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Great North Road Community-led Vision: Request for Proposal

Great North Road Ridge
Grey Lynn Residents Association is developing a community-led vision for the Great North Road ridge between Ponsonby Road and Surrey Crescent shops.

Auckland Council has provided funding via Waitemata Local Board to facilitate GLRA’s creation of the community-led vision for Great North Road ridge.

This community-led vision comprises two parts…  

  1. Situation Analysis: Where are we now? Collect and evaluate data pertaining to the current situation: 5C analysis, PEST analysis, SWOT analysis, stakeholder consultations, identification of key issues.
  2. Vision: Where do we want to be? Development of a long-term vision to guide the development of Great North Road ridge.

Request for Proposal

GLRA is calling for proposals to undertake the Situation Analysis component, which will include…

A review and analysis of the following research reports and documents…

  • The Auckland Plan
  • Auckland Council Long Term Plan
  • Auckland Council Annual Plan
  • Auckland Unitary Plan
  • Auckland’s Economic Development Strategy
  • Census data
  • Waitemata Area Plan
  • Waitemata Local Board Plan
  • Waitemata City Fringe Local Economic Development Action Plan

Consultations with and input from the following stakeholders…

  • Grey Lynn Residents Association
  • Residents of Arch Hill
  • Residents of Grey Lynn
  • Grey Lynn 2030
  • Grey Lynn Business Association
  • Surrey Crescent Working Group
  • Generation Zero
  • Waitematā Local Board
  • Auckland Council
  • CCOs, especially AT
  • Developers
  • Iwi (13)
  • Representatives of any other important stakeholder groups that are identified

Requirements: the Situation Analysis should…

  • Accurately reflect the views of the various stakeholder groups and include full transcripts and/or notes.
  • Identify key issues and opportunities in a form that can contribute to the development of the community-led vision.
  • Focus on practical issues and initiatives that can realistically be worked on within a 5-year timeframe.

The chosen consultant is expected to…

  • Work closely with Brandon Wilcox and David Batten of GLRA.
  • Produce a report of similar quality and format as the sample report that will be shared with you.
  • Adhere to GLRA’s funding agreement with Auckland Council for this project.


  • An indicative budget of $3,500 +GST has been allocated for the Situation Analysis component.

Your proposal should include…

  • Your credentials and background
  • Fee proposal
  • Timeline
  • Anything else you would like us to consider


If you are interested in submitting a proposal to undertake the Situation Analysis portion of our community-led vision for Great North Road ridge, please…