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

Currently under review

Draft Local Alcohol Policy

Local Alcohol Policy submissions closed at 4pm 16 July 2014. The policy is designed to promote safe, healthy and strong communities.

Proposed amendments to Local Boards Funding Policy

We are proposing to amend the council’s Local Boards Funding Policy to more fairly fund local services provided by the region’s 21 local boards. 

Find out more about the proposed amendments

Submissions closed 4pm Monday 9 July 2014.


Draft Heritage Incentives Policy Project

The Heritage Incentives Policy is being developed to support and encourage active engagement in the protection and enhancement of Auckland's natural and historic heirtage.

Submissions closed 4pm Wednesday 20 August 2014.

Draft Community Grants Policy

The draft Community Grants Policy will guide the allocation of funding to organisations delivering projects, activities and services of benefit to Aucklanders.  

Submissions closed Monday 11 August

Policy for Auckland's commercial sex industry

We are developing a consistent, region-wide approach for managing Auckland's commercial sex industry.



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 policy and bylaw on dogs came 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.

Events policy

The events policy came into effect in May 2013.

Gambling venue policies

We have 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.

Privacy policy

Our customer privacy policy sets out how we collect, use, protect and share your personal information.

Procurement strategy and policy

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

Smoke-free policy

This policy will incrementally make public outdoor spaces smoke-free across Auckland.

Weed management policy

The weed management policy to guide the control of weeds and vegetation in parks and open spaces.