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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 2050.

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 Auckland Council and other stakeholders.

Monitoring framework

The monitoring framework measures progress towards the strategic direction set out in the Auckland Plan 2050.

The framework includes 33 measures that are aligned to the six Auckland Plan 2050 outcomes and the feasible development capacity target for housing as required by the National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity (NPSUDC).

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’ 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: Resident satisfaction with built environment at a neighbourhood level.


Transport and Access outcome

  • Measure 1: Access to jobs
  • Measure 2: Delay from 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: Internet usage based on income
  • Measure 7: Educational achievement of young people.


Development Strategy

This plan has 408,300 dwellings as its 30 year feasible development capacity target.

In addition, four of the above measures will specifically be used to track progress towards the aims of the Auckland Plan 2050 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.  It will provide a more detailed analysis of the trends for each measure.

This analysis will draw on a range of other reports and data sets.

The three yearly report will help to provide a strong evidence base for decision-makers.