Plain Language Awards

Celebrate the stories of our clearest business communicators

Finalist: Best Plain English Turnaround 2018

Auckland Council

Document name

Review of Auckland Council’s representation arrangements for the 2019 elections

Judges’ comments

I would use this as an example of a document that was brilliantly reconceived into a new medium. [The document] applied plain language and design techniques … to the higher order concerns of a document.

My understanding is that the goal for this document is to get a clear picture of how Aucklanders feel about the proposed changes so that the council can make an informed and democratic decision. I’m confident the consultation gives people the information they need to give useful feedback, and the response rate reflects how easy it is to use.

Media statement

We congratulate Auckland Council on being a finalist. Please contact them directly for their comments.