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Source: Auckland Council

Environment hubs that educate about climate change, and place-making to support and enhance local business, are among several proposals identified during the first phase of public feedback sought to help shape Waitematā Local Board’s draft Local Board Plan 2020-2023.

These ideas, and more, are included in the local board’s draft plan. This proposes measures aimed to ensure the area is acting effectively on climate change, that its public and private spaces are accessible, versatile, and sustainable, and that its communities and businesses are supported to recover and thrive.

Waitematā Local Board chair Richard Northey says the draft plan sets an agenda that puts quality urban development, community, and climate change at the heart of all the board does.

“Waitematā has seen dramatic changes and growth, challenges, and opportunities. The city centre is undergoing transformation, we have declared a climate emergency and COVID-19 has brought uncertainty. 

“We want to support our community and businesses in the COVID-19 recovery. Helping ensure Waitematā will continue to be a place where our businesses thrive, our communities feel safe and connected and our environment is healthy as we respond to climate change, major construction works, disasters and pandemics is vital.

“Waitematā is the heart and soul of Tāmaki Makaurau. It’s vital that we support and enhance its unique passion, energy, and creativity and that we build for a sustainable and resilient future.

“To do this, we need to hear from our communities across Waitematā to make our draft plan better. So please make sure you have your say.”

Have your say

To have your say on Waitematā Local Board’s draft Local Board Plan, visit

Feedback closes on Thursday 13 August 2020.