Mayor’s Values and Vision for Auckland “The world’s most liveable city” Inclusive Courageous Prudent Fair Innovative
Spatial Planning Four key objectives - • Improving quality of life • Socio-economic wellbeing • Responsible management of the environment • A land use plan in the public interest * Source: „Torremolinos Charter‟ – European Regional/Spatial Planning Charter 1983
2006 Census 80 70 European 60 Asian 50 Percentage Other - New Zealander 40 Pacific 30 Māori 20 Middle Eastern/Latin 10 American/African 0 North West Central East South
Spatial priorities KAIPARA• International DISTRICT Great Barrier Island city centre Wellsford Kaipara Harbour• Southern Whangaparaoa Peninsula opportunity area Waiheke Island COROMANDEL DISTRICT Waitakeres Manukau Harbour Bombay WAIKATO DISTRICT
Roger BlakeleyChief Planning OfficerAuckland Council
People and quality of lifeA strong, inclusive and equitable society that provides opportunity for all Aucklanders Putting children and young people first Reducing inequalities Connecting and strengthening communities
Putting children and young people firstA city in which every child canreach his/her potentialEarly learningEducational AchievementPathway to employment.Community hubs – parent,whanau, family, village centres“It takes a whole village to raise a child”
General views on cultural diversity• Maori and Pacific peoples and their cultures set Auckland apart• Migrants and refugees are an integral part of the big picture• Recognise geographical clustering of communities of cultural/ ethnic identity – allow for expression at local level• Celebrations and events to connect communities – reduce isolation, increase cross cultural understanding• Design and programming of social and community infrastructure to reflect diverse cultures and needs.
From disability workshop• Gap between aspiration and delivery• Inclusive principles in planning - “accessible journey”• Built environment is critical• Accessible communication• Engage with disabled community -adequate staff and resources• Initiatives to increase inclusion – free computers at libraries with access for visually impaired• Range of housing choices – for all• Tap into strategic work of legacy councils/ and disability groups
From Older people• Emphasis on contribution of older people• Culturally responsive housing, retirement homes• Affordable, accessible activities• Transport
From the Pacific fonos• Create sense of pride and identity – community and cultural activities• Support families and young people• Skills, training and pathways for employment• Local identity and economy; Pacific entrepreneurship and investment in tourism• Housing – equitable, accessible and affordable• Transport a priority – public transport
From the Ethnic forumsAuckland a hub of skills and innovation• Use skills, talents of migrants and refugees• Tap resource of international students• Transport vital – even more for new migrants• Big and small events- cultural diversity as normal and not “exotic”• Safety through design and use of common spaces• Incorporate response to cultural diversity in community facilities, events, rest-homes• Support sports and recreational activities for migrants and refugees• Schools as community hubs and help• Support for smaller demographic groups in ethnic communities• Housing – address pockets of deprivation.
Key Dates• 29 August 2011 Draft Auckland Plan in NZ Herald supplement “Elements Magazine”• 20 September 2011 Notification of Draft Auckland Plan• October 2011 Close of submissions• 1 – 3 November 2011 Hearings of Local Boards• 4 Nov – 5 December 2011 Hearings of other submissions• 19 December 2011 Decisions on Auckland Plan• February 2012 Adoption of Auckland Plan document