The annual scorecard tracks progress against this outcome through the following measures:
Measure 1: Treasuring and stewardship of the natural environment and cultural heritage
Measure 2: Active management of priority native habitats
Measure 3: Active management of threatened native plants and animals
Measure 4: Marine and freshwater quality
Measure 5: Air quality and greenhouse gas emissions
Measure 6: Statutory protection of environment and cultural heritage
2021 annual scorecard
The 2021 annual scorecard is the first monitoring report since the adoption of new measures for this outcome. At this stage, many of these measures do not have enough data to report on their trends.
Water quality measures are unchanged compared to their baselines.
Air quality sub measures (fine particulate matter and NO2 levels) have generally improved, although greenhouse gas emissions are higher than the 2018 baseline.
Recent changes to the Unitary Plan have increased the number of scheduled sites and places of significance to mana whenua.
Note: Auckland’s next five yearly State of the Environment Report provides an integrated overview of data and trends across all environmental domains. Work to adopt more fit for purpose measures has recently been concluded and these will be reported in the 2021 Annual Monitoring Report.