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COVID-19 Alert Level 3

At Alert Level 3: Step 1 you can travel throughout Auckland for exercise and recreation outdoors. Our early childhood centres are open for enrolled children only.

Customer-facing facilities like leisure centres, community venues, customer service centres and libraries will remain closed until further notice. Essential services will continue.

Wear a face covering, use the NZ COVID Tracer app, maintain a 2m physical distance, wash your hands, and stay home if you are sick.

For the information about council services and closures, visit the COVID-19 section

To learn more about Auckland Council's response to COVID-19, visit OurAuckland


Water restrictions in Auckland - Water restrictions are in effect across the Auckland region. Learn more

Decisions on 'out of scope' recommendations

The Local Government (Auckland Transitional Provisions) Act 2010 (LGATPA) process allowed the Panel to make recommendations to the council that are beyond the scope of submissions made on the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan (PAUP) i.e. 'out of scope' recommendations. The council, in making its decisions, has accepted the out of scope recommendations.

There is a specific right of appeal available in relation to decisions made by the council that accept the Panel's out of scope recommendations (see section 156(3), LGATPA). See Rights of appeal.

The Panel's recommendation reports and maps explain how to identify the out of scope recommendations. See Appendix 3 of the Report to Auckland Council overview of recommendations and the Panel's GIS viewer, with properties depicted with a bold black outline indicating a change to zoning.

​Auckland Council's decisions report and plan also explains how to identify the out of scope recommendations made by the Panel that have been accepted by the council.