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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

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Empowering communities

Our role in communities

The Community Empowerment Unit’s role is to broker, deliver, improve and fund community initiatives.

We provide funding, facilitate local networks, and connect people with resources and each other.

As well as working with the community, we work with all 21 local boards across Auckland to help them plan and deliver activities based on the needs and priorities of their communities.

We work with community groups to deliver projects, including:

  • supporting young people and rangatahi to be the best they can be
  • keeping communities safe and graffiti-free
  • working with communities to build engaging public spaces
  • responding to Māori aspirations
  • reducing homelessness.

Get involved

To connect with the Community Empowerment Unit, email

Keeping Auckland safe and thriving

The Safety Collective Tāmaki Makaurau - Auckland is a regional network of organisations formed to reduce preventable injury and death.

To find out how we will use evidence, partnerships and collaboration to reduce harm in our communities visit the Safety Collective website.

​Some of our past projects

Huapai - The Good Fruit, SH16 mural project


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Riverside – putting community at the centre


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Huapai – community-led placemaking


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Manukau – keeping Auckland beautiful


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New Lynn – safety through community empowerment


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​Parnell – empowering Auckland's first suburb


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​Sandringham has a new playground


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