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Growing Together

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.

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Growing Together 18 Aug 2022

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.

Growing Together 9 Jan 2023

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.

Growing Together 14 Feb 2022

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. 

Growing Together 14 Feb 2022

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.

Growing Together 14 Mar 2022

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.

Growing Together 4 Apr 2022

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.

Growing Together 15 Mar 2022

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.

Growing Together 14 Mar 2022

10 steps for deciding how Auckland grows

An overview of the key steps to implementing government’s new housing density rules in Auckland.