It’s a lovely neighbourhood and we aim to be a proactive and valuable member of the local community.
At Eden Park we value the relationships we have with our neighbours and the wider community, and we are committed to working closely with them to include their feedback into the Park's operations. Our key relationships are with our local residential neighbours; local community groups and Auckland Council.
Eden Park Community Relationships
Eden Albert Community Board
The Community Board's principal role is to represent the community within its boundaries in relation to all matters which are of community interest. As Eden Park has a significant influence on its community, there is meaningful and ongoing dialogue with the Community Board on ways in which the Community Board and the Park can work together.
Peter Haynes, Chairperson
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Eden Park Neighbours' Association (EPNA), Eden Park Residents' Association (EPRA)
The principal role of these two groups is to represent the Park's immediate neighbours with anything involving the Park. There is significant and ongoing dialogue between the Park and both associations to ensure that the voice of the neighbourhood is heard.
Community Liaison Group (CLG)
The CLG monitors the management of night time events at Eden Park and provides a forum for discussion on any issues that may arise. Its membership includes Auckland City, the Eden Albert Community Board, EPNA, NZ Police, Eden Valley Mainstreet, Kingsland Business Association and Kowhai School as well as representatives from the Eden Park Trust Board.
Eden Park Advisory Group
The purpose of the Eden Park Advisory Group is to provide a forum for communication between Auckland City officers, the Eden Albert Community Board, the Eden Park Trust Board and key stakeholders adjacent to Eden Park over ongoing development of Eden Park and its integration with the surrounding area.
Eden Park is located within Auckland Council's jurisdiction. The Council currently has a concept plan in place for Eden Park, which sets out a framework for the activities and developments that are allowed to take place on the site. The Council also manages all regulatory activity at the Park including resource and building consent applications.
The Eden Park Trust Board and Auckland Transport work together to plan traffic management for events held at the Park.
As an internationally recognised stadium, Eden Park increasingly competes with other stadiums in New Zealand, as well as Australia, for major events.
The events we host have considerable economic benefits for our community. Each year, events held at Eden Park contribute a significant $25m to Auckland's regional GDP.
The 2005 Lions Tour is a recent example of the positive impact major sporting events can have for both our city and country. The Tour contributed an additional $132m to New Zealand's GDP - $43m of this in Auckland alone.
Eden Park was the finals venue for Rugby World Cup 2011. It was expected that through hosting several pool matches, semi-finals, Bronze final and the Final, the region would gain an additional $240m in GDP.
Eden Park is a major employer
On match days, the Park becomes a major employer. Depending on anticipated crowd size, the Park employs up to 250 security staff, and from 300 to 1300 catering staff.