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Franklin plans, agreements and reports

Franklin Local Board Plan 2020

The Franklin Local Board Plan is its strategic three-year plan outlining the community's priorities.

Local board plans guide local board activity, funding and investment decisions. They also influence local board input into regional strategies and plans, including the Auckland Plan (the 30-year vision for Auckland), the council’s 10-year Budget (Long-term Plan) and the annual budgets.

The local board has agreed on the plan for 2020. Read more about the discussion on the Franklin Local Board plan 2020 site.

​Translation in te reo Māori

​Get a copy of previous plans

​Accessible word documents of Local Board Plans are also available on request through contacting our contact centre on (09) 301 0101 or by visiting one of our customer service centres.

Franklin Local Board Agreement (budget)

The local board agreement sets out the local board's budget and funding for activities and performance measures for the financial year.

Local board agreements are part of the council's annual budget.

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Franklin Local Board achievements report

This document provides an overview of the key achievements for the Franklin Local Board over the 2016-2019 term.

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Franklin Local Board - Joint CCO Engagement Plan 2021-2022

This plan outlines how Franklin Local Board and council-controlled organisations (CCOs) will work together on community priorities.

The CCOs include:

  • Auckland Transport
  • Tātaki Auckland Unlimited
  • Eke Panuku Development
  • Watercare

This plan also creates a framework for reporting progress.

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​Franklin Local Economic Development Plan 2018

This plan sets out the vision for Franklin to have a thriving local economy.

It will do this by building on its strengths in rural production/processing and tourism and strengthening connections between employment opportunities, education and skills.

The plan also outlines how Franklin will improve access to the communications technology necessary for economic success.

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​Franklin Māori Responsiveness Action Plan 2019

The plan is an operation-level document intended to provide the local board opportunities to:

  • strengthen mana whenua relationships
  • respond to Māori aspirations
  • deliver on improved outcomes for Māori.

The plan will guide future business planning in the areas of:

  • engagement and relationships
  • decision-making
  • systems and processes
  • capability and capacity building
  • provision of services.

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Hunua Trial Aspirational Plan 2018

The Hunua Trail is an economic development and tourism initiative that seeks to improve access to the Hunua Ranges for recreational use.

 The vision is to create a world-class 45km walking and cycling recreational route through the Hunua Ranges linking Clevedon to Kaiaua on the Firth of Thames.

 The initiative is led by Franklin Local Board in partnership with Watercare and Regional Parks, with support from ATEED.

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Roulston Park Concept Plan

This concept plan will inform future development of Roulston Park in Pukekohe.

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Franklin Sport and Active Recreation Facilities Plan

The Franklin Sport and Active Recreation Facilities Plan was adopted in August 2016. The plan was reviewed in March 2019 and the project list was updated.

The purpose of the plan is to provide the Franklin Local Board with direction to assist with the prioritisation of future sport and recreation facility investment, taking into account projected population growth.

It will ensure that investment in facilities is in line with the priorities identified in the plan, and that ad-hoc development is limited.

The plan focuses on sport and active recreation facilities under a wide range of ownership structures (including council-owned facilities, private facilities, club-owned facilities and those owned by not-for-profit groups).

The geographical area of the plan includes the Franklin Local Board area and the northern part of the Waikato district, including Pokeno, Tuakau, Port Waikato and Onewhero.


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Pukekohe Area Plan

The Pukekohe Area Plan, adopted in 2014, outlines how Pukekohe is envisaged to grow and change over the next 30 years. It gives outcomes and the actions that will help to achieve them.

While most other area plans cover a full local board area, the Pukekohe Area Plan provides a response to the growth direction in the Auckland Plan, in which Pukekohe is identified as a satellite town.

It also allowed the Franklin Local Board to provide direction on zoning and the rural urban boundary now included in the Auckland Unitary Plan for the Pukekohe area.


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​Waiuku Trails Plan

The Waiuku Trails Plan provides an aspirational plan of local walking and cycling paths in Waiuku.

It was adopted by the local board in December 2017, and is part of the wider Auckland Council local paths initiative.

To find out more about how the Waiuku Trails Plan is being delivered in partnership with local community groups, or to register your interest in becoming a volunteer, email


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​Pōhutukawa Coast Trails Plan

The Pōhutukawa Coast Trails Plan is an aspirational plan for walking, cycling and bridle paths in the Maraetai/Beachlands area. The plan was adopted by the local board in June 2017.

To find out more about how the Pōhutukawa Trails Plan is being delivered in partnership with local community groups, or to register your interest in becoming a volunteer, email

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​Pukekohe-Paerata Paths Plan

The Pukekohe-Paerata Paths Plan outlines the long-term local path network within the Franklin Local Board area for Pukekohe-Paerata.

The plan identifies priority projects for funding and implementation over the coming years.

This aspirational plan is intended for use by Franklin Local Board, council departments, council-controlled organisations (CCOs), community groups, private developers and other interested parties.

It was adopted by the Franklin Local Board in December 2018 and is part of the wider Auckland Council local paths initiative. For more information, email


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Pukekohe Subdivision Paths Plan - Clarks Beach, Waiau Beach and Waiau Pa

This plan outlines the future local path network for the Clarks Beach, Waiau Beach and Waiau Pa areas.

It identifies priority projects over the coming years.

This plan will be used  by:

  • Franklin Local Board
  • Auckland Council departments
  • council-controlled organisations (CCOs)
  • iwi
  • community groups
  • private developers
  • interested parties.

The Franklin Local Board adopted the plan in December 2021. It is part of an Auckland-wide local paths initiative.

Email for more information.

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​Pukekohe-Paerata Structure Plan

The Pukekohe-Paerata Structure Plan guides the area's future urban development.

Adopted on 6 August 2019, it sets out a pattern of land use and the supporting infrastructure network for the future urban growth of Pukekohe-Paerata.

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See Pukekohe-Paerata Structure Plan page.

​Sunkist Bay Concept Plan

This plan provides a 'big picture' overview of potential facility upgrades for Sunkist Bay in Beachlands.


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​Wairoa River Catchment Action Plan

The Wairoa River Catchment Action Plan outlines the issues faced by the Wairoa River and details projects and opportunities to restore its health.

The plan was developed with support from the Franklin Local Board.

Friends of Te Wairoa Catchment deliver community led projects in the area.

For more information, including how to be involved, email

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