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Affordable Housing (inclusionary zoning is back on the agenda)

Auckland has an affordable housing problem - will inclusionary zoning be Council's solution? ...read more

What's Auckland Council up to?

Every now and then I like to peruse the Council Planning Committee agendas to see what Council is up to. ...read more

New National Policy Statement on Urban Development

The Government has approved a new National Policy Statement (“NPS”) on Urban Development to replace the current NPS on Urban Development Capacity approved in 2016. ...read more

(More) Changes to the RMA

The Resource Management Amendment Act 2020 (“RMAA”) received royal assent on 30 June and will come into effect in stages from 1 July 2020. ...read more

Unitary Plan - Plan Change 4 (Correction of Errors)

Auckland Council has notified Plan Change 4 to the Auckland Unitary Plan. This plan change aims to correct “errors” and “anomalies” in the plan.  ...read more

Resource Consent Changes - Marginal Infringements

Changes to the Resource Management Act (“RMA”) mean consent will no longer be required for some activities with marginal or temporary non-compliances.  ...read more

Resource Consent Changes - Boundary Activities

In May 2016, we reported that changes were in store for the resource consent process. At that time, a bill was before parliament to introduce changes to the Resource Management Act (“RMA”). That bill become law in April 2017. ...read more

Unitary Plan - Private Plan Changes

Auckland Council’s Planning Committee has approved a number of criteria for assessing whether private plan changes to the Unitary Plan should be accepted for consideration by Council. ...read more

Unitary Plan - Upcoming Plan Changes

Auckland Council’s Planning Committee has approved further work on a number of changes to the Auckland Unitary Plan. ...read more

Unitary Plan - More Places of Significance to Mana Whenua to be added

Auckland Council is exploring a plan change to add sites to the Sites and Places of Significance to Mana Whenua schedule in the Auckland Unitary Plan. ...read more

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