A first for Auckland
For the first time in our history, we have a shared vision - to be the world’s most liveable city - and a single plan to deliver this vision for all of Auckland and its people.
The Auckland Plan will guide Auckland’s future over the next 30 years and tackle issues such as:
- transport and housing shortages
- giving children and young people a better start
- creating more jobs
- protecting the environment.
The Auckland Plan was adopted by the council in March 2012.
The Auckland Plan in action
Auckland Council has approved the first stage of a Housing Action Plan to tackle the housing supply and affordability crisis in Auckland.
The solution is beyond the means of the council alone, so we are initiating new tools to help the housing sector respond to the urgent need.
The council’s commercial property arm, Auckland Council Properties Ltd (ACPL), is already working on housing projects with external partners, acquiring and selling land on flexible terms to encourage development.
The full document is available in PDF format:
Housing Action Plan - Stage 1(PDF 580KB)
For more information, see our housing and land supply FAQs, or view chapter 11 of the Auckland Plan.
Housing and Land Supply FAQs (PDF 234KB)
The Auckland Plan - Chapter 11
Metropolitan Greenfields analysis
Auckland Council has published a short analysis of metropolitan greenfields development, provided by Land Solutions Ltd.
Commenting on the report, David Clelland, Manager Spatial & Infrastructure Strategy, said:
"This report reinforces the Council's assessment that, in addition to the importance of adequate land supply, which council is actively addressing, other factors such as infrastructure, finance, and developers' risk management affect development activity.
"The report highlights a number of practical constraints to the development of infrastructure required to service greenfields land. It is a reminder that greenfields supply is not a quick fix to Auckland's housing supply challenges, which is why we need a comprehensive approach including a range of appropriate brownfields development."
The analysis covers the majority of areas for potential greenfields development in Auckland but is not a comprehensive list. Council is carrying out a more complete analysis in consultation with developers and will use the findings in the Land Solutions report as one of the inputs.
Auckland Council will conduct an assessment of the report before discussing it further with Land Solutions Ltd.
Metropolitan Greenfields Analysis Report (PDF 1.3MB)
City Rail Link
The City Rail Link (CRL) will link to the existing rail system to support economic and population growth.
Submissions on the application to designate land to build and operate the CRL closed on Tuesday 19 March 2013, and we anticipate that hearings will be held in the third quarter of 2013.
For more information, read about the City Rail Link on the City Centre Masterplan web page.
The Unitary Plan
The Unitary Plan will be the rulebook that shapes the way Auckland grows. It will set out what can be built and where, in order to create a higher quality and more compact Auckland while still providing for rural activities and maintaining the marine environment.
The public can make submissions on the draft Unitary Plan until the end of May 2013. In September 2013, the council will make a decision on public notification and formal consultation on the completed Unitary Plan.
For more information, read about The Unitary Plan on our website.
The Southern Initiative
The Southern Initiative will focus on South Auckland and is designed to improve:
- educational achievement
- economic development
- job growth
- public transport
- social conditions.
The Southern Initiative is being developed in partnership with government agencies, the local community and other key stakeholders.
A map of the initiative can be viewed below:
Auckland Plan map 1.3 - The Southern Initiative (PDF 13.7MB)
The Tāmaki Redevelopment Company is New Zealand’s first urban redevelopment company. It is jointly owned by central government and Auckland Council.
Its aim is to transform Tāmaki (including Glen Innes, Point England and Panmure) over the next 20-25 years.
This will be done through co-ordinated economic, social, and housing initiatives to improve education, employment, health, safety and the environment.
Local community, government, businesses, educational institutions, social agencies, developers and financiers will work in collaboration to achieve a common vision.
For more information, see chapter 11 of the Auckland Plan.
Auckland Plan implementation update
This is the first annual implementation update of the Auckland Plan. The update is a reporting process in addition to council’s own statutory reporting requirements. The main purpose of this report is to ensure that we are on track to deliver the Auckland Plan.
The challenge for successful implementation will be to ensure that all key stakeholders have:
- a clear understanding of what the Auckland Plan means for them and the role they will be expected to play in its success
- human and financial resources to deliver Auckland Plan outcomes.
The update provides a baseline for future updates and guidance on key focus areas for the year ahead.
Auckland Plan - Annual implementation update 2012 (PDF 4.1MB)
The Auckland Plan is supported by: