Auckland Unitary Plan

Unitary Plan modifications

On this page you will find a record of modifications that have been identified since the Auckland Unitary Plan became operative in part on 15 November 2016.

Modification schedule (PDF 68KB)


Notices of requirement to designate land (NoR)

A notice of requirement is an interim notice that protects land for a designated purpose until the designation is final. It is most often a public consultation but can be limited if appropriate.

A designation is a planning technique used by requiring authorities. These can be:

  • Ministers of the Crown
  • local authorities i.e. Auckland Council
  • network utilities.

NoR 1: AMETI Stage 2A

NoR 2: City Rail Link Designation 1714 and KiwiRail designation 6300

NoR 3: City Rail Sub Strata

NoR 4: 11 Scott Road, Hobsonville


Other plan updates

Some changes to the Unitary Plan don't need public consultation. These include:

  • Clause 20A - errata
  • Non-notified alterations to designations
  • Withdrawal of designations - partial or in full
  • Central Government directions e.g. change of legislation
  • Special Housing Areas

Plan updated: 14 December 2016

Plan updated: 10 January 2017

Plan updated: 10 March 2017

Plan updated: 24 March 2017


Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) call in

The EPA manages the decision-making process for proposals of national significance under the Resource Management Act 1991. Major roading projects and wind farms are examples of large infrastructure or public works projects that may be nationally significant proposals.

East West Link

Northern Corridor Improvements

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