Running a BID

Running a Business Improvement District programme represents an excellent opportunity to help your community grow economically and help attract new customers and businesses into the neighbourhood.  However, there is a lot of behind-the-scenes work that goes into each successful BID.

This section includes helpful information to make sure that your BID meets the requirements set out by the Auckland Council and the Companies Office. 


  • BID Policy

    The Business Improvement District Policy sets out the rules for governing a ​BID programme. There are two main parts.

  • Rates and budgeting

    To fund a BID programme, council collects a targeted rate from all commercially rated properties within an approved BID area.

  • Roles and responsibilities

    Find out the responsibilities of the business association, executive committee, council and management.