The Howick Village Business Association is first and foremost a stand-alone incorporated society and not-for-profit organisation.
It is the vehicle through which Auckland Council, and prior to them, Manukau City Council, implement the BID (Business Improvement District) programme in East Auckland.
HVBA was invited to participate as a BID (Business Improvement District) in 2006 and on acceptance, is tasked with driving economic development in Howick Village, in terms of Auckland Council BID Policy 2016.
The aims and purposes of the HVBA are outlined in our constitution and we would be following those even if we were not a BID. The BID presence provides us with the funds to more successfully implement those economic development activities.
The BID district covers the commercial and retail areas of Picton Street, Uxbridge Road, Cook Street, Moore Street, Fencible Drive (excluding the Terraces development) and Wellington Street. Its membership stands at approximately 210 businesses and 81 landlords, with additional associate memberships.
Building owners and businesses within this boundary are charged a special levy (targeted rate) which is collected by Auckland Council Rates and passed back to the Howick Village Business Association to provide money for promotions and economic development.