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Kia Ora, and Welcome. The Royal Commission on Auckland Governance was established by the Government to investigate, and make recommendations on, local and regional government arrangements for the Auckland region in the future. (Help with Site Navigation below)

The Royal Commissioners

The Commissioners (from left to right) David Shand, Hon Peter Salmon, Dame Margaret Bazley

The Royal Commission has now completed its report. Print copies will be available from Bennetts bookstore or Legislation Direct from Tuesday March 31st.

You may read html versions of the Executive Summary and Recommendations (taken from Volume 2 of the report) or download the full report as PDF documents (by section) below:

REPORT

Executive Summary (html version)

Recommendations (html version)

The full report in html will be available here at a later time.

Maps and Diagrams

(jpeg versions open in new window)

Figure 1: Proposed Structure of Auckland Council (351k)

Figure 2: Proposed new regional boundary (220k)

Figure 3: Areas to merge with Waikato District (220k)

Figure 4: Boundaries of Rodney, Tāmaki-makau-rau and Hunua Local Councils (200k)

Figure 5: Areas of Waitemata, Tāmaki-makau-rau, and Manukau Local Councils (180k)

Figure 6: Boundaries of city centre and waterfront area (not part of Tāmaki-makau-rau Local Council area) (350k)

PDF versions (by section)

Download the full report as PDF documents, by section below:

Volume 1: Report

COMPLETE VOLUME (.pdf) 6mb WARNING! Large file

Contents, Preface and Letter of Transmittal (.pdf) 147k

Executive Summary (.pdf) 134k

Recommendations (.pdf) 134k

PART ONE: INTRODUCTION (.pdf) 81k

PART TWO: SETTING THE CONTEXT (.pdf) 786k

PART THREE: VISION FOR AUCKLAND (.pdf) 1mb

PART FOUR: STRUCTURAL REFORM (.pdf) 3mb

PART FIVE: PRACTICAL SOLUTIONS TO PRESSING PROBLEMS (.pdf) 1mb

PART SIX: MAKING THE CHANGES (.pdf) 330k

APPENDICES (.pdf) 254k

Volume 2: Executive Summary

COMPLETE VOLUME (.pdf) 1.5mb

Contents and Preface (.pdf) 65k

SUMMARY OF THE REPORT (.pdf) 125k

RECOMMENDATIONS (.pdf) 125k

FIGURES (Diagram and Maps) (.pdf) 1.3mb

Volume 3: Summary of Submissions

COMPLETE VOLUME (.pdf) 2mb

Contents (.pdf) 73k

INTRODUCTION (.pdf) 79k

VISION FOR AUCKLAND (.pdf) 1.3mb

CURRENT LOCAL GOVERNMENT ARRANGEMENTS (.pdf) 830k

FUTURE GOVERNANCE (.pdf) 386k

APPENDICES (.pdf) 750k

Volume 4: Research Papers

COMPLETE VOLUME (.pdf) 6mb WARNING! Large file

Contents and Foreword (.pdf) 74k

PART 1: HISTORICAL OVERVIEW OF AUCKLAND(.pdf) 200k

PART 2: AUCKLAND'S POPULATION(.pdf) 747k

PART 3: THE COMPOSITION AND SCALE OF AUCKLAND'S ECONOMY (.pdf) 1.4mb

PART 4: DRIVERS FOR ECONOMIC GROWTH (.pdf) 172k

PART 5: THE ROLE OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT IN ACHIEVING SOCIAL WELL-BEING FOR THE AUCKLAND REGION (.pdf) 420k

PART 6: TRANSPORT GOVERNANCE IN AUCKLAND  (.pdf) 450k

PART 7: THE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM IN AUCKLAND (.pdf) 435k

PART 8: THE CALL FOR INTEGRATED PLANNING (.pdf) 435k

PART 9: SETTING COMMUNITY BOARDS IN CONTEXT (.pdf) 410k

PART 10: AUCKLAND COMMUNITY BOARDS (.pdf) 420k

PART 11: CIVIC LEADERSHIP FOR AUCKLAND (.pdf) 230k

PART 12: AUCKLAND 2060 (.pdf) 250k

Site Navigation

To the left of this Home Page are a series of tabs which you can click on to open more detailed information on the different topics.

The Executive Summary and Recommendations  provide a good summary of the Report

The whole report may be accessed from the Homepage (above)

Open Letter to the People of Auckland was written by Commissioners.

About the Commissioners profiles each of the Commissioners.

Outline of Issues contains the main text of the 'Call for Submissions' document (above) that outlines the issues and scope of the Commission’s work.

Details on how to make a submission are in Making a Submission.  Submissions closed on April 22nd.

Since May, all submissions have been posted on the website under Submissions Received. If you cannot find your submission, please call (09) 365 2748. 

The Summary of Submissions is a compilation of submission themes, with 29 chapters of summaries and quotes from submissions focusing on a wide range of subjects. This document will be one of the volumes of the Commission's report.

The Commission heard over 550 oral presentations during 27 days of hearings throughout the Auckland region in May, June and July. Details of speakers, dates and locations are posted under Hearings.

The Terms of Reference, and relevant excerpts from the Local Government Act 2002, both provide a useful legal context for understanding the work of the Commission.

Information on Auckland current local and regional government structure is under Current Governance

Questions and Answers provides a range of background information about aspects of the Commission’s work.

Media Releases lists the press releases from the Commission.

Useful Links connects you with websites of the various Auckland Councils, the local government website, as well as a couple of radio interviews about the work of the Commission, and various magazine articles and opinion pieces about Auckland.

Research provides links to reports commissioned by the Royal Commission on a variety of topics (such as planning, transport, population, and social well-being) to help inform its deliberations.

Contact details for the Commission can be found under Contact Us.

 

 

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