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Coastal management plans

You should know

We are currently seeking feedback on our plans to manage our coastline. You can have your say by using an interactive tool on Social Pinpoint.

​About coastal management plans

Coastal management plans will set out a sustainable approach to coastal management over the next 100 years.

The plans aim to:

  • manage the impact of erosion and flooding on Auckland’s diverse coastline
  • manage the impacts of rising sea levels due to climate change
  • identify risks to safety, coastal defences and surrounding infrastructure
  • set a long-term plan to manage our coastline.

How we’re doing this

Pilot project - Whangaparāoa Coastal Management Plan

We will develop our first coastal management plan in Whangaparāoa Peninsula. This will be a pilot project so we can test the way we do things and make sure we get the results we need to plan for the future.

In March 2021, we began consulting with the Whangaparāoa community through:

  • a series of community meetings that include Local Board members, ward councillors, senior council staff and technical specialists
  • public open days for the wider local community to provide ideas and feedback
  • continued engagement in partnership with mana whenua to agree co-design principles for coastal management.

How we got this far 

In 2017, we published the Coastal Management Framework for the Auckland region.

The Framework recommended the development of coastal management plans for Auckland’s coast.

Download a copy of the Coastal Management Framework

​What happens next

Once we start community reference workshops, we expect the development of the plan to take around four months.

Following assessment of the pilot project, we intend rolling out coastal management plans for the rest of Auckland’s coastline.

More information

For further detail on this project you can contact:

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