You can now have your say on the draft Auckland Unitary Plan - the rulebook that will shape the way Auckland grows.
The plan is a vital part of making Auckland the world’s most liveable city, setting out what can be built and where, as well as how we safeguard our environment, heritage, coastal areas and productive rural land.
“It’s all about where we live, where we work and what we value,” says Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse.
Auckland Council’s region-wide public engagement on the draft Auckland Unitary Plan has now commenced.
To get the discussion started, we are launching www.shapeauckland.co.nz - a website where you can chat, comment, provide your point of view and find out more about the plan. It features a video that explains the Unitary Plan in a nutshell and an online version of the draft plan.
“The website will be a great place to learn about and discuss what these new rules could mean for the future of Auckland,” says Penny.
“It’s essential we capture your thoughts on what works for you and your community, and any changes you would like to see.”
The website will also feature information about upcoming events, such as community forums, drop-in sessions at libraries and guided walks, where you can learn more about how the plan will guide Auckland’s development.
For those who wish to provide a more detailed response to the draft Auckland Unitary Plan, an online feedback form is also available.
To get involved in the conversation and be part of shaping your city, go to www.shapeauckland.co.nz.
Your feedback will help the council understand what changes are needed before the Auckland Unitary Plan is notified for formal submissions later this year.
Feedback is open from 15 March to 31 May 2013.