Auckland Mayor Phil Goff’s proposed Recovery Budget released on Tuesday will see billions invested into environment and water infrastructure, transport, parks and community facilities, Auckland Council says. If adopted, it will be the single largest infrastructure package in the city’s history, with a 21 per cent increase on the previous budget. According to Mayor Goff, the investment aims to accelerate the city’s COVID-19 recovery by stimulating the economy, creating jobs, and providing the infrastructure needed to tackle long-term challenges.