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Auckland Council The Auckland Plan

Measuring progress

Effective monitoring and clear evaluation processes are fundamental to the successful implementation of the Auckland Plan

A robust monitoring and evaluation framework provides:

  • a process for tracking progress
  • an ongoing evidence base for aligning the implementation and regulatory plans and funding programmes of the Auckland Council and other stakeholders.

Monitoring framework

The monitoring framework measures progress towards the strategic direction set out in the Auckland Plan.

The framework includes 33 measures that are aligned to the six Auckland Plan outcomes below.

The outcomes are broad in nature, and are to a large extent inter-dependent.

Some measures inform progress across more than one outcome, reflecting the integrated nature of the plan.


Belonging and participation outcome

  • Measure 1: Aucklanders' sense of community in their neighbourhood
  • Measure 2: Aucklanders' sense of safety in their homes and neighbourhood
  • Measure 3: Aucklanders’ quality of life
  • Measure 4: Relative deprivation across Auckland
  • Measure 5: Aucklanders’ sense of health
  • Measure 6: Treaty of Waitangi awareness and understanding 


Māori identity and wellbeing outcome

  • Measure 1: The benefits of whānau Māori measured through tamariki and rangatahi
  • Measure 2: Māori in employment, education and training
  • Measure 3: Māori decision making
  • Measure 4 : Te reo Māori across Tāmaki Makaurau


Homes and places outcome

  • Measure 1: New dwellings consented by location and type
  • Measure 2: Net new dwellings consented and completed
  • Measure 3: Housing costs as a percentage of household income
  • Measure 4: Homelessness
  • Measure 5: How Aucklanders feel about their local area


Transport and access outcome

  • Measure 1: Access to jobs
  • Measure 2: Traffic congestion
  • Measure 3: Use of public transport, walking and cycling
  • Measure 4: Household transport costs
  • Measure 5: Deaths and injuries from transport network


Environment and cultural heritage outcome

  • Measure 1: State and quality of locally, regionally and nationally significant environments
  • Measure 2: Marine and fresh water quality
  • Measure 3: Air quality and greenhouse gas emissions
  • Measure 4: Protection of the environment
  • Measure 5: Resilience to natural threats
  • Measure 6: Treasuring of the environment


Opportunity and prosperity outcome

  • Measure 1: Labour productivity
  • Measure 2: Aucklanders’ average wages
  • Measure 3: Employment in advanced industries
  • Measure 4: Zoned industrial land
  • Measure 5: Level of unemployment
  • Measure 6: Children's access to fast internet
  • Measure 7: Educational achievement of young people


Development Strategy

Four of these measures will also be used to track progress towards the aims of the Auckland Plan Development Strategy.

These are:

  • new dwellings consented by location and type
  • net new dwellings consented and completed 
  • access to jobs 
  • zoned industrial land.



Progress reports will be publicly available.


Annual scorecard

A 'scorecard' will be prepared once a year. This will provide a snapshot of progress against the outcomes.

Data will be updated each year, wherever possible.


Three yearly progress report

A progress report will be prepared every three years.

This report will supplement the annual scorecards by providing detailed explanation of the trends for each measure, and analysis of the reasons behind them.

Analysis will draw on a range of other reports and data sets.  This report will help to provide a strong evidence base for decision-makers.