NZ Urban Development news from the media | 17 August 2021 | New Avondale library, community hub and town square design confirmed


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New Avondale library, community hub and town square design confirmed

A new library, community hub and town square for Avondale is on track to be built in 2023, after the Whau Local Board approved finalised concept designs in June. The decision came after community input into the design, which was enacted through public consultation in April-May.

Eke Panuku Development Auckland and Auckland Council are working together to deliver on this project. Completion of the developed design is anticipated in 2022.

Auckland Council agrees approach to city-wide intensification

Auckland Council’s Planning Committee has agreed to a preliminary approach to enable more higher-density buildings of at least two to three storeys in areas across the city with good public transport links and walking and cycling options to jobs, key services, and with high housing demands.     

As required by the government’s National Policy Statement on Urban Development (NPS-UD), all ‘tier one’ councils across New Zealand must enable building heights and density across their cities to match either the level of active and public transport access a location has to jobs, shops, schools, and other services or the relative (or the highest) demand for housing.

This requirement relates to all locations across urban Auckland outside of the city centre, metropolitan centres and walkable catchments around these centres and rapid transit stops, which are subject to other specific NPS-UD intensification policies.

Auckland Council monthly housing update, August 2021

August highlights:

  • 1910 dwellings were consented in June 2021.
  • In the year ending June 2021, 19,035 dwellings were consented in the region.
  • 32 per cent of new dwellings consented in June 2021 were houses, 20 per cent were apartments and 47 per cent were townhouses, flats, units, retirement village units, or other types of attached dwellings.
  • 218 dwellings were consented on Kāinga Ora or Tāmaki Regeneration Company owned land in June 2021.
  • 1796 dwellings consented in June 2021 were inside the RUB. Over the past 12 months, 94 per cent of new dwellings consented were inside the RUB.
  • 21 per cent of dwellings consented were inside the 1500m walking catchments of the rapid transit network in June 2021.
  • 1532 dwellings were ‘completed’ by having a Code Compliance Certificate (CCC) issued in June 2021.

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