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

Proposed policies

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.

Read more about the Draft Heritage Incentives Policy 2014.

Current policies

Business Improvement District (BID) Policy

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

Read more about the Business Improvement District Policy.

Grants Policy

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

Read more about the Grants policy and available grants.

Dog control policies and bylaws

The policy and bylaw on dogs came into effect on 1 July 2013.

Read more about Dog control policies and bylaws.

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.

Read more about the Earthquake-prone, dangerous, and insanitary buildings policy.

Events policy

The events policy came into effect in May 2013.

Read more about the Events policy.

Gambling venue policies

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

Read more about the Gambling venue policies.

Local Approved Products Policy

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

Read more about the Local Approved Products Policy.

Local Board Funding Policy

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

Read more about the Local Board Funding Policy.

Managing the commercial sex industry

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

Read more about Managing the commercial sex industry.

Parks and open spaces acquisition policy

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

Read more about the Parks and open spaces acquisition policy.

Privacy policy

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

Read more about our Privacy policy.

Procurement strategy and policy

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

Read more about the Procurement strategy and policy.

Significance and Engagement policy

This policy aims to enable Auckland Council and its communities to identify the degree of significance attached to particular issues, proposals, assets, decisions, and activities.

Read more about the Significance and Engagement policy.

Smoke-free policy

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

Read more about the Smoke-free policy.


Treasury Management policy

This policy covers liability management which includes how the council manages its borrowings, interest rate exposure, liquidity, credit exposure and debt repayment. It also sets out policies on investments and risk management.

Read more about the Treasury Management policy (PDF 88KB).

Weed management policy

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

Read more about the Weed Management policy.

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