12_ Implementing the Auckland Plan will require sustained commitment and investment over many years from stakeholders. For many of the priorities set out in this Plan, other parties, particularly central government agencies and the private sector, will provide much of the required investment and take the lead role in implementation, while Auckland Council’s role will frequently be one of facilitation or advocacy. It is therefore crucial that long-term implementation partnerships (such as public private partnerships) are developed, to ensure the actions and investments of different stakeholders are well co-ordinated. Internal alignment between sections of the wider Auckland Council organisation, such as the governing body, local boards and the CCOs, is required. Co-ordinating investment, monitoring progress and evaluating the effectiveness of the many projects and actions set out in this plan is critical, especially given the uncertain global economic environment. Auckland Council will develop a number of tools to do this, including an annual implementation update, which is attached as a separate addendum.
13_ Two plans are especially critical to Auckland Council’s role in implementing the Auckland Plan over the first 10 years of its life. They are the Unitary Plan, which details how we design, develop and grow the city; and the Long Term Plan, which prioritises the funding to deliver the Plan on a staged basis. Figure A.3 shows how the Auckland Plan relates to the Council’s other key strategies, policies and plans. Essentially, the Auckland Plan provides the direction and path for other strategic implementation.
14_ The Council is developing Auckland’s first Unitary Plan to replace the district, and regional plans and policies of the former city, district and regional councils. The Unitary Plan is the Council’s principal land-use planning document prepared under the Resource Management Act (1991). It is one tool to implement the strategic direction of the Auckland Plan. The Unitary Plan uses policies, rules and incentives to achieve this.
Long Term Plan
15_ This is a statutory plan that describes the Auckland Council’s intended activities, key projects and programmes, and funding information for a 10-year period. It outlines the funding for the actions in the Auckland Plan that Council will deliver in the first 10 years. Auckland Council’s first Long Term Plan covers the period 2012 to 2022.
Local board plans and agreements
16_ Local boards review the development of their own plans every three years. These plans set out the priorities and projects each local board and its community has identified for its area. Their priorities have informed the development of both the Auckland Plan and the Long Term Plan. In addition, annual agreements between local boards and the governing body set out the funding available for projects in their areas. Local board boundaries are shown in Map A.1.
Other key strategies and plans
17_ The Council continues to work with its partners and other stakeholders to develop a range of more detailed strategies, policies and plans to achieve the outcomes of the Auckland Plan. Documents such as the Economic Development Strategy, City Centre Masterplan, and the Waterfront Plan are important tools for implementing the Auckland Plan, and show how Auckland will progress.