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Housing 13 May 2016

First homes built in Ormiston Town Centre

Ormiston is expected to have a population the size of Dunedin in less than 15 years.

Plans / Projects 13 May 2016

Auckland Unitary Plan reaches major milestone

Hearings before the Independent Hearings Panel come to an end tomorrow.

Housing 12 May 2016

Latest news on Auckland Unitary Plan

Information on the next steps in the process towards finalising the unitary plan has been released by the Auckland Unitary Plan Independent Hearings Panel.

Development 11 May 2016

Opinion: It's not just housing

Dr Lee Beattie, Deputy Head of Urban Planning and Design at the University of Auckland, on Auckland's housing issues.

Housing 26 Apr 2016

Agreement set to help ease housing issues

The Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment, the Hobsonville Land Company and Nga Maunga Whakahii o Kaipara Trust on 26 April signed a memorandum of understanding that is likely to result in new housing to help ease Auckland’s housing crisis.

Business / Economy 18 Apr 2016

Opinion: Why younger people can’t afford a house

Chris Parker, Auckland Council’s Chief Economist, introduces an opinion piece published in the Guardian on British housing.

Educational 15 Apr 2016

Council scoops major award for upskilling building control staff

An innovative on-the-job training programme to upskill building control officers to a national qualification has won a top award for Auckland Council at the 2016 Society of Local Government Managers New Zealand (SOLGM) excellence awards.

Business / Economy 13 Apr 2016

Auckland Council keeping up with surge in building consents

Auckland’s housing boom shows no signs of slowing, with a record 23,220 building consent applications received in the last year, up by 12 per cent.

Housing 7 Apr 2016

Auckland Housing Accord momentum continues

The supply of new sections and houses under the Auckland Housing Accord is continuing to grow

Development 5 Apr 2016

Opinion: Housing Aucklanders can afford

Peter Jeffries, Chief Executive of CORT Community Housing, offers his opinion on housing affordability in Auckland.

Development 4 Apr 2016

Design case study: The future of inner-city living

Beaumont Quarter, across from Victoria Park, is on a site previously used for a gasworks. The prime location has since been transformed into a unique and compact living quarters that effectively utilises space and plays on the varying levels of terrain.

Development 4 Apr 2016

Opinion: A ‘no-zoned’ housing paradise

Tommy Honey, the Dean of College at Whitecliffe College of Arts and Design, talks to OurAuckland about potential solutions to Auckland’s housing challenges.

Business / Economy 21 Mar 2016

Planning to meet the needs of growing Auckland

Auckland Development Committee endorsed Auckland Council’s submission to the Productivity Commission’s Better Urban Planning inquiry.

Housing 10 Mar 2016

Government could do more to improve rental homes

Auckland Council strongly supports the government’s intent to make rental homes warmer, drier and safer, but thinks the government could go further.

Housing 2 Mar 2016

Government emergency housing move welcomed

Mayor Len Brown has welcomed the government’s announcement of $2 million worth of new emergency housing in Auckland.

Housing 1 Mar 2016

Latest council communication on Unitary Plan

Auckland Council has submitted a memo to the Independent Hearings Panel following last week’s Governing Body resolutions.