Case study 3.5

Asset management for public entities: Learning from local government examples.

Manukau City Council – Thinking seriously about "sustainability" moves it from being a buzz word to something more meaningful

Manukau City Council has recognised the growing importance of taking a strategic approach to sustainability. To support this, the Council:

  • has appointed a Sustainability Manager;
  • is developing a city strategy for sustainable development;
  • is linking its asset management planning to "Tomorrow's Manukau", the vision of where local people want the city to be in the future; and
  • has adopted region-wide plans to ensure that local planning fits in its context. Regional plans include the Auckland Sustainability Framework, the "One Plan", the Auckland Regional Growth Strategy, and Regional Policy Statements.