Auckland Unitary Plan

12 Nov 16, 5:02am
RBNZ concerned range of challenges facing the construction industry will limit high density building and intensification in Auckland
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10 Oct 16, 8:02am
Finance Minister signals significant ramping up of house building on Housing NZ Corp land in Auckland; says Govt will be major provider of "medium density, medium-priced" housing in Auckland; suggests Govt may spend on housing rather than tax cuts
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1 Oct 16, 9:17am
Geoff Simmons wants Auckland to just get on with the Unitary Plan, says there are no loss of 'rights' involved, the 'heritage' claims are a smokescreen, and the delays kneecap tomorrow's heritage
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28 Sep 16, 4:43pm
Auckland building consents could be delayed as appeals against the new Unitary Plan grind their way through the courts
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25 Sep 16, 10:26pm
Country's biggest house builder says Auckland housing crisis requires major Government investment to fund housing, infrastructure; also calls for Council action and for MUDs to be considered; Housing NZ sees scope for 30,000 new Auckland homes
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16 Sep 16, 3:18pm
Auckland Council says about 30 legal challenges made against Unitary Plan decisions as deadline nears
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9 Sep 16, 9:40am
The Reserve Bank's 40% deposit rule for investors already seems like yesterday's news...now all eyes are on the proposed debt-to-income ratios
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6 Sep 16, 2:46pm
The Reserve Bank is indicating that some - unnamed - banks have deliberately tightened internal credit policies by applying a more restrictive approach to LVR rules than necessary
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5 Sep 16, 3:25pm
RBNZ decides to further extend the exemption from LVR rules for newly constructed homes to assist in creation of new housing stock
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28 Aug 16, 5:02am
Bernard Hickey argues a land tax and/or targeted rates would change the expectations of unending tax-free capital gains with low holding costs that is driving a frenzy of land-banking in Auckland
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19 Aug 16, 6:46pm
Auckland Council's 'decision version' of the Unitary Plan, including maps, notified and open to appeal through the court
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15 Aug 16, 3:19pm
Auckland Council says Unitary Plan to provide for more than 400,000 new homes to meet the demands of Auckland’s growth over the next 30 years
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14 Aug 16, 10:35am
Brendon Harre and David Lupton set out the case for more, and more variety of intensive housing options in New Zealand's urban areas
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8 Aug 16, 5:34pm
Auckland Council staff suggest Councillors reject 14 recommendations made by the expert hearings panel on the Unitary Plan
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5 Aug 16, 12:36pm
BNZ's Tony Alexander argues building 422,000 houses in Auckland over 25 years requires a volume of building that previously took 161 years to achieve
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5 Aug 16, 10:34am
Andrew Campbell on the climate crisis, urban design, low incomes, making the Olympics work financially, Pokemon Go, Dilbert & more
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30 Jul 16, 8:43am
Gareth Morgan likes the latest version of the Auckland Unitary Plan, despite some flaws. Now he offers some solutions for the over-stimulated demand
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30 Jul 16, 5:02am
Rarely used land tax rule could catch gains from sales of land rezoned in the Unitary Plan
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29 Jul 16, 2:08pm
'Going up' is not giving Auckland more affordable housing any more. In fact, most 2016 projects are for large and expensive apartments as capacity constraints shift resources
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29 Jul 16, 9:21am
Vic Crone echoes Phil Goff's call for housing densification to be prioritised around transport hubs, emphasises importance of improving transport and using more PPPs
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