61_ The following aspirational outcome statements describe living in metropolitan and rural Auckland in 2040, based on the direction set out in this Plan. Achieving these outcomes will require commitment, investment and collaboration from all Aucklanders.
A fair, safe and healthy Auckland
62_ Auckland is a strong and equitable society. Social and economic disadvantage has been significantly reduced, particularly for children and young people. Strong whānau and family units sustain our resilient communities. Participation in civic activities, recreation, and sport is widespread and supported by an excellent range of public services, parks and sporting amenities. Our housing is of high quality and the incidence of health problems arising from damp, cold, overcrowded and inadequately insulated living conditions has reduced significantly. Auckland is well prepared for the risk posed by natural hazards and the effects of climate change.
A green Auckland
63_ Our waterways and coastlines are clean and full of life. Our air is healthy and we have sustainable rates of water consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, and waste production. Many Aucklanders prefer to use public transport, and our energy supply is resilient and sustainably sourced. Biodiversity is abundant on private land, in our network of parks, and in protected areas of native bush and wetlands. We have developed new industries in leading-edge, green technology.
An Auckland of prosperity and opportunity
64_ Auckland is renowned for technological innovation and the ability to commercialise research ideas. It is home to many flourishing small- and medium-sized enterprises, and a welleducated, highly skilled workforce. While the City Centre’s role as Auckland’s economic and cultural heart is stronger than ever, high-quality employment opportunities are found across Auckland. Connections between our businesses and the rest of the world are strong: they are enhanced by the relationships and skills of new migrants. There are opportunities for all Aucklanders to participate in our vibrant, strong-performing economy.
A well-connected and accessible Auckland
65_ Auckland’s infrastructure is well planned and up-to-date, and meets the needs of its communities and the economy effectively. Businesses move freight around the region efficiently, using an integrated roading and rail transport system. Our sea and air ports play a crucial role in New Zealand’s export economy, and our telecommunications network is one of the most advanced in the world.
A beautiful Auckland that is loved by its people
66_ Auckland is one of the most beautiful cities in the world. It has vibrant urban areas that are full of character, stunning coastal areas that abound in recreational opportunities, and highly productive rural areas that make a significant contribution to our exports, and offer great lifestyle options. Auckland communities take pride in their surroundings and work together to create places they value. They take pleasure in sharing the city with visitors.
A culturally rich and creative Auckland
67_ Arts and culture flourish in Auckland. Our institutions are known worldwide for their excellence, and are major tourist attractions. Local arts and cultural events on offer in Auckland, enjoy high levels of participation and attendance, and help strengthen our communities. Aucklanders’ creativity and innovation is evident in our arts and the export earnings of our creative industries. Quality sporting parks and facilities support high levels of year-round participation, from elementary to elite level.
A Māori identity that is Auckland’s point of difference in the world
68_ Māori culture and identity is celebrated by all Aucklanders and is our point of difference in the world. Te Tiriti o Waitangi/ Treaty of Waitangi is appropriately recognised and given effect with Māori in Tāmaki Makaurau exercising their rangatiratanga/self-determination. The mana of Tāmaki Makaurau iwi and hapū is enabled and recognised in their customary kaitiaki role. Māori values are integrated into planning, decision-making, and operations. Māori are empowered, and enjoy a high, safe standard of living, across the social, economic and cultural spectra.