Government’s new housing rules: what it means for Auckland

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This consultation closed on 9 May 2022. Thank you for having your say.

We sought feedback on the proposed changes to the Auckland Unitary Plan that we have scope to make limited decisions on. We did not seek feedback on the mandatory changes the Government has directed us to make, such as having walkable catchments or six-storey building heights. See the Government’s new housing rules: What it means for Auckland Consultation Document for detailed information.

We received 7,860 pieces of feedback. These came via our online feedback forms, at virtual Have Your Say events and through email.

We also held 4 online and 2 in-person information sessions where members of the public could hear from the planning team and ask questions before providing feedback.

To view a detailed summary of the consultation feedback read the Summary of Feedback Report.

If you have any questions related to this project, please email us at unitaryplan@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

For more information about central government's requirements click here.

What happens next

  • All feedback will be reviewed to help inform our final proposed changes to the Auckland Unitary Plan.
  • In August 2022, you can make a submission on the publicly notified plan change so that your views are considered during the statutory decision-making process. We must publicly notify the plan change by 20 August 2022.
  • Once the submissions process has closed, an Independent Hearings Panel (IHP) will consider all submissions and hear directly from people who submitted. They will then make recommendations to us on the necessary changes to the Auckland Unitary Plan.
  • We must then decide to accept or reject the IHP recommendations. If a recommendation is rejected, the Minister for the Environment makes the final decision.
  • This statutory process does not allow for appeals to the Environment Court.

This consultation closed on 9 May 2022. Thank you for having your say.

We sought feedback on the proposed changes to the Auckland Unitary Plan that we have scope to make limited decisions on. We did not seek feedback on the mandatory changes the Government has directed us to make, such as having walkable catchments or six-storey building heights. See the Government’s new housing rules: What it means for Auckland Consultation Document for detailed information.

We received 7,860 pieces of feedback. These came via our online feedback forms, at virtual Have Your Say events and through email.

We also held 4 online and 2 in-person information sessions where members of the public could hear from the planning team and ask questions before providing feedback.

To view a detailed summary of the consultation feedback read the Summary of Feedback Report.

If you have any questions related to this project, please email us at unitaryplan@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

For more information about central government's requirements click here.

What happens next

  • All feedback will be reviewed to help inform our final proposed changes to the Auckland Unitary Plan.
  • In August 2022, you can make a submission on the publicly notified plan change so that your views are considered during the statutory decision-making process. We must publicly notify the plan change by 20 August 2022.
  • Once the submissions process has closed, an Independent Hearings Panel (IHP) will consider all submissions and hear directly from people who submitted. They will then make recommendations to us on the necessary changes to the Auckland Unitary Plan.
  • We must then decide to accept or reject the IHP recommendations. If a recommendation is rejected, the Minister for the Environment makes the final decision.
  • This statutory process does not allow for appeals to the Environment Court.
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