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Policies / Regulations 31 Jan 2019

Book your building inspection online

You can now book, reschedule and cancel bookings online, and check your inspection results through the new online tool.

Housing 5 Oct 2018

Special character resource consents - October update

Auckland Council has completed a review of resource consents and confirms 335 are affected by the Special Character Areas Overlay issue.

Housing 28 Sep 2018

Fast-tracking development through partnership

Auckland Council and Universal Homes are working together to build houses faster.

Housing 3 Sep 2018

Explainer: Special character resource consents

Frequently asked questions about the special character resource consent issues.

Business / Economy 23 Jul 2018

How much will Aucklanders pay to live close to a heritage area?

Recent research has revealed Aucklanders are prepared to pay more for a house close to a scheduled heritage place.

Business / Economy 25 Jun 2018

Opinion: Auckland's emerging story

Auckland Design Champion Ludo Campbell-Reid takes stock of how fast the region is changing.

Business / Economy 22 May 2018

Opinion: the true cost of building consents

Penny Pirrit, Auckland Council's Director Regulatory Services, sets the record straight about building consents.

Environment 27 Apr 2018

Tips for keeping your house warm

Is your house ready for winter?

Housing 19 Apr 2018

Council green lights next step to unlock $300 million housing fund

Auckland Council today moved a step closer to unlocking up to $300 million in funding for housing infrastructure in the northwest.

Housing 14 Mar 2018

Car park-less buildings - the way of the future?

Ludo Campbell-Reid discusses a new car park-less building on TVNZ's Breakfast

Plans / Projects 13 Dec 2017

Briefing to incoming government

We've provided the new government with an overview on major issues and opportunities facing Auckland.

Business / Economy 6 Dec 2017

What's really happening to house prices?

The latest fall in Auckland house prices is not big at all. It's certainly a market adjustment but its not a crash.

Community 17 Nov 2017

ACP cladding investigation update

Auckland Council’s investigation into buildings across the Auckland region that potentially have aluminum composite panels (ACP) in their construction is nearing completion.

Business / Economy 16 Nov 2017

A quick guide to property revaluations

Each year, the council’s budget sets out the amount of rates needed to keep Auckland running. Once the budget is set, we need to work out how much each ratepayer should pay.

Development 26 Oct 2017

New homes set to meet Homestar rating

Panuku adopts Homestar rating to deliver healthier, more energy efficient homes for Auckland.

Housing 17 Oct 2017

A guide to cross lease properties

Cross leases can be complicated and not everyone is aware of their rights and responsibilities – or what Auckland Council’s obligations are.