What's on Auckland's Planning Agenda
By Iain McManus
Every now and then I like to peruse Auckland Council’s Planning Committee agendas to see what Council is up to.
Actually, “like” is probably a tad strong, but sometimes it’s interesting, and it’s a way of reducing the risk of unpleasant surprises.
Anyway, the list below is almost certainly not complete – it's just what I’ve managed to glean from recent committee agendas, so if an
issue hasn’t appeared on an agenda recently, or has been a confidential item, you won’t find it here. Council’s timing is also subject to
NPS-UD Plan Change
Plan change to implement the National Policy Statement on Urban Development (see our articles on the significant changes required under the
NPS-UD here, here,
here and here and
here). Next report to the Planning Committee
due on 4 August 2022. Plan change to be notified by 20 August 2022.
NPS-UD Related Plan Changes
“Companion” plan changes relating to the Regional Policy Statement; historic heritage; residential zone provisions (see our earlier
article on these); various transport matters (see our earlier article on these
matters); and variations to a number of private plan changes to incorporate the MDRS. These are expected to be notified by 20 August
2022 as well.
Rainwater Tanks Plan Change
Plan change to require the installation of rainwater tanks in certain situations. Next report to the Planning Committee due in August
Sites of Significance to Mana Whenua Plan Change
Plan change to schedule additional sites of significance to mana whenua in the Unitary Plan. Next report to Planning Committee
Coastal Hazard Maps Plan Change
Plan change to update the Unitary Plan definition of “coastal erosion hazard area” with a reference to new coastal erosion maps and to
remove the coastal storm inundation map from the plan. No date for next report to Planning Committee but sounds imminent.
Freshwater Management Plan Change
Plan change(s) to implement the NPS Freshwater Management. Plan change(s) must be notified before the end of 2024.
Wynyard Point Precinct Plan
Plan change to replace the existing Wynyard Point Precinct Plan. No date for next report to Planning Committee but sounds imminent.
Onehunga Wharf Precinct Plan
Plan change to introduce a Precinct Plan to guide regeneration of the Onehunga wharf area. No date for next report to Planning
Options for promoting affordable housing. Next report to the Planning Committee due in August 2022.
These are non-statutory documents which provide a framework to support growth and development within an area over the next 30 years.
The Mangere-Otahuhu, Otara-Papatoetoe and Albert-Eden-Puketapapa plans are due to be reported back to the Planning Committee in September.
Future Development Strategy
The FDS will set the Council’s high-level vision for accommodating urban growth over the long term and spatially identify where that growth
should happen. Next report to the Planning Committee due in September 2022. FDS to be completed in time to inform the 2024 Long
Auckland Parking Strategy
The draft strategy was released for consultation in April 2022. Next report to the Planning Committee due in August 2022.
Auckland Rapid Transit Plan
Draft plan to be submitted to the Planning Committee sometime in 2023.
Feel free to get in touch if you would like us to undertake any research into any of the above.