Auckland Unitary Plan

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
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
28 Sep 16, 4:43pm
Auckland building consents could be delayed as appeals against the new Unitary Plan grind their way through the courts
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
16 Sep 16, 3:18pm
Auckland Council says about 30 legal challenges made against Unitary Plan decisions as deadline nears
9 Sep 16, 9:40am
The Reserve Bank's 40% deposit rule for investors already seems like yesterday's all eyes are on the proposed debt-to-income ratios
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
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
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
19 Aug 16, 6:46pm
Auckland Council's 'decision version' of the Unitary Plan, including maps, notified and open to appeal through the court
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
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
8 Aug 16, 5:34pm
Auckland Council staff suggest Councillors reject 14 recommendations made by the expert hearings panel on the Unitary Plan
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
5 Aug 16, 10:34am
Andrew Campbell on the climate crisis, urban design, low incomes, making the Olympics work financially, Pokemon Go, Dilbert & more
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
30 Jul 16, 5:02am
Rarely used land tax rule could catch gains from sales of land rezoned in the Unitary Plan
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
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
28 Jul 16, 3:02pm
Self proclaimed urban planning tragic Matthew Paetz looks at the key rules for intensification in the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan


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