Policies / Regulations

Policies / Regulations 30 Oct 2019

Vigilance urged when selling alcohol this silly season

Auckland Council’s Alcohol Licensing are urging businesses to be vigilant when checking the ages of people buying alcohol during this silly season

Beaches 30 Oct 2019

Landmark stormwater consents decision will protect environment and improve water quality

The Environment Court has granted Auckland Council a resource consent to improve the way it manages all stormwater discharges across the region.

Beaches 8 Oct 2019

Get your driving permit before you hit the beach this summer

Enjoy safe beach driving this summer – but don’t forget to get your permit before you head off.

Environment 24 Sep 2019

Promoting best practice within earthworks industry

Education is the focus of this year’s Earthworks Field Day being held at Whenuapai on Thursday.

Policies / Regulations 5 Sep 2019

Vision Zero – No deaths or serious injuries on Auckland's roads by 2050

Auckland is now a Vision Zero region - under the Tāmaki-Makaurau Road Safety Governance Group's new safety strategy, released Tuesday 3 September 2019.

Have your say 5 Sep 2019

Climate crisis lessons from the UK

Mike Thompson from the UK’s Committee on Climate Change spoke with Environment and Community Committee Chair Penny Hulse about carbon reduction.

Pest Free 3 Sep 2019

Meet us at the Home Show

Auckland Council taking part in the popular Auckland Home Show (4–8 September) to answer questions and dish out advice.

Waste 29 Aug 2019

New bylaw not just a load of old rubbish

The new Waste Management and Minimisation Bylaw more clearly sets out what individuals and businesses can and can’t do with their waste.

Policies / Regulations 22 Aug 2019

Freedom camping update

Next steps for Freedom Camping bylaw decided by Governing Body.

Policies / Regulations 20 Aug 2019

The need for safer speed limits in Auckland's city centre

Economist Shamubeel Eaqub tells OurAuckland how lower speed limits can benefit everyone in Auckland's city centre.

Community 19 Aug 2019

Watch: Safer Communities Together – preventing alcohol sales to minors

Go behind the scenes on a covert mission and meet the team who help prevent alcohol purchases to minors.

Community 14 Aug 2019

Retrofit Your Home programme expanded to embrace energy efficiency

The Environment and Community Committee has voted to include solar energy, energy storage and energy efficiency measures in its ‘Retrofit Your Home’ programme.

Business / Economy 2 Aug 2019

Helping Auckland businesses to meet food licence rules

Auckland Council's Environmental Health team has been hard at work ensuring Auckland businesses are compliant with new food license rules.

Business / Economy 31 Jul 2019

How your rates are spent – a round up

NZ Herald's 'how your rates are spent' series recently highlighted examples of where Auckland Council money was spent and saved.

Environment 29 Jul 2019

Closing the gap - sediment control from the start

The Strategic Approach to Sediment programme was developed by staff during 2018 and endorsed by the Environment and Community Committee in December 2018. This was in recognition of the need to develop regional scale mechanisms to drive a reversal of the environmental decline caused by sediment runoff into freshwater and coastal receiving environments.

Community 25 Jul 2019

Councillors vote to increase Regional Historic Heritage Grants Fund

Members of Auckland Council’s Environment and Community Committee were today unanimous in their support to increase the councils Regional Historic Heritage Fund, voting to increase the fund from the current $84,000 fund to an amount of up to $500,000.