Minimum car parking rules removed
Auckland Council has today, 11 February 2022, amended the Auckland Unitary Plan to remove minimum car parking requirements for developments across the city, as directed by central government.
The government has changed how councils nationwide can provide for on-site car parking, one of a number of new requirements set out in its National Policy Statement on Urban Development (NPSUD).
The NPSUD directs all New Zealand councils to remove minimum car parking rules from their planning documents by 20 February 2022, except for accessible, or mobility, car parking which councils can still require.
John Duguid, General Manager Plans and Places, says the council is required by law to implement the NPSUD.