Auckland can use the processes of development and redevelopment to restore degraded ecosystems and places of cultural significance where appropriate. This is a key contributor to protecting and enhancing the environment.
Consistent population growth, and development to support this growth, has meant numerous areas and natural environments across Auckland have been degraded. Past activities or simple neglect has a lasting impact on the natural environment.
As growth and redevelopment happens in these areas opportunities arise to restore ecosystems and create new spaces for people to enjoy.