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Development 31 Mar 2022

Council agrees approach to further city centre intensification

Auckland Council has approved its policy approach to meeting central government requirements for greater building height and density within our city centre

Housing 3 Mar 2022

Council agrees approach to intensification around suburban centres

Auckland Council’s Planning Committee has agreed to an approach for enabling more apartment and terrace housing, and greater housing choices, close to Auckland’s local and town centres to meet central government requirements for more housing density.

Development 3 Mar 2022

Minimum car parking rules removed

Auckland Council has amended the Auckland Unitary Plan to remove minimum car parking requirements for developments across the city, as directed by central government.  

Development 21 Jan 2022

New homes and preserved heritage for New Lynn

A part of New Lynn’s rich history and the development of new homes for the neighbourhood has been secured by Eke Panuku Development Auckland.

Council news 9 Dec 2021

Council approves updated Contributions Policy

Auckland Council’s Finance and Performance committee has approved the updated Contributions Policy, which will come into effect on 10 January 2022.

Rates 1 Dec 2021

Revaluation 2021: What to expect

Senior Economist Shane Martin covers what trends Aucklanders can expect to see in this year’s updated property values.

Rates 1 Dec 2021

Revaluation 2021: Everything you need to know

Updated property values for all properties in the Auckland region will be available in March 2022.

Housing 16 Nov 2021

New housing boost for Henderson

An exciting new housing development is rising in Henderson. Known as Henderson Green, 38 high-quality townhouses have already been constructed, which will soon be joined by three apartment buildings containing 78 apartments.

Development 2 Nov 2021

Wiri on the world stage

A project that brings iwi together with Auckland Council to regenerate the Puhinui area bordering Manurewa and Manukau has been recognised on the world stage.

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.

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.