Plans and strategies

In this section:
Projects Plans and strategies
10-year budget 2018-2028 10-year budget 2015-2025 Long-term plan 2012-2022 The Auckland Plan Annual budget Auckland Unitary Plan District and regional plans City Centre Masterplan Sea Change – Tai Timu Tai Pari Area plans Council strategies and plans Local board plans Regional Parks Management Plan 2010 How your plans work together
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How your plans work together

The Mayor's vision is for Auckland to be the world's most livable city. This requires careful and detailed planning of council's activities, services and resources.

This diagram shows the linkages between the vision, the Auckland Plan and the other key documents that have a role to play in implementing the Auckland Plan.

The Auckland Plan

The Auckland Plan is the strategy to make Auckland the world’s most liveable city. The plan will have a major impact on our lives as it will shape where we live and work and the transport we use over the next 30 years.

Thousands of Aucklanders have contributed ideas, knowledge and expertise in the creation of the Auckland Plan.

The scope of the plan extends well beyond the mandate and budgets of Auckland Council, and to be successful, it needs a collaborative approach with central government and many other stakeholders, including the private sector and the community at large.

The following plans and strategies have been created or, are being created, to support the realisation of the Auckland Plan and its vision:

Implementation plans

The Long-term Plan (2012-2022) puts the Auckland Plan in motion and sets out the council's projects and budget for the next 10 years.

The Auckland Unitary Plan, once completed, will be New Zealand's biggest resource management plan, which will guide the development and quality of the city's built and natural environment. The Auckland Unitary Plan will be the principal regulatory tool to implement the The Auckland Plan.

Project plans

The City Centre Master Plan is a 20-year vision to bring new energy and vibrancy to Auckland's city centre. It identifies opportunities for development and ways to make Auckland's city centre a more attractive place to live and work in. It also addresses the importance of a greater connectivity between the city centre and suburbs in the city fringe such as Ponsonby, Parnell and Devonport and the important regional centres of Newmarket and Takapuna.

The Waterfront Plan 2012 sets out the vision and goals for the waterfront and a range of short, medium and long-term initiatives that include a 20km promenade and cycleway along the edge of the waterfront, an innovation precinct at Wynyard Quarter, a 4.5 hectare park on Wynyard Point, and a light rail system from the Wynyard Quarter to St Heliers.

The City Centre Retail Action Plan 2012 – 2017 is a joint initiative between Heart of the City and Auckland Council to improve the overall retail environment and experience and ensure that Auckland’s retail offering stands alongside the world’s best.

Local plans

Local Board Plans are three-year plans that set out the aspirations and priorities for your community and guide the decisions that your local board will make for your area over the next three years and beyond. They informed and influenced the development of  the Auckland Council's Long-term Plan.

Local board agreements are negotiated with the council and determine a local board's budget and funding for local activities for each financial year.

Area plans are long-term (30-year) plans based on the same geographic areas as local boards. Once completed, they will help to implement the directions and outcomes of the Auckland Plan at a local level.

Strategies and policies

A number of core strategies and policies are being developed to help deliver the Auckland Plan:

  • Auckland's Economic Development Strategy  will help drive a greater degree of investment and cooperation by business, industry, government and community organisations. It will guide Auckland’s economic development and the council’s planning and investment decisions over the next 10 years.
  • Waste Management and Minimisation Plan aims to help people to minimise their waste and create economic opportunities in doing so. The plan's ultimate goal is Zero Waste.

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