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Development 19 Oct 2021

Zoning rules not the main constraint on housing says Mayor Goff

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says the council backs the government’s objective of building more homes more quickly and the need for intensive development as the city grows.

Rates 2 Sep 2021

Revaluation 2021: Everything you need to know

Updated property values for all properties in the Auckland region will be available in December 2021.

Business / Economy 1 Apr 2021

Public notice period on reserves status extended

Submissions extended until 14 April for 20 sites across Tamaki Makaurau.

Housing 10 Nov 2020

Record dwelling consents show progress addressing Auckland’s housing supply issues

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says a record number of dwellings consented in the city over the past year reflects encouraging progress in addressing housing supply issues.

Housing 7 Mar 2020

Auckland land supply policy plays minimal role in property prices, new report shows

A new study, An evidence-based approach: Does the Rural Urban Boundary impose a price premium on land inside it? shows the new planning policies have little to no impact on property prices.

Mayor 5 Feb 2020

Auckland annual dwelling consents top 15,000 for first time

More than 15,000 dwelling consents were issued in Auckland in 2019, an all-time record and an 18 per cent rise in consents issued year-on-year.

Housing 30 Jan 2020

Chief Economist's Insights: Avocado versus apple crates

Debate rages between the generations. Each seems convinced the other had it easier in their day to get on the property ladder. David Norman discusses who had it tougher.

Housing 13 Jan 2020

Buying a home? Auckland Council can help

A new year brings new decisions and for those Aucklanders thinking of buying property, Auckland Council is here to help.

Mayor 12 Dec 2019

Legislation will help fund infrastructure for Auckland housing

Legislation introduced to Parliament on 12 December to provide additional tools to fund and finance infrastructure has been welcomed by Auckland Council.

Business / Economy 30 Oct 2019

It’s not all doom and gloom says Chief Economist

Auckland’s economic outlook looks promising despite the speculation about an emerging global recession.

Housing 23 Oct 2019

Have you heard about Own-Your-Own Unit?

Own-Your-Own Unit provides affordable housing options for our older (and wiser) Aucklanders.

Business / Economy 24 Sep 2019

Auckland showing strong population growth

Auckland Council welcomes first release of 2018 Census data.

Business / Economy 9 Sep 2019

What do Aucklanders value?

Auckland Council’s Chief Economist Unit reveals some obvious, and not-so-obvious, insights into what Aucklanders value most.

Community 14 Aug 2019

Retrofit Your Home programme expanded to embrace energy efficiency

The Environment and Community Committee has voted to include solar energy, energy storage and energy efficiency measures in its ‘Retrofit Your Home’ programme.

Environment 29 Jul 2019

Closing the gap - sediment control from the start

The Strategic Approach to Sediment programme was developed by staff during 2018 and endorsed by the Environment and Community Committee in December 2018. This was in recognition of the need to develop regional scale mechanisms to drive a reversal of the environmental decline caused by sediment runoff into freshwater and coastal receiving environments.

Business / Economy 24 Jul 2019

Will Auckland house prices follow Australia?

Falling house prices in Australia’s biggest cities has led to speculation that Auckland will follow. Auckland Council’s Chief Economist, David Norman compares the two markets.