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Auckland Council

Business Improvement District (BID) Programme

Hōtaka ā-Rohe Whakapiki Pakihi

Through our BID Programme, we collaborate with Auckland's business sector to improve our local business environment and boost the regional economy.

Takapuna town centre.

What is a BID programme?

A BID programme is a local economic development initiative run by a business association in partnership with us.

A BID is a specified commercial area - town centre, industrial area, or a combination - designated for a targeted rate, with boundaries agreed by the local board and business association.

How BIDs work

We make the targeted rates funds available for the business association to use on activities that promote economic growth in their area. We set accountability requirements through our BID Policy.

Auckland has 48 BIDs representing more than 25,000 businesses, with a combined capital value estimated at $24 billion.

Business associations partner with the local boards to operate BID programmes in their communities.

Auckland Tourism, Events and Economic Development (ATEED) is the local and regional economic development resource to whom local boards and BIDs turn for advice.

BID website

For more information on the BID programme, visit the official BID website

BID rating maps

BID rating maps outline the areas liable for a special targeted rate.