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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 lifted - Water restrictions in Auckland have been removed from 23 October 2021. Learn more

3. What happens when you arrive

When you arrive, the hearings advisor will note your attendance and you will take a seat in the public seating area.

At the start of the hearing, the chairperson will introduce the panel and council staff and will outline the procedure for the hearing.

When it is time for you to speak, you will be asked to come to the table to present your submission.

Notified applications, such as a resource consent or a plan changes, are usually heard by independent commissioners.

For a council consultation, it is likely your submission will be heard by elected representatives. This can include local board members, councillors and Independent Maori Statutory Board members.

The names of those on the hearing panel will be included on the front page of the hearing agenda.

Our staff will be there to take notes or provide answers to specific questions.


Our tip

Hearings are public meetings, so any members of the public  including the media  can attend to observe.
We will inform you at the start of the hearing if the hearing is filmed or recorded.