Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan

The Unitary Plan process

Unitary Plan timeline

  • Mar-May 2013
    11-week public consultation on draft Unitary Plan
  • Sep 2013-Feb 2014
    Notification of Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan submission period
  • 11 Jun - 22 Jul 2014
    Notification of Summary of Decisions Requested report, further submissions process
  • Sep 2014-May 2016
    Hearings
  • 18 May 2016
    Council received recommendations on designations from Independent Hearings Panel
  • 22 Jul 2016
    Council received all remaining recommendations from Independent Hearings Panel
  • 19 Aug 2016
    Notification of Auckland Council decisions and decisions version of plan and maps
  • 16 Sep 2016
    Appeal period closes, but not for all designation appeals
  • 30 Sep 2016
    Appeal period closes for Environment Court appeals on council designations
  • 17 Oct 2016
    Decisions on non-council designations notified
  • 14 Nov 2016
    Appeal period closes for High Court appeals on non-council designations
  • 15 Nov 2016
    Auckland Unitary Plan Operative in part
  • 29 Nov 2016
    Appeal period closes for Environment Court non-council designations
Indicates current position in timeline.

13 May 2016: The Auckland Unitary Plan Independent Hearings Panel (the Panel) completed its hearings.

18 May 2016: The Panel gave Auckland Council the majority of its recommendations on the designations topic.

22 July 2016: The Panel gave Auckland Council the rest of its recommendations on the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan. The council had 20 working days to consider and make decisions on the recommendations.

22 July 2016: The office of the Independent Hearings Panel closed.

27 July 2016: The recommendations were available on the website. You can read:

19 August 2016: Auckand Council publicly notified its decisions and decisions version of the PAUP. The council also notified other requiring authorities of its recommendations on their designations.

16 September 2016: Appeal period closed, but not for all designations.

17 October 2016: Requiring authorities' decision on their designations notified. See Requiring authorities' decisions on designations.

8 November 2016: Public notice placed in the New Zealand Herald notifying that the Auckland Unitary Plan would become 'Operative in Part' on Tuesday 15 November 2016.

15 November 2016: The Unitary Plan became Operative in part.

29 November 2016: The appeal period for designations closed.

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