About the programme

Auckland is growing fast with approximately 660,000 more people expected in the next 30 years. This growth means challenges and opportunities for town centres and key business areas. Through the Business Improvement District (BID) programme, Auckland Council is working with business districts to improve the local business environment and grow the regional economy. This programme creates a relationship between the council and business associations, which are separate entities. There are currently 50 BIDs in Auckland, representing over 25,000 businesses with a combined capital value estimated at $72.7 billion.

BID programme sections

  • Start a BID

    Auckland Council is keen to grow the BID programme across the region. Here's what you need to get started.

  • Running a BID

    Find helpful information and make sure that a BID programme meets the necessary policy and legal requirements.

  • Role of a BID manager

    Details on the on-going programme designed to support the professional development of BID managers.

  • Role of a local board BID representative

    Learn more about the role of a local board BID representative, including relationship building, advocacy, facilitation and risk identification.

  • Expand your BID

    Growth presents opportunities for local economic development, including expanding the boundary areas of BID programmes

  • News

    Events and happenings from Business Improvement Districts around Auckland, 'BID Update' newsletters and more.

  • Core documents

    Details of the BID programme agreement, policy requirements, responsibilities, constitutions and more.

  • Networking meetings

    Upcoming events that can help you to develop and grow your BID programme – and plan for the future.

​Related topics

  • Audits, reports, surveys

    Learn more about your responsibility to file annual financial statements with the Companies Office and more.

  • Rates and budgeting

    An explanation of the targeted rates that fund your BID and how the Auckland Council can help boost economic growth.

  • Annual general meetings

    Annual general meetings are an essential part of the BID programme calendar, providing transparency to BID members.

  • Conflicts of interest

    If conflicts of interest are not addressed properly, they can escalate and become a serious concern. Here are the facts.

  • BID rating maps

    A collection of maps outlining the geographical areas of Auckland's Business Improvement District locations and more.

  • Contact us

    Read everything here and still have questions about how to run a BID programme? This is how you can contact us.