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Community 25 Aug 2016

Housing for older Aucklanders to be redeveloped

Auckland Council’s portfolio of homes for older Aucklanders has received a major boost with today’s approval to redevelop the villages and partner with The Selwyn Foundation.

Environment 11 Aug 2016

New Progress Snapshot boosts council’s transparency

New initiative offers performance 'shapshot' at a glance.

Housing 29 Jul 2016

Faster building consents on the way

Auckland Council’s building and resource divisions are being upgraded to make building consents easier, faster, more consistent and more tailored to customers’ needs.

Housing 21 Jul 2016

Affordable housing in Auckland

While the council doesn’t build houses it does have a wide range of responsibilities in relation to housing including building and resource consents and planning rules and it works closely with central government, community agencies and the privat...

Housing 11 Jul 2016

Downsizing to an apartment

Downsizing from a family home to an apartment can open up opportunities for a change in lifestyle, meeting new friends and exploring a new community, according to Aucklanders who’ve made the move.

Housing 7 Jul 2016

A plan for all of us

You'll start to see our Unitary Plan campaign over the coming weeks.

Housing 4 Jul 2016

Aucklanders want intensified housing done well

New research by Auckland Council suggests more Aucklanders agree with intensification for the city's future growth under the Unitary Plan.

Housing 23 Jun 2016

Auckland building activity at all-time high

The Building and Housing Minister Dr Nick Smith and Auckland Mayor Len Brown have released the latest Auckland Housing Accord monitoring report.

Housing 21 Jun 2016

Penny Hulse: Industry needs to move over house build delay

Around 20,000 to 30,000 new dwellings are needed to meet the current shortage and another 13,000 a year to keep pace with Auckland's growth. Last calendar year, the council consented just over 9000 dwellings, which is the most since 2005, but stil...

Housing 21 Jun 2016

Opinion: Quality housing for all

Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse replies to critics of the Auckland Council’s latest proposal on the Unitary Plan.

Plans / Projects 20 Jun 2016

Winter warmth wins

There is no ban on the use of open fireplaces or wood burners in Auckland homes this winter and we give advice on efficient fuel use.

Housing 17 Jun 2016

Facing the challenges of housing seniors

Auckland’s aging population presents unique challenges for both central and local government, one of which is housing affordability for seniors.

Housing 3 Jun 2016

Making the Auckland Unitary Plan

Over the last five years the Auckland Unitary Plan has been through widespread public consultation.

Housing 3 Jun 2016

Deciding the Auckland Unitary Plan

Over the next two months OurAuckland is running a series called Growing Auckland.

Housing 3 Jun 2016

Auckland Unitary Plan: a mammoth task nearly complete

After 249 days of hearings, reviewing 13,364 public submissions, and receiving over 10,000 pieces of evidence the independent hearings on the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan have come to an end.

Housing 2 Jun 2016

National Policy Statement could be useful tool

Auckland’s mayor and deputy mayor believe the proposals contained in the National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity (NPS) will provide a useful tool in measuring and meeting demand for land for both housing and business.