What is the Thriving Communities plan?
The Thriving Communities Action Plan (2014) is council’s core 10-year regional community development plan. It sets the direction for how council will direct its efforts, resources and investment to support communities to thrive.
Why is the Thriving Communities plan being refreshed?
The Thriving Communities plan is being updated to better reflect Auckland’s changing population and to provide more alignment with the Auckland Plan, particularly the Belonging and Participation outcome.
What have we done so far?
To inform the updated plan, we engaged with a diverse range of communities from across the region to ensure their voices were heard. This included face to face and online hui with:
- Over 400 community groups and leaders from targeted communities
- 19 mana whenua groups and 2 mataawaka organisations
- over 100 Pacific community leaders and participants at a Pacific fono
We have also attended local board workshops to share our findings from the community engagement phase, and held workshops with council staff to gather their views and ideas for action.
Our next phase is to analyse all our inputs and draft a refreshed plan that reflects the voices of Auckland's diverse communities.
Once the plan has been drafted, there will be an opportunity for community feedback, including from those who provided input, mana whenua and from our demographic advisory panels.
We will then report the draft plan to local boards for their endorsement (in October-November) before seeking final approval of the plan from councils' Parks, Arts, Community and Event Committee in the new year.