More than 11,500 Aucklanders had their say in the consultation on Auckland Council’s 2022/2023 Annual Budget – almost triple the number of responses received in the preceding annual budget consultation. “The uncertain impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, rising inflation and interest rates, supply chain challenges and a tight labour market are all hitting our budget hard. It is great to get so much feedback from Aucklanders as to their thoughts and opinions,” says Councillor Desley Simpson.