Unit, RIMU
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In late 2017, a three-year Auckland Council pilot programme was established to trial greater devolvement of decision-making to the Waiheke Local Board.

In order to track changes and impacts over time, researchers from Auckland Council’s Research and Evaluation Unit (RIMU) conducted a series of interviews both at the start of the pilot (the baseline) as well as in June 2019, 18 months on.

This report documents the progress of the pilot at its halfway point, from the perspective of Waiheke Local Board members and Auckland Council and council-controlled organisation (CCO) staff.

Auckland Council technical report TR2019/020