Waitākere Ranges Local Board


Waitākere Ranges plans, agreements and reports

In this section you will find information about plans, agreements and reports that relate to the Waitākere Local Board and community.

Information about council's key plans can be found in the See also panel.

Waitākere Ranges Local Board Plan 2017

 Every three years each of Auckland’s 21 local boards develops a local board plan, which guides their decisions on local activities and projects. 

The three-year plans reflect community priorities, preferences and guide:

  • the local board’s decisions on local activities, projects and facilities
  • the local board’s input into the regional strategies and plans of Auckland Council
  • how the local board works with other agencies that play a key role in local areas including community groups, central government agencies and council-controlled organisations.

Local board plans also form the basis for development of the annual local board agreements for each financial year, and inform the development of Auckland Council's Long-Term Plan, the council's 10-year-budget.

Following consultation, feedback will be considered and the board will adopt the final Waitākere Local Board Plan by October 2017.

Waitākere Local Board Agreement (2016/2017)

This agreement sets out the budget and funding for activities and performance measures for the financial year and puts the local board's vision into action.

Local board agreements are part of the council's annual budget.

Waitākere Local Board Agreement 2016/2017 (PDF 781KB)

Waitākere Ranges Heritage Area Monitoring Report

The Waitākere Ranges Heritage Area Act was established in 2008 to protect and enhance the area's heritage features for present and future generations.

This report, commissioned by Waitākere Ranges Local Board, reviews whether the objectives of the act are being met, and how human activity and council decisions are affecting the area.

Waitākere Ranges Heritage Area Monitoring Report, Volume 1: Summary of Findings - June 2013 (PDF 1.43KB)

Waitākere Ranges Strategic Weed Management Plan

The Waitākere Ranges Local Board has adopted the Waitākere Ranges Strategic Weed Management Plan to help protect the ranges from invasive weeds in a systematic, coordinated way.

Weeds present a huge and growing threat to the ecology of the Waitākere Ranges Heritage Area, which is an area of national significance.

The plan provides a set of advocacy priorities and recommendations to allocate budgets to combat weeds.

The board commissioned Jack Craw, former manager of biosecurity at Auckland Council, to write the strategic weed plan.

Waitākere Ranges Strategic Weed Management Plan - June 2015 (PDF 8.7KB)

Muddy Creeks Plan

The Muddy Creeks Plan – a local area plan for Parau, Laingholm, Woodlands Park and Waima – has been adopted by the council.

This plan was adopted by the Auckland Development Committee on Thursday 13 February 2014. The local board adopted the final draft plan at their meeting on 9 October 2013.

A local area plan has already been developed for each of the Oratia, Waiatarua and Henderson Valley communities. Find out more.  

The Muddy Creeks Plan (PDF 2.4MB)

Waitākere Ranges Foothills Design Guide

The Waitākere Ranges Foothills Design Guide assists landowners and design professionals to understand design solutions that, while not being compulsory, will assist in manage the effects of development in the Waitākere Ranges Heritage Area.

This updated version of the guide was adopted by the Waitākere Ranges Local Board on 14 August 2014.

Waitākere Ranges Foothills Design Guide (PDF 3MB) 

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