Why is this outcome important to Auckland?
Auckland is experiencing rapid growth and social change – and this will continue.
We have a diverse population in terms of ethnicity and national origin, culture and religion and lived experience, socio-economic status, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age and rural, island or urban location.
This diversity brings many differences in values and lifestyles, demands for goods and services, and expectations of civic engagement and democracy.
We need to be proactive to ensure a sense of belonging and positive life experiences for all Aucklanders. We need to be open to learning about and valuing differences, and to understanding our shared and different histories. This will lead to living together with greater acceptance, trust and mutual respect, and people working together to create a shared future.
For Auckland to be a place where people continue to want to live and work, all Aucklanders must have the opportunity to succeed. This means we need to be on a path that will lead to everyone being able to belong and to participate in society. It also means a path to equity where all people can share in Auckland’s prosperity.