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Auckland City Community Committee records.

Identifier: MSS-Archives-A-150

Scope and Contents

Records of the Auckland City Community Committee 1973- 1975. The collection includes full sets of agendas, minutes and correspondence together with incidental papers.


  • 1973 - 1975


Conditions Governing Access

Not restricted.

Biographical / Historical

The City Community Committee was formed in November 1973 (see Folder 9). From the outset, the committee's chief concern was in matters of town planning - especially in the Grafton, Central City and Parnell areas. It considered the future of specific buildings and sites - the Destructor on Victoria St. West and the Old Custom House are two examples.

At its inaugural meeting, committee members resolved that they should be directly elected as individuals, rather than that some should take part in a separate ballot as representatives of particular organisations. The hope was, presumably, for a more autonomous decision and policy-making body within the community. This seems to have been the case in certain fields. Indeed, the committee's relationship with the Auckland City Council (and, in particular, the Mayor) was initially somewhat strained as a result of the committee's determination to have its own way in submissions to the Local Bills Committee (see Folder 8). Eventually, however, an amicable modus vivendi was achieved.

The committee met every four weeks on the Wednesday following each meeting of the City Council. A few special meetings were held particularly in the early stages of the development of the committee.


0.3 metres (3 boxes.)

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

Donated by Dr John Prebble who served on the committee and was also committee chairman for two terms.


NRAM A952.

Inventory of the Auckland City Community Committee records, 1973-1975.
Peter H. Hughes
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Repository Details

Part of the Special Collections, University of Auckland Repository

5 Alfred Street
Private Bag 92019
Auckland 1142 New Zealand