The Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan has an essential role to play in Auckland’s future economic growth. By enabling a more attractive, efficient and compact city, it aims to help Auckland secure long-term growth and create more jobs in a range of ways. These include: helping drive innovation through clustering; making public transport and other infrastructure ... Read more
Aucklanders have already played a major role in creating the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan. More than 21,000 people had their say on the March 2013 draft, and this followed the 15,000 who helped create the Auckland Plan and the vision to become the world’s most liveable city.
Turning that vision into reality means creating stronger and better connected communities, while looking after what already makes Auckland special. It means making our centres better places to be, with more jobs, better transport and leisure facilities and a greater choice of homes, while making the most of major investments, such as the City Rail Link. It also means maintaining our coastal areas, improving the health of our rivers, streams and harbours and keeping our rural land productive.
The unitary plan aims to get that balance right, by setting out what can be built and where.
With the proposed plan now notified, it has entered the formal submissions phase. Go to www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/unitaryplan to find out more, view the e-plan and make a submission.
The Mayor says the latest census information shows that Auckland is taking big steps towards becoming a globally competitive city. “The Census data paints a picture of a dynamic and diverse city that is more ready than ever to compete to compete globally,” says Len Brown. “Aucklanders are better educated, more connected digitally and more ... Read more
By Brent Toderian & Darren Davis After six packed days working with staff from Auckland Council and Auckland Transport last month, it was very clear to our international urbanism consultant, and co-author of this article Brent Toderian, that there are a lot of great things happening in Auckland city-making! From a growing shared streets and ... Read more
Owners of pre-1944 houses and buildings are being reminded to check new rules before making plans for demolition or removal. While most rules in the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan do not yet apply, some relating to heritage protection and the environment immediately apply following notification of the plan on 30 September. A provision preventing unconsented ... Read more
A public survey has revealed the strongest support (84%) for the Auckland Unitary Plan relates to its protection of the natural environment, including open spaces, the countryside and coastal areas. After the environment, top priorities for Aucklanders in the Unitary Plan are better design in our buildings and places (80% support) and protecting our ... Read more