Our local boards in Tāmaki Makaurau have written up their three-year draft plans outlining the key community initiatives they want to focus on to contribute to thriving communities and to support the recovery from the impacts of Covid-19.

Have your say!

It’s now time to have your say! The 2020 Local Board Plan proposals are open for feedback from now until Thursday 13 August 2020.

What are Local Boards?


What is a Local Board? ...and what do they do?

Local Boards make decisions on local issues, activities and services and oversee council facilities in their area...

  • They provide leadership and develop relationships with their community and community organisations
  • They develop local board agreements, which set out what council will deliver on the next financial year
  • They agree and oversee annual work programmes, these outline the specific initiatives and projects in greater detail – these workplans are informed by Local Board Plans.
  • Local Boards also identify and develop bylaws for their local area and propose them to the governing body
  • Every 3 years they develop Local Boards Plans after consultation with their communities

What is a Local Board Plan?


What is a Local Board Plan? ...and why are they important?

Local Board Plans are important because they guide the decision making around what activities, projects and facilities are funded within each Local Board.

The Local Board Plans also determine how Local Boards will work with other organisations that play key roles in the community; such as community groups, government agencies and council-controlled organisations.

Local Board Plans also influence other plans and strategies for Tāmaki, including:

  • The Auckland Plan (the 30 year plan for Tāmaki)
  • The Councils 10-year budget (Long-term Plan) – which sets out the planned spending and investment priorities over the long term, including the Local Boards.
  • The Council’s annual budget (annual plan) – which sets out funding for the upcoming financial year of the 10-year budget, including the Local Boards

Review Your Local Board Priorities

Below is a summary page for 13 of the local board plans outlining the key priorities for each, check them out and follow the link to our submission form to ensure your voice is heard!

  • Albert-Eden

    Epsom, Greenlane, Greenwoods Corner, Balmoral, Mount Eden, Sandringham, Kingsland, Morningside, Mount Albert, Ōwairaka, Point Chevalier, Waterview and parts of Western Springs and Eden Terrace

  • Upper Habour

    Whenuapai, Herald Island and Hobsonville in the west, Pāremoremo, Greenhithe, Albany, Rosedale, Northcross, Unsworth and Pinehill in the east.

  • Waitematā

    Westmere, Grey Lynn, Herne Bay, Ponsonby, Arch Hill, St Marys Bay, Freemans Bay, Newton, Eden Terrace, Grafton, Newmarket, Parnell and the city centre.

  • Hibiscus & Bays

    Waiwera, Hatfields Beach, Orewa, Millwater, Silverdale, Red Beach, Stillwater, Stanmore Bay, Whangaparaoa, gulf Harbour, Army Bay, Long Bay, Browns Bay, Mairangi Bay, Okura and Campbells Bay

  • Rodney

    Kawau Island and Kumeu/Huapai, Helensville, Warkworth, Matakana and Wellsford, Coatesville, Riverhead, Matakana

  • Kaipātiki

    Beach Haven, Birkenhead, Chatswood, Bayview, Birkdale, Northcote, Glenfield, Hillcrest, Totara Vale and Marlborough

  • Waitākere Ranges

    Glen Eden, Kaurilands, Parrs Park, Sunnyvale, Laingholm, Oratia and Waitākere, Huia, Parau, Piha, Karekare and Bethells Beach.

  • Henderson-Massey

    Henderson, Westgate, West Harbour, Massey, Ranui, Glendene, Lincoln, Henderson South, Sunnyvale, Te Atatū Peninsula, Te Atatū South and part of Kelston.

  • Howick

    Pakuranga, Howick, Botany, Flat Bush and East Tamaki

  • Devonport-Takapuna

    Forrest Hill, Crown Hill, Westlake, Milford, Takapuna, Hauraki, Belmont, Narrow Neck, Bayswater, Vauxhall, Stanley Point, Devenport, Castor Bay

  • Ōrākei

    Ōrākei, Mission Bay, Kohimarama, St Heliers, Glendowie, St Johns, Stonefields, Meadowbank, Ellerslie and Remuera.

  • Puketāpapa

    Hillsborough, Lynfield, Mt Roskill, Roskill South, Three Kings, Waikōwhai and Wesley.

  • Maungakiekie-Tāmaki

    One Tree Hill, Royal Oak, Onehunga, penrose, Mt Wellington, Panmure, Glen Innes.

Find Your Local Board

Your local board is determined by where you live - you can see what Local Board you are a part of here: Find your local board