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Medium Density Residential Standards - FAQs

Short answers to frequently asked questions on the Medium Density Residential Standards. ...read more

Winners and Losers under the RMA Amendment Bill

The RMA Amendment Bill will create winners and losers.  How will it impact you - will you be a winner or loser? ...read more

Medium Density Residential Standards - what the?

The Medium Density Residential Standards proposed in the RMA Amendment Bill will enable significant intensification in our main urban areas. ...read more

Changes to RMA to Enable and Accelerate Intensification

The Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply and Other Matters) Amendment Bill will supercharge the National Policy Statement on Urban Development. ...read more

Removal of Car Parking Minimums (how to make a simple task complicated)

After sitting on / studying the NPS-UD requirement to remove car parking minimums from its plans for more than a year, Auckland Council has given its first public hints at how it proposes to respond to this requirement. ...read more

Auckland Development Contributions – Big Increases on the Way

Auckland Council is poised to propose significant increases in development contributions in parts of the region. ...read more

NPS-UD: Auckland Council's Timeline for Responding

Auckland Council has a number of workstreams underway in response to the National Policy Statement on Urban Development.  In this blog, we give you an overview of the timelines for those workstreams. ...read more

NPS-UD: Further Detail on Auckland Council's Response

Auckland Council has expanded on how it proposes to respond to the National Policy Statement on Urban Development in "all other locations". ...read more

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”. ...read 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”) ...read more

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