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.


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.

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.

Community Grants Policy

The Community Grants Policy guides the allocation of funding to organisations delivering projects, activitis and services of benefit to Aucklanders. The policy comes into effect on 1 July 2015.

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.


Local Approved Products Policy

This policy controls where psychoactive substances - otherwise known as legal highs - can be sold in Auckland.

Local Board Funding Policy

The Local Board Funding Policy was adopted by the Governing Body in August 2014.

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.

Significance and Engagement policy

We want to know how and when you expect to be involved in shaping council decisions on activities, plans and policies.

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.

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