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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.

Community 5 Jul 2019

Calling the city centre home

More than 50,000 people now call the city centre home, and the population is climbing as improvements to public transport, walking and cycling safety, and open spaces make it a more desirable place to live.

Mayor 3 Jul 2019

Dwelling consents set new records in Auckland

Dwelling consents in Auckland continue to break records.

Environment 1 Jul 2019

10 top tips to keep your house dry this winter

10 top tips to help make your house warm, dry and energy efficient.

Heritage 25 Jun 2019

Updated: Proposed Plan Change 26 - submission period extended

Proposed Plan Change 26 relates to the Special Character Areas Overlay of the Auckland Unitary Plan.

Housing 10 Jun 2019

Number of new residential dwellings consented in Auckland soars

New data shows that more new dwellings are being consented in Auckland than ever before.

Housing 31 May 2019

Mind the gap

Action plan outlines a strategy for ending homelessness and increasing Māori participation in Auckland’s housing market.

Housing 29 May 2019

Landlord insulation deadline: How to insulate your property

Part three in a series helping landlords insulate their rental properties and avoid fines by the 1 July deadline.

Housing 29 May 2019

Landlord insulation deadline: Assessing your property

Part two of a series helping landlords insulate their rental properties and avoid fines by the 1 July deadline.

Environment 29 May 2019

Landlord insulation deadline: What this means

Part one of a series helping landlords insulate their rental properties by the 1 July deadline.

Community 24 May 2019

Lack of accessible housing a key issue for Disability Advisory Panel

Auckland Council's Disability Advisory Panel recently discussed the theme of accessible housing throughout the region.

Housing 23 Apr 2019

Consents hit record high in Auckland

Auckland Mayor Phil Goff says Auckland Council is on a recruiting drive for consenting staff to keep pace with the record rate of building in Auckland.

Housing 5 Apr 2019

Is your rental insulated?

The deadline for landlords to be compliant with the Residential Tenancies Act legislation is 1 July 2019.

Housing 4 Mar 2019

Council continues to crack down on substandard property development

Two recent successful prosecutions show that the council is stamping down on non-compliant development.