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Auckland Long Term Plan Out for Consultation

The Long-term Plan 2012 – 2022

The Long-term Plan (LTP) sets out the council’s projects and budget for the next 10 years. It is the starting point for turning the aspirations of the Auckland Plan into an implementation plan. This aligns with the Mayor’s vision to create the world’s most liveable city.

View the Auckland Spatial Plan diagram to see how the LTP fits with our other key plans.

The first year of the LTP is the Annual Plan for 2012-13.

Get involved

Read it: On the Auckland Council website or at your local library, service centre or Local Board office.

Keep an eye out: for our public information campaign, which centres around five key themes: community, urban living, transport, economic development and rates. We will have details on the news section of the intranet about key projects and initiatives in the draft LTP. For more information, visit the Long-term plan on the website.

Talk to us: throughout March, we’ll be running roadshows around the Auckland region, where you can find out more about the draft LTP.

Residents’ summary

An easy-to-read residents’ summary of the plan is being delivered to all Auckland households in February. There are 21 versions of the summary matched to each local board area. All versions are available on the Long-term Plan residents’ summary page.

New rating system

From July, Aucklanders will be rated using one, region-wide rating system ensuring fairer rates for all ratepayers.

Auckland Council is required by government to have a single rating system based on a property’s capital value.

To help ratepayers manage the transition to their new annual rates, we are introducing a “Rates Transition adjustment”, which will be applied over the next three years.

Going from eight rating systems to one is complicated. To help ratepayers understand the new approach, we have developed an online rates guide.

Here you can estimate your rates 2012/2013, find out more about how we will manage increases and decreases as we move to the new system, and check sewerage tariffs.

Visit the Long-term Plan rates page and click the rates tab.

Regional Land Transport Programme

At the same time, Auckland Transport will be consulting on the Regional Land Transport Programme (RLTP). This outlines transport projects and services to be funded over the next three years (2012-2015).

Projects include electrification of the rail network, planning for the City Rail Link, preparation of the Western Ring Route, integrated ticketing, the Auckland Manukau Eastern Transport Initiative (AMETI) and improved ferry infrastructure.

A summary of the draft RLTP is included in the residents’ summary along with a combined submission form. Auckland Transport will hold separate hearings in April.

For more information, visit the RLTP page on the Auckland Transport website.

Alternative funding

Alongside the draft LTP, Auckland Council has produced a discussion paper on alternative funding sources. If we are to fix Auckland’s transport issues and unclog our roads, we need to ask the important question: how do we pay for the necessary projects?

Draft Auckland Waste Management and Minimisation Plan

Auckland Council is now seeking feedback on their Draft Waste Management and Minimisation Plan.

The plan is now out for discussion until 31 January 2012.

With the creation of one council in Auckland, they want to streamline the different waste management systems set up by the seven legacy councils, to help deliver waste services more efficiently, find better ways to reuse resources, and send less to landfill.

The way we manage waste affects all Aucklanders, both now and in the future. Our ultimate aspirational aim is to reach for “Zero Waste”, as part of our ambition to make Auckland the world’s most liveable city.

We want to hear what you think of the proposals in the draft plan and your ideas on how we deal with waste in Auckland.

Have your say by 4pm 31 January 2012.

Visit www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/wasteplan to download a copy of the full plan, summary document and complete an online submission form. You can also pick up a copy of the plan, summary and freepost submission form, from your local board office, council service centre or library. For more information call 09 301 0101.

Waitakere Christmas Festival 3 December 2011

Waitakere Christmas Festival celebrates 10 years!!

This is a very exciting year for the Waitakere Christmas Festival Trust as it plans it’s 10th year at Parrs Park, Oratia on 3rd December 2011.

A very special show is planned and being directed by the very talented John Goudge and they welcome back once again West Aucklands very own Pio Terei who believed in the Festival Trust 10 years ago when he agreed to become their Patron and MC.

The 2011 Waitakere Christmas Festival boasts a fine variety of talented performers, including BlackSandDiva, Tamashii Taiko Drummers, Show West Singers, & the Recliner Rockers.

Alongside the experienced adult artists will be the young stars of Waitakere music & dance. The festival also features school & cultural groups, making a truly diverse programme of acts this year.

This year they are very proud to be working in tandem with Violence Free Waitakere’s ‘Have a Happy Holiday’ promotion and as our charity bucket collection …. so don’t forget to bring along those gold coins for the collection.

So bring along your picnic baskets and rugs and be prepared to be entertained ….

NOTE: Due to new rules set by Auckland Council this event is now alcohol free as well as smoke free.

Council’s Ethnic People’s Advisory Panel newsletter Nov 2011

Click here to read the latest newsletter from Ethnic People’s Advisory Panel (EPAP)

Community Events in Papakura Nov-Dec 2011


from Auckland Council Community Advisor for Papakura

November 2011

Papakura Social Services Network meeting

  • Wednesday 2 November 2011 9:00am – 10.00 am
  • Where: CAB 4a Opaheke Rosd, Papakura

Fireworks Spectacular

  • Friday 4 November 2011 Gates Open:     6:00pm – Event Ends:      9:30pm
  • Where: Massey Park, Ron Keat Drive, Papakura

Papakura Marae Carboot sale – Fundraiser for Kaumatua Kuia Dinner

  • Saturday 12 November 2011 Time:     8.00am – 12.00 noon
  • Carboot booking $15.00, All proceeds go to Kaumatua Kuia Christmas Dinner
  • Contact Rangi rangis@papakiuramarae.co.nz or DDI 2972887
  • Where: Papakura Marae 29 Hunua Road, Papakura

PAPCOSS Community and Social Services Expo

  • Friday 15 November 2011 Time:     10:30am – 12.00 noon
  • Where: Foyer to Museum and Library, Carparking28 East Street or 209 Great South Road, Papakura

Papakura Marae – Teal Ribbon Breakfast ‘Choose To Be Violent Free’

  • Friday 16 November 2011 Time:     7.00am – 8.00am
  • Tickets cost $10.00 Contact Rangi rangis@papakiuramarae.co.nz or DDI 2972887
  • Where: Papakura Marae Hunua Road Papakura

December 2011

Papakura Carols in the Park

  • Friday 2 December 2011   Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm
  • Where: TBA

Papakura Santa Parade

  • Saturday 3 December 2011 Time:  2:00pm-3:30pm
  • Where: Papakura Town Centre

Papakura Youth Event

  • Monday 5 December 2011 Time: 5:00pm-7.00pm
  • Where: The Gate, 26a Wood Street, Papakura

Papakura Social Services Network meeting

  • Wednesday 7 December 2011 9:00am – 10.00 am
  • Where: CAB 4a Opaheke Rosd, Papakura

Papakura Marae – Christmas in the Pa

  • Wednesday 14 December 2011   2:00pm-3:30pm
  • Stallholder booking $15 all proceed go to event
  • Contact Maisaele  DDI  2972163
  • Where: Papakura Marae 29 Hunua Road, Papakura



Self Massage Course

  • Date    Every Monday
  • Venue Old Central School  Wood Street Papakura
  • Contact Yu-Mei Lin 09 296 6465 or 021 386 009

Tai Chi

Gentle exercise for enhancing energy circulation,body coordination and mind concentration.

  • Venue:Old Central School (opp. to police station),
  • Wood Street, Papakura
  • Date: Monday 8.15-9.15pm.
  • Cost Up to 5 dollars by donation.
  • Contact Bernard (09): 266-9988. Or heart.bridge@slingshot.co.nz

Oriental Flower Arrangement Course

This course is for you to learn a simple and elegant way of arranging flowers. The principle of this arrangement is to create the feeling of peace, harmony and balance. Join us to enjoy the fun of this creative process.

  • Date:   Friday
  • Time:  10:00 am ~ 12:00 pm
  • Venue Old Central School
  • Cost:    Donation
  • Equipment: Scissors, Vase, Kenzan (pin holder)
  • Instructor: Amy Wu

Age-Friendly Cities Seminar with Dr Alex Kalache

Global Age-Friendly Cities Seminar

With International Guest Speaker Dr Alex Kalache

  • Monday November 14 2011
  • NZI Room, Aotea Centre
  • 50 Mayoral Drive, Auckland Central
  • 10.00am– 12:00pm

Biography – Dr Alexandre Kalache pioneered “active ageing” at the World Health Organization as head of the Ageing and Life Course Programme from 1995 to 2007. He now heads the International Centre for Policies on Ageing, Brazil, is a special adviser for global ageing to the New York Academy of Medicine and a member of the advisory board of the World Demographic and Ageing Forum.


10 am

Welcome: Master of Ceremonies Dr Greg Morgan

10.15 am

Seminar: International Guest Speaker Dr Alex Kalache: Global Age Friendly Cities

11 am

Question and Answer session: Dr Kalache will be available to take questions from the floor

11.30 am – 12.00pm

Light Lunch and Intergenerational play equipment opportunity

RSVP to Age Concern Auckland

Postal address: PO Box 19542 Avondale Auckland 1746
Physical address: 57 Rosebank Road, Auckland
Telephone: 09 820 0184, Facsimile: 09 828 1660
Email: ageconcern@ageconak.org.nz

Parking is available at the Civic Car Park: Please visit the page below for a map and information on car park charges:


Supported by The Mental Health Foundation of NZ, Age Concern and Auckland Council. 

Have Your Say on How Community Funding Works in Auckland

Auckland Council provides various forms of support to community groups working for their communities.  This assistance comes in a number of forms including, but not limited to:

  • capacity building and governance support
  • funding
  • provision of subsidised leases
  • partnership with council to develop facilities.

Auckland Council is undertaking stakeholder consultation on a new Community Assistance Framework and related policies, including:

Community funding policy

This policy will guide the provision of contestable and multiyear contract grants at regional and local levels.  The policy will support the provision of grants to a wide-range of community groups across the region, whilst ensuring the policy is equitable, accountable and transparent.

Community lease policy

This policy will guide the provision of subsidised, below market rental community leases across the region.  The policy will provide subsidised council-owned buildings and / or land to community groups to undertake a range of activities that benefit the community.

Facility partnership policy

This policy will guide the creation of partnerships between council and external organisations to develop new or upgrade existing facilities across the region.  The intent of the policy is to address gaps in council’s network facilities by entering into partnerships with external organisations.

The long-term approach to community assistance is expected to become effective from July 2012, contingent upon political and consultative processes.  Members of the public, key internal and external stakeholders and community organisations will be asked to participate fully in these processes.

As a community group in the region, the new framework and policies may affect your organisation and we welcome your views.

You can register interest in being involved in consultation by emailing communityassistance@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz.  

Draft Auckland Plan – TIME TO HAVE YOUR SAY

Draft Auckland Plan released

The Auckland Council has released its ‘Draft Auckland Plan” which aims to define the character of the Super City and will have direct implications for the performance of the New Zealand economy and for the people and businesses which live and trade within the greater Auckland area.

The Draft Auckland Plan, and accompanying documents, are the Auckland Council’s blueprint to transform Auckland into the “world’s most liveable city” over the next 30 years.  This is a major task – which may explain why the documentation runs to more than 500 pages, not including the technical and background papers.

Pacific peoples’ futures                                                                                                           

Pacific peoples’ futures are tied up with Auckland’s future, so it is important that Pacific communities, leaders and organisations are engaged in the Draft Auckland Plan submission process.  The Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs strongly recommends Pacific communities, leaders and organisations to start planning your response to the plan now.

Access information about the plan and a copy of the plan

You can see a copy of the plan and other reports by going to this link: http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/AboutCouncil/PlansPoliciesPublications/theaucklandplan/DRAFTAUCKLANDPLAN/Pages/home.aspx

Provide your feedback and have your say  

Check out this link to see how you can have your say: http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/AboutCouncil/PlansPoliciesPublications/theaucklandplan/haveyoursay/Pages/home.aspx

You can have your say in various ways.

Submissions must be received by 4pm Tuesday 25 October, 2011

Large print – a PDF of the large print version of the Draft Auckland Plan Executive Summary can be downloaded from HERE. 

Reference copies will be distributed to libraries, service centres and local board offices. The public are also welcome to request a large print copy be posted out to them. Requests can be emailed to theaucklandplan@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz