Better Urban Planning - Productivity Commission Report Released

The Productivity Commission’s ‘Better Urban Planning’ report concludes that the current planning system has led to unduly restrictive rules that obstruct development, poor use of regulatory discretion (creating a lack of certainty and predictability) and unnecessary conflicts and costs. The Commission concludes that the planning system needs to be reformed. more

Unitary Plan Decisions

Auckland Council’s Governing Body has made the momentous decision to approve the Proposed Unitary Plan, signing off on the majority of recommendations made by the Independent Hearing Panel (“Panel”). We provide a summary of the key decisions below. more

Unitary Plan - Council Officer Response

Auckland Council has released the officer recommendations report on the Independent Hearing Panel’s recommendations on the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan (“PAUP”).  You can download a copy of the officers recommendations here. more

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