Like other thriving, successful cities around the world, Tāmaki Makaurau is growing. By 2048 Auckland’s population is expected to reach 2.7million.
Central government has introduced new rules for how New Zealand’s largest cities must grow to allow for more housing.
Learn more about what it all means for our city and how you can play a part.
More housing for our growing city
As Auckland grows, our city needs a wider variety of new homes, giving Aucklanders more choices to live closer to the everyday things they need.
Resource Consents: New rules for developing your property
Some of Auckland’s planning rules have changed to enable greater housing density in the region’s urban areas.
Making room to grow: new government rules for a growing Auckland
More Aucklanders means a successful and vibrant city - more jobs, better retail and services, more exciting things to see and do, and safer, sustainable transport.
Explainer: NZ’s new direction towards more high-density housing in our biggest cities
In Auckland, the NPS-UD requires the council to enable greater housing density. Read what this means for our region here.
10 things you need to know about new housing rules in Auckland
From 18 August 2022, Auckland Council is asking for submissions on proposed changes to the city’s planning rule book – the Auckland Unitary Plan – to allow for more housing at greater heights and density.
New housing rules: The big changes for Auckland
We’re shining a light on the stronger role central government has taken in planning for how Auckland must grow by introducing new rules for greater housing density across our city.
Why growth is good for all of us
Increasing our housing density to meet our growing population is the smartest solution to meeting not only today’s housing demands, but also the needs of future generations.
10 steps for deciding how Auckland grows
An overview of the key steps to implementing government’s new housing density rules in Auckland.