OneMusic’s response to Auckland Councils proposed Annual Budget 2023/2024

Auckland Council has announced a forecast budget shortfall of $295 million for the financial year 2023/2024. The proposed cost-cutting initiatives contradict Auckland Council’s responsibility to the arts and cultural development of Tāmaki Makaurau.

In recognition of the proposal to decrease expenditure, OneMusic, as part of the music sector, urges Auckland Council to undertake financial due diligence to fully understand the economic impact these proposed cuts will have on the creative, music, tourism, retail, accommodation, and hospitality industries; and threaten the cultural well-being of our communities and the overall liveability, vibrancy, social cohesion, and identity of Tāmaki Makaurau Auckland.

Reductions in operating costs across Auckland Council and Council Controlled Organisations, Tātaki Auckland Unlimited, Eke Panuku, Regional Services, Local Board Initiatives, Grants, will impact employment, limit revenue streams and the future prosperity for Aucklanders and their businesses.

Have your say on the Annual Budget 2023/2024 before Tuesday 28 March



The AK Have Your Say Survey, features Context about what is proposed, followed by seven questions and a final option to attach supporting information aka your Submission Letter.

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