Auckland Unitary Plan

13 Apr 16, 12:18pm
Key, English reject calls for new demand side measures to cool Auckland housing after shock surge in March; Govt continuing on with current supply-side strategy
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28 Mar 16, 6:05pm
Auckland 2040, which opposed Council 'up-zoning' in Unitary Plan, sees no long term housing capacity problem in Auckland; prefers intensification in town centres; prefers suburban areas remain single level
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28 Feb 16, 5:02am
Bernard Hickey describes how a few hundred Auckland home-owners were able to knee-cap the aspirations of generations of renters and strangle New Zealand's economic growth potential in a couple of meetings
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24 Feb 16, 8:08pm
Auckland Council decides to withdraw 'up-zoned' version of Unitary Plan from Independent Hearing Panel process; Councillors vote 13-8 to pull new 'denser' maps from Unitary Plan process; young renters pitted against old property owners in 6 hour meeting
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24 Feb 16, 11:08am
Auckland's housing market could be developing a split personality as the market eases at the top and price pressures increase at the bottom
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18 Feb 16, 7:40pm
Housing and Building Minister quizzed in Parliament over revolt within Auckland Council against housing intensification; says supports intensification in leafy Eastern and Northern Suburbs; Key keener on intensification in CBD, West Auckland
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16 Feb 16, 1:44pm
Minister calls on Auckland Council to 'stay the course' on building 'up and out'; says Council needs to deliver Unitary Plan before expiry of Special Housing Areas in Sept 2016; Key more equivocal; sees intensification in CBD, West Auckland
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15 Feb 16, 3:30pm
Auckland Councillors wobble on intensification plan; Major plank of Govt's housing supply strategy under threat; National supporters sabotaging plan; Property Council accuses Baby Boomer Councillors of locking out next generation
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19 Dec 15, 5:02am
Auckland Council proposes to open up the pricey coastal suburbs of Orakei & Westmere to more housing intensification, yet leave the villas of Ponsonby & Herne Bay in their glory
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17 Dec 15, 7:58pm
Auckland Council releases maps proposing new more dense housing developments on public transport routes & near town centres; hopes it can close shortfall of up to 100k houses on previous zoning rules
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29 Sep 15, 5:20pm
English bemoans effects of Council planning and infrastructure decisions on housing affordability and inequality; wants more clarity for Councils on infrastructure incentives
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27 Jul 15, 10:10am
PM rules out ban on foreign buyers of property due to FTAs and TPP, but says Govt considering land tax on foreign buyers or stamp duty; Unitary Plan modelling suggests massive housing supply shortfall
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23 Jun 15, 1:58pm
English says hopes final Unitary Plan will allow Auckland to meet its housing growth needs from both greenfields and densification on brownfields land
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17 Jun 15, 9:46am
RBNZ to watch from sideline if banks loosen LVR restrictions for Auckland apartment buyers
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5 Mar 15, 10:15am
Smith says Govt planning new regulatory intervention in Auckland; says tough decisions needed on Heritage overlays restricting supply
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16 Jan 15, 4:32pm
The Property Council blasts the proposed Auckland Unitary Plan, says politicians need to stop dithering
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28 Jul 14, 11:11am
More apartments the solution as Auckland house prices reach 'frightening' levels, says Harcourts chief
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1 Jul 14, 12:23pm
The Property Council blasts Auckland's NIMBYs, backs high rise development
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22 Jun 14, 8:00am
Bernard Hickey argues everyone in the entire economy should care when the Grey Lynn Residents Association blocks the development of a new apartment block on Great North Rd
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17 Jun 14, 5:03pm
English, Smith and Adams call on Aucklanders to push council to open up more land; tell NIMBYs to do what's right for economy and allow development
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