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Auckland Council

Our Water Future

Get involved with shaping Auckland's water strategy.

Why we need a water strategy

Clean, healthy water is essential to Auckland's future, but we haven't always looked after the water that makes Tāmaki Makaurau so special.

Creating a clear water strategy will help us ensure that all our decisions and investments will contribute to improving the health of our waters.

How we are developing this strategy

We have developed a discussion document around water in partnership with Watercare, Auckland Transport and Panuku Development.

This document outlines the current situation, and suggests a vision, values, and four big issues we’d like to tackle.

We hope to develop a strategy by 2020.

Get a copy of the discussion document

Read the accessible version of the full Our Water Future discussion document.

Have your say on Our Water Future

As a part of developing our policy, we want to get your thoughts, feedback and opinions on water in Auckland. You can have your say at the Our Water Future: Auckland's water discussion page.

You can also sign up to receive updates about the consultation, and on further developments on water strategy.

Our current work for a better water future

The outcome of the consultation will direct the types of projects we deliver in the future. In the meantime, we are working on a number of projects across Auckland to improve water quality.

This work includes physical works on pipes and ponds, but it also includes research and local projects with community groups and mana whenua.

You can view a map of current initiatives and see what we're doing to improve water quality in your area.