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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 te...

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.

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.