NPS-UD: Auckland Council's Initial Response

The Government’s National Policy Statement on Urban Development 2020 (“NPS-UD”) is arguably the most consequential statement of government policy on urban development in New Zealand’s recent history.  And it’s about to start “hitting home”. more

GPS-HUD: More Waffle than Breakfast at Denny's

The Government has released a discussion document for its upcoming Government Policy Statement on Housing and Urban Development (“GPS-HUD”) more

Auckland Council adopts NorthWest Spatial Strategy

Auckland Council has updated and adopted the NorthWest Spatial Land Use Strategy following public feedback over the Christmas period. more

Affordable Housing (inclusionary zoning is back on the agenda)

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

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