Shoreline Adaptation Plan: Beachlands and East

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Consultation on Shoreline Adaptation Plan: Beachlands and East has now closed Thank you for having your say. The team are currently analysing all of the feedback received and will report back on key outcomes.

Planning for the future of our shoreline

We're preparing shoreline adaptation plans across the region, in partnership with mana whenua and local communities.

What shoreline adaptation plans are

Shoreline adaptation plans look at how we can adapt Auckland Council-owned land and assets to respond to coastal hazards and climate change over the next 100 years.

Recognising the environmental and landscape value of the shoreline, these plans also work to promote the preservation and restoration of the coastal environment for future generations.

How we develop strategies for shoreline adaptation plans

To help us develop strategies to manage these areas, we use:

  • coastal hazard data
  • climate change forecasts
  • values from mana whenua
  • input from infrastructure providers
  • input from the local community

Through this process, we aim to identify and document the best options for managing our coastal areas over the next century.

What we want your feedback on

To help us identify key areas of importance to the community, we want your thoughts on Auckland's eastern coastal areas, stretching from Pine Harbour in the Beachlands area down to Whakatīwai Regional Park (see map below).


We want to know what you do along the coastline and what you value about the coastal areas.


How you can have your say:

Proposed Community Objectives

Based on the information collected as part of this engagement, our team has pulled together proposed community objectives for the Beachlands and East area. Community objectives help us ensure that the adaptation strategies that we recommend reflect the needs and values of the people who live in the area. For more information on how these were developed and to see the underlying data, download our proposed community objectives presentation.

Proposed Community Objectives

  • Provide safe access with parking to the Coastal Marine Area for a range of water-based activities at a range of tide levels (e.g, swimming, sailing/boating, kiteboarding and surfing).
  • Identify existing locations for motorized boat launching where improvements will provide the greatest benefit to the wider network.
  • Enhance opportunities for pedestrian and cycling movements along the coastline, integrated with the existing coastal walking and cycling experience throughout the Beachlands and East setting.
  • Shoreline management options consider accessibility for a range of mobilities.
  • Preserve and enhance the natural environment and ecosystems and support biodiversity
  • Have accessible places within coastal reserves where people can enjoy the environment in its natural setting
  • In the short term, work with Auckland Emergency Management to develop a community resilience network across Beachlands and East.
  • Resilience of assets in hazard zones is considered priority in asset management decision-making to support service provision and ensure disruption is limited.
  • Work with Auckland Transport to develop a resilient road network for the area, which supports increased access for a diverse range of transport type and coastal access for recreation.

When you can have your say

You can have your say from 22 October, 2021 to 25 February, 2022.

Consultation on Shoreline Adaptation Plan: Beachlands and East has now closed Thank you for having your say. The team are currently analysing all of the feedback received and will report back on key outcomes.

Planning for the future of our shoreline

We're preparing shoreline adaptation plans across the region, in partnership with mana whenua and local communities.

What shoreline adaptation plans are

Shoreline adaptation plans look at how we can adapt Auckland Council-owned land and assets to respond to coastal hazards and climate change over the next 100 years.

Recognising the environmental and landscape value of the shoreline, these plans also work to promote the preservation and restoration of the coastal environment for future generations.

How we develop strategies for shoreline adaptation plans

To help us develop strategies to manage these areas, we use:

  • coastal hazard data
  • climate change forecasts
  • values from mana whenua
  • input from infrastructure providers
  • input from the local community

Through this process, we aim to identify and document the best options for managing our coastal areas over the next century.

What we want your feedback on

To help us identify key areas of importance to the community, we want your thoughts on Auckland's eastern coastal areas, stretching from Pine Harbour in the Beachlands area down to Whakatīwai Regional Park (see map below).


We want to know what you do along the coastline and what you value about the coastal areas.


How you can have your say:

Proposed Community Objectives

Based on the information collected as part of this engagement, our team has pulled together proposed community objectives for the Beachlands and East area. Community objectives help us ensure that the adaptation strategies that we recommend reflect the needs and values of the people who live in the area. For more information on how these were developed and to see the underlying data, download our proposed community objectives presentation.

Proposed Community Objectives

  • Provide safe access with parking to the Coastal Marine Area for a range of water-based activities at a range of tide levels (e.g, swimming, sailing/boating, kiteboarding and surfing).
  • Identify existing locations for motorized boat launching where improvements will provide the greatest benefit to the wider network.
  • Enhance opportunities for pedestrian and cycling movements along the coastline, integrated with the existing coastal walking and cycling experience throughout the Beachlands and East setting.
  • Shoreline management options consider accessibility for a range of mobilities.
  • Preserve and enhance the natural environment and ecosystems and support biodiversity
  • Have accessible places within coastal reserves where people can enjoy the environment in its natural setting
  • In the short term, work with Auckland Emergency Management to develop a community resilience network across Beachlands and East.
  • Resilience of assets in hazard zones is considered priority in asset management decision-making to support service provision and ensure disruption is limited.
  • Work with Auckland Transport to develop a resilient road network for the area, which supports increased access for a diverse range of transport type and coastal access for recreation.

When you can have your say

You can have your say from 22 October, 2021 to 25 February, 2022.

Community Memory -- Severe Weather Events

To get a better understanding of how Auckland's shoreline has changed over time and how communities value coastal spaces, we're gathering data on the history of storm events across the region. If you remember a storm event that impacted you or your coastal area, we'd love for you to share your story here.

Thank you for sharing your story with us.
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