PRESS RELEASE: Joint Statement on the Proposed Auckland Council Funding Cuts to Devonport-Takapuna Local Board
At a recent meeting of leaders of local Devonport organisations there was unanimous concern at the proposed Auckland Council budget cuts.
Auckland Council’s draft budget for 2023/24, proposes to cut $36.5M from regional arts, events, and community initiatives. This will have long-term negative impacts on Auckland’s arts and creative sector, sending our city backwards socially and economically. But there’s still hope! Many councillors have expressed a deep discomfort with the proposed cuts. We need to act now to encourage them to stand up for Auckland and invest in our city’s future.
DEPOT is among many groups, services and organisations across Tāmaki Makaurau facing significant funding cuts. The Annual Budget’s Survey 2023/2024 is your opportunity to make yourself heard and share your opinion, thoughts and views on the proposed changes. Help us protect investment in arts, culture and the community.
To find our more visit https://www.stopthecuts.co.nz/ or go direct to Auckland Council to have your say – link below!
Submissions closes 28 March so submit your feedback today!