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.

The 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 28 Mar 2022

Have Your Say

Auckland Council is seeking feedback on several proposed changes to the Auckland Unitary Plan. You can have your say from Tuesday 19 April until Monday 9 May 2022.

Development 23 Mar 2022

There’s more than one way to intensify Auckland

With huge population growth forecast for Auckland in the coming decades, it’s time for the city to build infrastructure to match. But how do we create this new infrastructure on top of what’s already here?

Growing Together 15 Mar 2022

Resilience and resourcefulness; hallmarks of a building industry navigating a boom

The population of Auckland is fast approaching two million and another one million people are  expected to move here to live and work over the next 30 years. When it’s managed well, growth brings fresh ideas and new possibilities.  

Development 17 Feb 2022

The levers we use to help influence good design

In this Q&A, we ask Lisa Dunshea, Manager Urban Design at Auckland Council, to help us understand the uniqueness of that opportunity and the levers Auckland Council uses to influence good design outcomes for the city. 

Growing Together 15 Feb 2022

Planet and people come first

We sat down with Thomas Le Bas earlier this month and found the charms of Auckland had captured him after just four years here as a city centre resident.

Growing Together 14 Feb 2022

“A concentration of people makes a city an exciting place to be” – Doris de Pont

We asked Doris de Pont for her take on higher density housing. The passionate Aucklander, bike rider and founder and curator of the New Zealand Fashion Museum shared some of her hopes and dreams for Auckland.

Growing Together 14 Feb 2022

Sarid’s postcards to Auckland from Tulancingo and Shanghai

If Sarid Olvera Anzures could design a perfect city she would combine the beaches, harbour and natural beauty of Auckland with the high quality, compact housing and easy living she experienced in Shanghai.

Growing Together 14 Feb 2022

Inside ‘The Auckland Plan 2050’

Auckland has a long-term plan called The Auckland Plan 2050. It is the city’s blueprint which aims to ensure Tāmaki Makaurau grows well, meeting the opportunities and challenges of the future.