WORKING FOR Orakei Ward.
Desley Simpson is an Auckland Councillor representing the Orakei Ward around the Town Hall table. She sits on nine committees including the Finance and Performance Committee, of which she is deputy chair (a committee of the whole).
Prior to election as a Councillor, Desley was chairperson of the Orakei Local Board and delivered significant investment in walkways, sportsfields, playgrounds and environmental projects to name but a few.
Her advocacy on Unitary Plan issues during that time was significant, ensuring Colin Maiden Park was not terraced housing and apartments as first proposed in the Draft Unitary Plan.