Community planning


Engagement tools

Planning templates

Sample plans

Articles and papers

Watch a video on Community Visioning in Hillsboro, Oregon, USA

Kaipatiki Local Board

Devonport-Takapuna Local Board

Hibiscus and bays Local Board

Upper Harbour Local Board

Rodney Local Board

Me he korokoro Tui tau atu ki te kaupeka

Like the Tui stand on the highest branch and let your song be heard.....


How your plans work together

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

See how the Council plans fit together (click here). This page 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.

Next consultation with communities; Unitary Plan

Have your say on the Unitary plan

Auckland Council want as many people as possible to have their say on the Unitary Plan, so it can enable Auckland to grow in the way we all want.

They have already run early consultation before developing a draft, including an Online Forum, a day-long civic forum with members of the public, as well as direct engagement with hundreds of key stakeholders locally and across the region.

The Maori Plan

Ki te kāhore he whakakitenga ka ngaro te iwi.

Without foresight or vision the people will be lost.

Kingi Tawhiao Potatau te Wherowhero.

The pieces of this logo represent the land

Civic forum video (click here)

The Māori Plan summarises the key aspirations and provides greater clarity

to Auckland Council and other agencies about what Mana Whenua and Mataawaka

want and reflects their vision for the future.

What is the Flaxroots Village Planning Project?

Flaxroots supports communities to be in the driving seat of planning and deciding how to improve their neighbourhoods. It is a community-led initiative that actively engages local people on issues affecting their areas.

Flaxroots harnesses the community’s interest in solving local problems, contributing fresh ideas and increasing voluntary effort to generate new solutions. Communities take charge of developing a vision for their neighbourhood, translating it into community action plans which summarise locally identified priorities, goals, and aspirations.

It is a network of communities sharing information and resources, issues and initiatives. It is designed as a common space and approach bringing local leaders together to inform each other and their respective communities, yet retain autonomy and diverse identities. Flaxroots is an association presenting a concerted, mandated voice to Council on matters affecting local communities.

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