Economic and cultural development

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Graphic of the Auckland Art Gallery.

Arts, natural environment, sport and live performance events enrich lives of Aucklanders and our visitors. We promote Auckland as a place to work, invest, study and visit. We support the creation of quality jobs for all Aucklanders.

  • Capital investment - 3 years: $168 million.
  • Operating expenditure - 2022-2023: $246 million.

Our plan

  • Visitor attraction and events – Auckland Unlimited will continue its activities in stimulating the visitor economy with major events, such as preparations for the FIFA Women's World Cup. Work will also continue at the local level to build business confidence and opportunities and skills development.
  • Continued investment in renewals – renewal funding has been prioritised to ensure the ongoing viability of key regional facilities.

What we will deliver

  • Auckland Zoo renewals.
  • Auckland Stadiums renewals.
  • Auckland Art Gallery.
  • Visitor security infrastructure.

Challenges

  • Economic development – COVID-19 has led to considerable job loss and displacement of workers and already disadvantaged groups are disproportionately impacted. Many businesses are struggling from the disruptive impacts of the pandemic, including border closures.
  • Tourism and visitor attraction – reduced international visitor numbers and potential impacts for future events.

You should know

The information here is an edited version from the Annual Budget 2022/2023 document.

See page 42 of the Annual Budget 2022/2023 document (PDF 10MB) for more information.

Graphic of the Auckland Art Gallery.

Arts, natural environment, sport and live performance events enrich lives of Aucklanders and our visitors. We promote Auckland as a place to work, invest, study and visit. We support the creation of quality jobs for all Aucklanders.

  • Capital investment - 3 years: $168 million.
  • Operating expenditure - 2022-2023: $246 million.

Our plan

  • Visitor attraction and events – Auckland Unlimited will continue its activities in stimulating the visitor economy with major events, such as preparations for the FIFA Women's World Cup. Work will also continue at the local level to build business confidence and opportunities and skills development.
  • Continued investment in renewals – renewal funding has been prioritised to ensure the ongoing viability of key regional facilities.

What we will deliver

  • Auckland Zoo renewals.
  • Auckland Stadiums renewals.
  • Auckland Art Gallery.
  • Visitor security infrastructure.

Challenges

  • Economic development – COVID-19 has led to considerable job loss and displacement of workers and already disadvantaged groups are disproportionately impacted. Many businesses are struggling from the disruptive impacts of the pandemic, including border closures.
  • Tourism and visitor attraction – reduced international visitor numbers and potential impacts for future events.

You should know

The information here is an edited version from the Annual Budget 2022/2023 document.

See page 42 of the Annual Budget 2022/2023 document (PDF 10MB) for more information.

Page last updated: 28 Mar 2022, 06:12 PM