Every three years Auckland’s 21 local boards prepare strategic plans to help guide investment, funding, advocacy and local projects over the next three years.

Local Boards play a big role in shaping your local community so this is a really good opportunity to let your local board know what is important to you and where you would like your local board members to focus their attention.   You can provide feedback on what is in the draft or propose new ideas.

There are generally five key focus areas for all 21 draft local board plans currently out for consultation until 4pm on 14 August:

  • Our people: supporting people in our diverse communities.
  • Our environment: protecting our natural environment.
  • Our community: supporting community participation with our services and infrastructure.
  • Our places: supporting our growth, development, transport and accessibility.
  • Our economy: supporting our economic development.

Under each focus area (outcomes) the local board plans have the objectives the local board wants to achieve with details of the initiatives and projects proposed to achieve those objectives.  .

Here are some suggestions of what you might wish to encourage your local board to support:

  • inclusion of Māori outcomes to support Māori aspirations in your local area
  • Climate action goals and action in line with Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan
  • Deliver the Urban Ngahere (Forest) Strategy to increase the urban ngahere in our parks and open spaces
  • Community facilities and services (for example Pt Chev and Sandringham community centres, Leys Institute and local libraries )
  • Community grants to support local groups
  • Provide an accessible, safe and efficient network of pathways and cycleways across our neighbourhoods
  • Safe speeds around schools and through town centres
  • Advocate to Auckland Transport to deliver projects that align with the Transport Emissions Reduction Pathway  (TERP), the key strategy to de-carbonise Auckland’s transport system.

Forest and Bird have produced this really handy submission guide with addition points here 

Complete the online feedback form for your local board

Additional Resources: 

Te Tāruke-ā-Tāwhiri: Auckland’s Climate Plan 

Transport Emissions Reduction Pathway (TERP)