NZ Urban Development news from the media | 17 October 2023 | Aucklanders strongly support city’s future growth strategy


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Aucklanders strongly support city’s future growth strategy

Aucklanders have backed Auckland Council’s draft strategy for how the city should grow over the next 30 years with more than 10,000 giving feedback.

The Future Development Strategy is the council’s 30-year plan to make sure homes, jobs and infrastructure are built in the right places, at the right time, to accommodate an expected half a million more people. It also addresses protecting our environment and building resilience to natural hazards and climate change while making the best use of limited funding for infrastructure.

Public consultation ran from 6 June – 31 July and results released today come from responses from 8,552 Aucklanders, 256 organisations including many developers and 1,275 pro-forma campaigns.

Chair of the Planning, Environment and Parks Committee, Councillor Richard Hills says public feedback results show 66 per cent of individual responses support focusing growth in existing urban areas, with other proposals gaining even stronger support.

Te Hono: Additional funding secured to enable

Recently, Te Hono faced a funding challenge due to rising construction costs.

However, Auckland Council's Governing Body voted on 28 September 2023 to reallocate $15 million from the planned Whau Aquatic and Recreation Centre development budget to ensure Te Hono's future. 

Eke Panuku will oversee the construction of the upgraded town square and outdoor areas adjacent to Te Hono, with their own confirmed funding, adding to the positive outlook for the area.

Auckland Council monthly housing update, October 2023

October highlights:

  • 1142 dwellings were consented in August 2023.
  • In the year ending August 2023, 18,003 dwellings were consented in the region.
  • 30 per cent of new dwellings consented in August 2023 were houses, 6 per cent were apartments and 65 per cent were townhouses, flats, units, retirement village units, or other types of attached dwellings.
  • 85 dwellings were consented on Kāinga Ora or Tāmaki Regeneration Company owned land in August 2023.
  • 1095 dwellings consented in August 2023 were inside the RUB. Over the past 12 months, 95 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 August 2023.
  • 144 dwellings were within hazard zones in August 2023, accounting for 13 per cent of total dwellings consented. Over the past 12 months, 14 per cent of new dwellings were consented within a hazard zone.
  • 1497 dwellings were ‘completed’ by having a Code Compliance Certificate (CCC) issued in August 2023.

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