Policies / Regulations

Mayor 7 May 2020

Auckland Council announces water restrictions

In response to one of the most severe droughts in Auckland’s history, Auckland Council’s Emergency Committee today voted unanimously to introduce mandatory water restrictions, which will come into effect across the region from Saturday 16 May.

Policies / Regulations 5 May 2020

Council adopts Food Safety Information Bylaw 2020

Auckland Council has adopted a new Food Safety Information Bylaw 2020, following public consultation from December 2019 to February 2020.

Dogs 28 Feb 2020

March brings change of rules for dog owners

Winter rules come into effect for dog owners from 1 March. See the council website for full information.

Have your say 18 Feb 2020

Love local, get vocal and shape your local board plan

Aucklanders are invited to shape the future of their communities, as local boards kick off engagement for their three year plans.

Waste 14 Feb 2020

Illegal dumping earns Auckland man community work

A small trucking business operator has been sentenced to 120 hours of community work for illegal dumping in North Auckland.

Transport 5 Feb 2020

Updated conditions of e-scooter licences

Micro-mobility is here to stay, and with it comes a standardised process for licencing rental e-scooters in Auckland. Here’s what to expect.

Parks / Outdoors 4 Feb 2020

Vehicle access changes to Muriwai Beach during hot months

Vehicle access to Muriwai Beach will be limited from the beginning of February until after Easter 2020 to reduce fire risk.

Policies / Regulations 4 Feb 2020

Noise complaints down in 2019

The number of noise complaints made to Auckland Council last year is down 3138 on the previous year.

Business / Economy 29 Jan 2020

Mayor commends $3.4bn government investment in Auckland's transport

Mayor Phil Goff is pleased the government has responded positively to Auckland Council’s calls for greater investment in Auckland’s infrastructure.

Dogs 13 Jan 2020

New rules for dog management in force from Friday 1 November

Auckland Council’s new Policy on Dogs 2019 and dog management bylaw will come into force from Friday 1 November 2019 across the Auckland region.

Policies / Regulations 6 Jan 2020

Council gains internationally recognised standard in food safety verification

Gaining an international accreditation will allow Auckland Council to provide quality ongoing services for food businesses operating in the region

Policies / Regulations 10 Dec 2019

Helping to reduce alcohol harm across Tāmaki Makaurau

Auckland Council is holding regular controlled purchase operations across the region as part of continuing efforts to reduce alcohol-related harm across Tāmaki Makaurau.

Policies / Regulations 9 Dec 2019

Polluting developers pay the price

Developers in Auckland have been fined $67,800 in the Environment Court for repeatedly washing sediment into the stormwater system that then polluted local streams and waterways.

Dogs 3 Dec 2019

Dogs of all sizes welcome on Auckland Transport trains

Auckland Transport has announced the second phase of the pets on trains trial, extending it to allow dogs of all sizes to travel.

Policies / Regulations 19 Nov 2019

Positions on Auckland's District Licensing Committee now open

Chair and member positions on the Auckland District Licensing Committee are now open, with Auckland Council encouraging applications from community-minded people who meet the requirements of the position description for the next term.

Policies / Regulations 31 Oct 2019

Explainer: e-scooter research and regulation

Learn how e-scooters are regulated and see the research that supports our decision making.