Business Improvement District (BID) Policy

Kaupapa Here ā-Rohe Whakapiki Pakihi



BID Policy background

The Finance and Performance Committee approved the current BID Policy on 26 July 2022. It became operative on 1 August 2022. BIDs are business areas within Auckland where local business and property owners agree to work together, with support from the council, to:

  • improve their business environment
  • promote innovation and economic prosperity
  • attract new businesses and customers.

The Auckland Council BID Policy is supported by a three-year BID Targeted Rate Grant Agreement (BID Policy section 2.4) that sets out the terms of the relationship between Auckland Council and a BID-operating business association.


Purpose of the BID policy

The BID policy outlines how Auckland Council works with BID-operating business associations in Auckland.

The policy:

  • provides a framework for the governance, accountability and management of BID programmes
  • aims to sustain public trust and confidence in the BID programme
  • balances Auckland Council’s role in the programme with the independence of BID-operating business associations.


Read the BID Policy


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