Prior to 2000, Auckland City Environments had 15 million items related to properties stored on a wide range of media such as paper, microfiche, large format plans and aperture cards. This repository was the largest of its type for any local government authority in New Zealand, and indeed it was one of the largest in Australasia. Not surprisingly, the complexity of this information presented Auckland City Environments with a number of challenges
Auckland City Environments is the regulatory business unit of Auckland City Council. Its many activities include administering the Building Act, district plan and by-laws and allocating building and resource consents. Customers range from residents to large-scale property developers.