For the first time in our history, we have a widely-shared vision – to be the world’s most liveable city – and a single plan to deliver this vision for all of Auckland and its people.
Literally thousands of Aucklanders have contributed their ideas, knowledge and expertise to The Auckland Plan and I thank you all for taking part.
The Auckland Plan is a strategy to guide Auckland’s future over the next 30 years. It addresses a multitude of challenges facing Auckland – like transport and housing shortages, giving children and young people a better start, creating jobs in a growing economy, protecting the land and marine environment, and improving the quality of our urban surroundings.
Since the first discussion document – Auckland Unleashed – was distributed in March 2011, The Auckland Plan has evolved through many changes as we listened, learned and evaluated your contributions.
The final document retains all the elements of daring and drive, backed by a sense that the time has come to move the united city forward on a journey to benefit all Aucklanders, present and future, over the next 30 years.
There’s an exciting digital version of the plan on this website which makes it easy to inspect. Printed versions are available for reference at libraries and service centres.
“I urge you to maintain your enthusiasm for The Auckland Plan and consider how we can all work together to turn our vision into a reality.”
The Plan’s website is a fairly flash affair actually – a vast improvement on the normal way plans like these are presented – as many hundreds of pages of PDF documents.
Key parts of the plan likely to be of interest to readers include:
There is also a fairly nifty video on the Plan, which is embedded below:
The only slightly snide comment I have is that the video seems to say that public transport patronage in 2012 was 70 million – a bit early in the year to make such a prediction one would think!
I’m sure we will all get around to making further posts on the Plan in the future, although not too much seems to have changed since we saw it last. What will really matter, of course, is whether the radical transformation of Auckland the Plan wants to achieve actually happens, or whether it just becomes a really pretty doorstop.