Auckland Council watershed story maps

Auckland Council
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Local boards:
Albert-Eden, Aotea/Great Barrier, Devonport-Takapuna, Franklin, Henderson-Massey, Hibiscus and Bays, Howick, Kaipātiki, Māngere-Ōtāhuhu, Manurewa, Maungakiekie-Tāmaki, Ōrākei , Ōtara-Papatoetoe, Papakura, Puketāpapa , Rodney, Upper Harbour, Waiheke, Waitākere Ranges, Waitematā, Whau

Watershed Story Maps are map-based tools intended to assist Auckland Council with improving the management of water across Auckland and fulfilling the requirements of the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2017.

Auckland’s waterways are a taonga, a treasure vital to the region's cultural, ecological and economic well-being. They are an essential part of what makes living in Tāmaki Makaurau so special.

However, due to urbanisation and poor land management practices, the state of Auckland’s waters is poor in many places. Recognising this, Aucklanders have made it clear that improving waterways is a top priority for the region. Auckland Council and its council-controlled organisations, including Auckland Transport and Watercare, also have obligations to improve water outcomes.

The purpose of a Story Map is to promote further conversation on what needs to be done to improve Auckland’s waters. The maps and information in a Story Map provide you with the opportunity to explore and provide your views on why water is important, and on the activities that are impacting water in your areas of interest.


For more information and maps, visit the Auckland Council Watershed Story Maps website. (Best in Google Chrome)

Last updated: 2019-09-18