Keeping pace with digital interactions
The Shape Auckland website (which was the main portal to the Unitary Plan) has gone through an “upgrade” roping in all consultations, feedback rounds, and submissions the Council has from time to time. Here is some screenshots showing the Shape Auckland page:
If you are looking for the Unitary page which also includes a link to the maps you will need to go here: http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/planspoliciesprojects/plansstrategies/unitaryplan/Pages/home.aspx
Keeping pace with how the community interacts with its civic institutions is important. I believe Auckland Council are bundling what I would call the “interactions between resident/business and the Council” all into one place. Looking at Shape Auckland’s ‘About’ piece I would be right in my initial musings.
From Shape Auckland
ABOUT SHAPE AUCKLAND
Shape Auckland is our online hub for the wide range of topics, plans and projects we consult on.
Whether it’s a survey on the future plans for your neighbourhood park, proposed bylaw changes or our draft budget – you can find it here – any time of the day or night.
The page is designed to give you an overview on all current consultations but if you have a particular interest – use the drop down menus to filter by topic, local board area or type in a key word.
Just click on the topic you are interested in for supporting information and to have your say.
We will also give you a preview of consultations coming up as well as progress and outcomes of those that have recently closed.
Over time we will be building in more ways you can get involved including the opportunity to discuss particular topics – so keep checking back for updates.
You can also find information about the different ways to have your say and the submission and hearing process.
So have your say and join the conversations helping to shape Auckland’s future.
If you want or are interested in doing your part in “shaping Auckland” then I highly recommend creating a bookmark on your web browser for the Shape Auckland site. Especially when activity cranks back up in the end of May when the second Unitary Plan submission round starts.
I do have one piece of feedback though for the Shape Auckland page. It is missing either a news ticker with say important or highlighted news or a news box on the left hand side of the page. The news ticker or box would give brief tidbits on important Shape Auckland news that might need a highlight at the given time. Otherwise the page is pretty good and easy to use to go find what the next round of “interactions” are.