Jessica Rose is a current elected member of Whau Board. She was previously elected to the Albert-Eden local board and has been an active community resident for many years with organisations such as Frocks on Bikes, Women in Urbanism Aotearoa, and Bike Auckland. She’s a certified project manager with extensive experience in the public and private sectors. She brings experience in good governance to urgent local action in climate and environmental protection, housing affordability, and economic resilience.

She is an Avondale resident who spends a lot of time locally while self-building an eco-home with her partner. You might run into her biking around on her classic mint green ebike. I’m aware of what affect both density and climate change could have on our community. She wants to plan ahead for a resilient future knowing how both density and climate change could have an impact on the community. Collecting our own rain water, and replanting native trees nurtured from seed, in a house on a small footprint, is her personal way of contributing to urban regeneration done right.

Jessica's priorities include better public transport, safer neighbourhoods, and preserving the unique character of our suburbs while making them open, welcoming, and accessible for everyone. She’s a passionate advocate for sustainable management and guardianship-kaitiakitanga of our waterways, reserves, and parks for our ward’s next generation.


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