The Business Improvement District (BID) Policy sets out the rules for governing a BID programme.
This policy has two integral parts:
Part 1: Policy Principles (PDF 454KB)
- sets out high-level principles and why BID programmes are established
- outlines BID programme goals
- defines the roles and responsibilities of the council and the business association.
Part 2: Policy Operating Standards (PDF 929KB)
- provides assistance to business associations with managing their BID programme
- provides the council with operational management guidelines of BID programmes.
BID programme agreement
Each BID programme requires a formal agreement between Auckland Council and the business association. This agreement commits both parties to accountability and governance requirements for three years.
BID Programme Agreement (DOC 85KB)
A constitution sets out the rules, roles and responsibilities of a business association.
The business association’s constitution has to be consistent with the BID Policy.
Constitutions and activities must focus on economic development for members and for the local business community.
A copy of the current constitution for each business association is registered with the Companies Office. For a copy of a constitution, see
BID Programme Constitution Template 2016 (DOC 240KB).
The Policy Operating Standards details what requirements a business association must meet. For information on the topics below, see the
Policy Operating Standards (PDF 920KB):
- Board / executive committee charter
- Use of BID targeted rate and other funding
- Annual general meetings
- Transparency and information access
- Equity of representation
- Clarity of roles
- Measurement and reporting
- Professional management
- Statutory compliance.