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Waitākere Ranges plans, agreements and reports

Ngā Mahere, whakaaetanga me ngā rīpoata mō Te Ika Whenua o Waitākere

Waitākere Ranges Local Board Plan 2017

The Waitākere Ranges Local Board Plan is the guiding document for the local board, and is its strategic three-year plan to outline the communities' priorities and preferences.

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.

A key role of the local board plan is to provide a basis for development of the annual local board agreement for each financial year. Each local board develops annual work programmes alongside adoption of their local board agreement.

Get a copy of the plan

​You can request accessible word documents of local board plans through our contact centre on 09 301 0101 or by visiting one of our service centres.

Waitākere Ranges 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.

Get a copy of the local board agreement

Document Collection

Read our budget plans in full.​

Muddy Creeks Plan

The Muddy Creeks Plan – a local area plan for Parau, Laingholm, Woodlands Park and Waima – has been adopted by the council.

This plan was adopted by the Auckland Development Committee on Thursday 13 February 2014. The local board adopted the final draft plan at their meeting on 9 October 2013.

A local area plan has already been developed for each of the Oratia, Waiatarua and Henderson Valley communities.

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​Waitākere Ranges Foothills Design Guide

The Waitākere Ranges Foothills Design Guide assists landowners and design professionals to understand design solutions that, while not being compulsory, will assist in manage the effects of development in the Waitākere Ranges Heritage Area.

This updated version of the guide was adopted by the Waitākere Ranges Local Board on 14 August 2014.

Get a copy of the guide

​Waitākere Ranges Heritage Area Monitoring Report

The Waitākere Ranges Heritage Area Act was established in 2008 to protect and enhance the area's heritage features for present and future generations.

This report, commissioned by the Waitākere Ranges Local Board, reviews whether the objectives of the act are being met, and how human activity and council decisions are affecting the area.

Get a copy of the report

​For a copy of the full report, see Waitākere Ranges Heritage Area.

​Waitākere Ranges Strategic Weed Management Plan

The Waitākere Ranges Local Board has adopted the Waitākere Ranges Strategic Weed Management Plan to help protect the ranges from invasive weeds in a systematic, coordinated way.

Weeds present a huge and growing threat to the ecology of the Waitākere Ranges Heritage Area, which is an area of national significance.

The plan provides a set of advocacy priorities and recommendations to allocate budgets to combat weeds.

The board commissioned Jack Craw, former manager of biosecurity at Auckland Council, to write the strategic weed plan.

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Big Blue Waitākere: Coastal and Marine Information Report

The Waitākere Ranges Local Board area is intrinsically linked to the coastal and marine environment, with its diverse habitats, plants, birds, marine mammals and fish. Our aim is to promote conversations in the local community about our coastline, and how we can get involved.

This report proposes directions, priorities and projects to protect, restore and enhance unique marine and coastal areas at the mouth of the Manukau Harbour and the West Coast.

You can find a copy of the Big Blue Waitākere report at Knowledge Auckland.

Archived documents

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