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Housing 29 Feb 2016

Next step in Unitary Plan process considered

The council is currently examining the implications of Wednesday's (24 February) Auckland Council Governing Body meeting where matters relating to the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan and zoning were discussed.

Community 23 Feb 2016

Council publishes preliminary zoning maps

On 17 December the council published maps of its preliminary position on zoning across Auckland for statutory hearings on the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan.

Development 22 Feb 2016

Council busts Unitary Plan myth

Auckland Council has not rezoned a single property as part of the Unitary Plan process.

Transport 18 Feb 2016

Transport for new southern Auckland housing

A new Pukekohe town centre bypass road, new train stations, state highway improvements and more north-south connections are part of potential transport plans to support large numbers of new homes in south Auckland.

Housing 11 Feb 2016

New Special Housing Area for Hobsonville

The ability to buy a home in sought-after Hobsonville Point just got easier with news today an Auckland Council-owned site will be part of a new Special Housing Area.

Housing 11 Feb 2016

4500 more homes for Auckland

Fourteen new Special Housing Areas that will provide more than 4500 new homes across Auckland were announced on 11 February by Building and Housing Minister Nick Smith and Mayor Len Brown.

Community 10 Feb 2016

Auckland's city centre population soars

Auckland’s city centre population grew by five times its target rate last year - with more than 5000 people moving into the city.

Cultural 5 Feb 2016

Quality design: Grey Lynn's gravitational pull

The design is influenced by Sir Isaac Newton – and in particular his work in optics.

Business / Economy 26 Jan 2016

Auckland: a tale of two cities

Greg Clark, global cities advisor, visited Auckland last week. Here’s what he had to say about growth, liveability and housing.

Business / Economy 26 Jan 2016

Shamubeel Eaqub on Auckland housing

Economist Shamubeel Eaqub talks with John Campbell about housing in Auckland and what can be done.

Business / Economy 26 Jan 2016

Rewarding year for council’s geospatial team

Nathan Heazlewood, Programme Manager for Auckland Council’s Geospatial Future Mode of Operations Programme, explains the hard work and challenges behind three impressive team awards in 2015.

Housing 26 Jan 2016

Construction in Auckland continues to soar

A new survey has listed Auckland as the fourth most expensive city in the world to buy a house, growth and construction is booming and house prices are still rising – is there a feasible solution to calm Auckland’s property storm?

Development 25 Jan 2016

Housing remains a challenge for Auckland

Housing supply and affordability are ongoing challenges for many thriving cities worldwide. Auckland is no exception.

Housing 19 Jan 2016

Top tips to consider when hiring a builder

There are a number of handy tips and tricks to look out for when choosing a builder.

Housing 13 Jan 2016

Top tips for building inspections

You might want to hold off the champagne until you’ve got all your green lights from building inspectors.