Auckland Council: Creating a Transformational Shift Towards a Sustainable Eco-Economy

  • Paul Chambers
  • Andrew Walters
Part of the Local Sustainability book series (LOCAL, volume 3)


Auckland Council has set a goal for Auckland to become the world’s most livable city. The Auckland Plan (the plan), the council’s main plan for the future of the region, contains the blueprint for how Auckland can achieve this goal. Of paramount importance in becoming the world’s most liveable city is the balance between economy and environment, consequently the councils economic development strategy (the EDS) is also critical to the plan, and to achieving the goals and themes within the plan and the strategy. The EDS includes a range of complementary strategic directions to become a vibrant, business friendly, creative world city. These key directions are supported by the following ubiquitous cross cutting themes:
  • Creating a sustainable eco-economy.

  • Facilitating an iwi/Māori economic powerhouse.

  • Developing and enhancing an innovative rural and maritime economy.

  • Supporting a diverse ethnic economy.

Auckland Council will demonstrate international best practices through its plans, policies, and leading by example. Its sustainability team will employ best practice sustainability approaches to lead by example. This will involve collaboration with the council’s supply chain to achieve sustainable procurement for whole-of-life approach, best practice design and operation of the council’s property portfolio. By leading by example, the Council will facilitate a wider change to a greener economy in Auckland contributing to the aspiration to be at the forefront of sustainable cities worldwide.


Promoting sustainability Environment Economy Eco-economy Eco-city 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Auckland CouncilAucklandNew Zealand

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