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COVID-19 Alert Level 3

At Alert Level 3: Step 1 you can travel throughout Auckland for exercise and recreation outdoors. Our early childhood centres are open for enrolled children only.

Customer-facing facilities like leisure centres, community venues, customer service centres and libraries will remain closed until further notice. Essential services will continue.

Wear a face covering, use the NZ COVID Tracer app, maintain a 2m physical distance, wash your hands, and stay home if you are sick.

For the information about council services and closures, visit the COVID-19 section

To learn more about Auckland Council's response to COVID-19, visit OurAuckland


Water restrictions in Auckland - Water restrictions are in effect across the Auckland region. Learn more

​Culture, heritage and environment goals​

Tikanga ā-iwi, taonga tuku iho me te taiao

About these metrics

​We have a number of roles to play in building robust communities, and this includes encouraging the arts and protecting our cultural and environmental heritage.

Research shows Aucklanders believe arts and culture is fundamental to a healthy society and a good quality of life. We achieve this by connecting our diverse communities and encouraging people to express their creativity.

Our natural environment also needs to be protected. Auckland supports our rich indigenous ecosystems, plants and animals, many of which are not found anywhere else in the world. Our unique environment is recognised and valued by Aucklanders as an important part of our region's "liveability".

A key part of this is our Healthy Waters department, which is moving away from the more traditional approach of disposing of water runoff quickly, using pipes and other infrastructure. Healthy Waters recognises the value of rainwater and its close relationship with natural freshwater and coastal systems.

In this way Auckland can become a water sensitive community.