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Auckland Council is embarking on a programme to develop 21 Area Plans.
Area Plans are based on the same geographic areas as Local Boards.
help to implement the directions and outcomes of the Auckland Plan at a local level
reflect local aspirations such as those included in Local Board Plans (where these are consistent with the direction set by the Auckland Plan)
provide strategic direction to progressively inform policies and rules of the new Unitary Plan which will eventually replace the existing regional and district plans of the former councils
inform future versions of the Long-Term Plan (which determines council spending over a 10-year period). This will enable the council to prioritise and budget for projects to achieve area plan goals.
Area Plans will analyse local issues, challenges and opportunities. Guided by the Auckland Plan and local aspirations, Area Plans will provide a long-term (30-year) vision for:
implementing the Auckland Plan at a local level
identifying the timing of development projects and infrastructure needs
how we use land to live, work and play
the size, role and function of town centres
key transport routes and improvements
recognition of heritage, landscape, landmarks, and natural features
social and cultural facilities
public open space
local business and employment opportunities