Find out about changes to policies as council reviews them, as well as newly implemented policies.


Alcohol policy

Auckland Council is currently working on an alcohol policy and planning programme designed to promote safe, healthy and strong communities.

Policy for Auckland's commercial sex industry

Auckland Council is developing a consistent, region-wide approach for the management of Auckland's commercial sex industry.

Trading in public places policy

Auckland Council and Auckland Transport are developing a region-wide policy on the management of trading activities in public places. Consultation will take place in early-mid 2014.


Weed Management Policy

Auckland Council has developed the Weed Management Policy to guide the control of weeds and vegetation in parks and open spaces.

Procurement strategy and policy

Auckland Council has developed a new procurement strategy and policy to align with the driving principles of the Auckland Plan.

Business Improvement District (BID) Policy

Under the BID scheme, businesses vote to invest in improvements to their local business environment.

Dog control policies and bylaws

The new policy and bylaw on dogs will come into effect from 1 July 2013.

Earthquake-Prone, Dangerous and Insanitary Buildings Policy (2011-2016)

This policy aims to reduce the level of risk to people from earthquake-prone buildings in the region.

Gambling venue policies

Auckland Council has developed region-wide policies for the management of pokie machines and racing (TAB) across Auckland.

Parks and Open Spaces Acquisition Policy

This policy provides the framework for acquiring land for parks and open spaces.

Smoke-free policy

Auckland Council has approved a new policy that will incrementally make public outdoor spaces smoke-free across Auckland.