State of Auckland

Auckland Council and the former councils have been collecting information about our environment and people for more than 30 years.

Our extensive monitoring programmes allow us to build a picture of the state of Auckland, both environmentally and socially.

The latest results for Auckland's freshwater, marine, air and land environments are available in the report, 'The Health of Auckland's Natural Environment in 2015'.

The Health of Auckland's Natural Environment in 2015

Te Oranga o te Taiao o Tāmaki Makaurau

Released on 8 October 2015, this state of the environment report is the fourth Auckland-wide assessment since 1999, and the first by the unified Auckland Council.

The report shows that since the 'State of the Auckland Region report' was released in 2010 (by Auckland Regional Council), there have been some mixed results.

Air quality has improved regionally, and areas where biodiversity is being intensively managed are making good progress.

However, environmental health in freshwater and marine environments continues to decline slowly due to sediment and contaminant inputs. The footprint of urban Auckland is also expanding.

For more, download the report:

The Health of Auckland's Natural Environment in 2015 (PDF 9.9MB)

State of Auckland Report Cards 2012-2014

For information on the state of the environment in specific areas of Auckland, the region's capacity for growth, demographics and quality of life, see State of Auckland report cards.

Previous State of the Auckland region reports

2009: State of the Auckland Region report 2009

2004: State of the Auckland Region report 2004 (PDF 9.3MB)

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