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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.

They will:

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

Flaxroots is a priority initiative of the North Shore Community and Social Services funded under the Community Development Scheme of the Department of Internal Affairs