Targeted prices protecting our natural environment


Aucklanders love the great outdoors, whether it’s the bush or the beaches. We appreciate the role it plays in our well-being and love for our city; it’s a high priority on the list of what makes Auckland special.

The two target rates introduced last year have helped us increase our protection of Auckland’s natural environment and waterways. During the past year, we have been able to support the following projects thanks to the tariffs:

Targeted rate for the natural environment

Safe slopes for Kauri

26km trails have been made safe for the Kauri in the Waitākere Ranges, Hunua Ranges and other regional parks. Eight the tracks have now been reopened in the Waitākere Ranges.

Pest control activities

Pest control

A 3x increase in animal pest control activities (e.g. $ 2 million), including the control of deer, goats and possums.

Community group support

Community action

A 3x increased support for community groups and landowners (including $ 1.4 million) to provide tools for managing and restoring biodiversity. This includes the Eastern Bays Songbird Project which covers 1380ha from the bays of the eastern city of Auckland and over 1040 rat traps, protecting birds and helping native wildlife to thrive.

Targeted water quality rate

Cleaner beaches

Secure networks

Safe Networks has scrutinized 215 points of sale on 28 beaches for further investigation and inspected 90 ha rainwater and wastewater networks, to help make beaches cleaner and safer for swimming.

Cleaner inner port beaches

western isthmus

The Western Isthmus Project has acquired more than $ 50 million capital works at Daldy Street and Freemans Bay in Auckland Central. This will stop the overflows in the Wynyard Basin and significantly help reduce their volume and frequency in the inner harbor.

Community group support

Urban and rural waterways

$ 360,000 in grants were awarded to 26 community groups and landowners who protect and restore urban and rural waterways. This includes the Wairoa Waterways Protection Fund Expansion Project which delivered more than 25km fence protecting 4.8 ha of livestock land entering waterways.


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