Environmental management and regulation

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Graphic of a nikau palm, a rubbish bin and a fantail on a branch.

We nurture, look after and monitor Auckland’s natural environment, and protect it from a variety of natural and human threats. We collect and dispose of Auckland’s rubbish and recycling. We keep Aucklanders and whānau safe through our consenting, licensing, and compliance functions.

  • Capital investment - 3 years: $101 million.
  • Operating expenditure - 2022-2023: $510 million.

Our plan

  • Investing in environmental protection – continued investment in environmental protection will be enabled with the Natural Environment Targeted Rate.
  • Zero waste Auckland – we will continue our work to eliminate food scraps from our waste into the environment with the on-going roll out of our food waste service and increase the network of community recycling centres.

What we will deliver

  • Community Recycling Centres (CRC).
  • Closed landfill and coastal landfill remediation.
  • Natural environment programme.

Challenges

  • A degrading natural environment – our rapid growth is putting pressure on our environment, along with the spread of pests, weeds and diseases threatening many of our native species. Approximately two-thirds of Auckland’s local native species are under threat of extinction.

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 a nikau palm, a rubbish bin and a fantail on a branch.

We nurture, look after and monitor Auckland’s natural environment, and protect it from a variety of natural and human threats. We collect and dispose of Auckland’s rubbish and recycling. We keep Aucklanders and whānau safe through our consenting, licensing, and compliance functions.

  • Capital investment - 3 years: $101 million.
  • Operating expenditure - 2022-2023: $510 million.

Our plan

  • Investing in environmental protection – continued investment in environmental protection will be enabled with the Natural Environment Targeted Rate.
  • Zero waste Auckland – we will continue our work to eliminate food scraps from our waste into the environment with the on-going roll out of our food waste service and increase the network of community recycling centres.

What we will deliver

  • Community Recycling Centres (CRC).
  • Closed landfill and coastal landfill remediation.
  • Natural environment programme.

Challenges

  • A degrading natural environment – our rapid growth is putting pressure on our environment, along with the spread of pests, weeds and diseases threatening many of our native species. Approximately two-thirds of Auckland’s local native species are under threat of extinction.

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.

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