Albert-Eden Local Board I Te Poari ā-Rohe o Albert-Eden

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Woman and boy on a bike looking at signage and information at the start of the shared path in Waterview


This consultation closed on 13 August 2020. Thank you for having your say.

The team is currently analysing all the feedback received which will help inform the final Albert-Eden Local Board Plan. This plan will be made publicly available in November 2020.

If you have any further questions/comments at this time please email us at: albertedenlocalboard@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Love local, get vocal and help shape your Local Board Plan 2020

The Albert-Eden Local Board has come up with a three-year plan outlining the key initiatives we want to focus on to help our communities thrive and support the recovery from the impacts of COVID-19.

The plan has six outcomes:

  1. Resilient, connected and empowered communities who value diversity
  2. Character neighbourhoods we call home that reflect our heritage and unique identity
  3. A strong local economy with thriving town centres
  4. Parks and community facilities meet a wide range of needs
  5. High quality natural environments and sustainable lifestyles
  6. Safe, easy and sustainable options for moving around.

Have a look at the plan for more details of what we will do to deliver on these outcomes and take the survey to tell us what's most important and what's missing.

Our 2020 Local Board Plan proposals are open for feedback until Thursday 13 August.

So love local and get vocal about your community by having your say. We'd love to hear from you.


This consultation closed on 13 August 2020. Thank you for having your say.

The team is currently analysing all the feedback received which will help inform the final Albert-Eden Local Board Plan. This plan will be made publicly available in November 2020.

If you have any further questions/comments at this time please email us at: albertedenlocalboard@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Love local, get vocal and help shape your Local Board Plan 2020

The Albert-Eden Local Board has come up with a three-year plan outlining the key initiatives we want to focus on to help our communities thrive and support the recovery from the impacts of COVID-19.

The plan has six outcomes:

  1. Resilient, connected and empowered communities who value diversity
  2. Character neighbourhoods we call home that reflect our heritage and unique identity
  3. A strong local economy with thriving town centres
  4. Parks and community facilities meet a wide range of needs
  5. High quality natural environments and sustainable lifestyles
  6. Safe, easy and sustainable options for moving around.

Have a look at the plan for more details of what we will do to deliver on these outcomes and take the survey to tell us what's most important and what's missing.

Our 2020 Local Board Plan proposals are open for feedback until Thursday 13 August.

So love local and get vocal about your community by having your say. We'd love to hear from you.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

If you have a question about the Draft Albert-Eden Local Board Plan, please ask it below. A response will be posted to this page as soon as possible.

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    Can more indoor basketball courts be built for community groups such as Wesley Roskill youth zone. Expensive and difficult to book courts in central Auckland. Basketball player numbers are rapidly increasing and would be great if accessible to all

    Mjv99 asked 3 months ago

    Kia Ora, 

    Thank you for your feedback on this issue. 

    This is something that the board has kept in mind as they plan for sports groups' usage of our community spaces in the long term, but they would like to hear from groups such as yours to make sure they have got it right. I would like to encourage you to read what they've planned and make a formal submission with this information via the link below: 

    https://akhaveyoursay.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/albertedenplan/survey_tools/draft-albert-eden-local-board-plan

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    Where’s the actual plan please. Outcomes are all very well but I can’t do the survey on the hoped for outcomes?

    Sarahb asked 3 months ago

    Kia Ora Sarah, 


    Thank you for your question. You can find our Local Board Plan, as well as all other relevant documents, here: 

    https://akhaveyoursay.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/albertedenplan/widgets/298779/documents 

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    My Question : "Will the cutting down of the non native trees on Mt Albert continue?" Was not answered below. According to the content of the link you provided, 1) Mt Albert has been declared a reserve. 2) the Tūpuna Maunga Authority was appointed as the administering body for THE MAJORITY OF the maunga FOR THE PURPOSES OF THE RESERVES ACT 1977 . 3) The Tūpuna Maunga Authority has six representatives appointed by Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau AND six appointed by council. 4) The Tūpuna Maunga Authority’s bespoke CO-GOVERNANCE STRUCTURE recognises not only the important relationship Ngā Mana Whenua have with these sacred places, but also their importance to, and connection with, ALL the peoples of Auckland. Given that the governance of Mt Albert (and the other mounts in Auckland listed in the agreement) is a SHARED CO-GOVERNANCE structure, paid for by council, and that it officially recognises BOTH the sacred importance to the local Maori tribes AND the importance of Mt Albert to ALL Aucklanders - it seems to me that Council (Or a council representative on the The Tūpuna Maunga Authority) can answer my question directly. WILL THE CUTTING DOWN OF NON NATIVE TREES CONTINUE ON MT ALBERT (AND ON ANY OTHER OF THE SACRED MOUNTAINS OF AUCKLAND CO-GOVERNED BY THE MAORI TRIBES OF AUCKLAND AND THE AUCKLAND CITY COUNCIL). Thank you. Kathy T

    Kathy T asked 3 months ago

    Kia ora,

    As mentioned earlier, the management of Ōwairaka/Mt Albert is the responsibility of the Tūpuna Maunga Authority and the Albert-Eden Local Board has no authority over any projects planned for the maunga. 

    Please note the following:

    Vegetation management is in accordance with the Tūpuna Maunga Integrated Management Plan (which underwent public consultation early 2016), the Proposed Tūpuna Maunga Authority Integrated Management Plan Strategies (which underwent public consultation mid-2019) and the Tūpuna Maunga Authority Operational Plan. Read online at www.maunga.nz.

    Resource consent for this work has been granted by Auckland Council. Ōwairaka / Te Ahi-kā-a-Rakataura / Mt Albert is one of fourteen Tūpuna Maunga (ancestral mountains) transferred to the thirteen iwi of Tāmaki Makaurau under the Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau Collective Redress Act 2014.

    The Tūpuna Maunga Authority is a co-governance body with six iwi representatives, six Auckland Council representatives and one non-voting Crown representative. The Authority is independent of the Council and has decision-making powers and functions.

    If you wish, we can pass your concerns on to Tūpuna Maunga Authority staff for their response.



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    Can you please tell me exactly wherethe high density housing planned for? Where can I get information about the number and type of residencies planned and the financial responsibility of developers for related infrastructure. My experience when I lived in Arch Hill and Great North Rd was developing was that years of community involvement was a useless waste of time. I feel like these decisions have already been made and this "Have your say" process is an after-the-fact pretence that we actually have any control at all any more. PLEASE PROVE ME WRONG!

    Kathy T asked 3 months ago

    Kia Ora Kathy, 

    Thank you for your question. You have raised an important point and we have taken the time to construct an informative answer for you. First, I will answer your point on high density housing, to then tell you more about how the Local Board Plan fits in.  

    High Density housing areas

    High density housing areas are outlined in The Auckland Unitary Plan (AUP). This document controls where high density housing is located across all of Auckland. The AUP came into effect in 2016 and received over 1,400,000 submission points from members of the community. 

    You can find out where the high density housing is planned in Auckland by looking at the AUP maps on the council website here. Highest density housing (Terraced Housing and Apartment Buildings) is generally close to amenities such as centres and public transport routes. High-medium density areas (Mixed Housing Urban Zone) aim to create an urban feel. Mixed Housing Suburban zone is lower density with a suburban feel and the Single House Zone are the low density areas. You can check out more about the number and type of housing on our Knowledge Auckland page.

    Auckland's infrastructure needs to respond to the changing needs of our growing population. The council has worked with the public, infrastructure providers and developers on our Infrastructure Development Strategies. You can find out where and when infrastructure is planned in Auckland here.  This work was done as part of the Auckland Plan 2050. Our consultation process received more than 18,700 written submissions and over 5,000 people attending events.

    About the Local Board Plan 

    We are currently consulting on our draft local board plan, a strategic three-year plan that sets the direction for the work of your Local Board happening in your area. This ‘Have Your Say’ process is seeking feedback on the draft local board plan, and our proposed approach to responding to a range of issues, including increased density. 

    In Outcome 2 of the draft local board plan we acknowledge that many areas with our local board area have the potential to be intensified to higher density living under Unitary Plan provisions and outline how we want to support the community through this process of change by (see page 15). In Outcome 4 we also say we will advocate for open space and community services to be provided in areas of large-scale development, and list particular sites and suburbs (see page 23). 

    We would value your feedback on this approach to responding to development and intensification which is occurring in our area.

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    Will the cutting down of the non native trees on Mt Albert continue? We should welcome biodiversity together with human diversity. There is much of value in NZ that is not native.

    Kathy T asked 3 months ago