Technical publications and research

Capacity for Growth Study

The Capacity for Growth study monitors and reports on residential, business and rural land availability in Auckland.


Capacity for Growth Study 2013 (Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan)

The Capacity for Growth Study 2013 technical reports provide a point-in-time snapshot of the potential capacity for Auckland under the provisions of the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan, as notified on 30 September 2013.

The 2013 study attempts to quantify how much capacity (residential and business) the region has for accommodating growth under the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan.

It measures whether each site has the potential for more development under a selected set of proposed rules. It is not a projection of growth but is an important input for many other projects and models, including growth projections.

The study is presented in two technical reports. The first report, Capacity for growth study 2013 (Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan): methodology and assumptions, (TR2014/009), explains the methodology and assumptions used in the study. 
 
The second report, Capacity for growth study 2013 (Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan): results (TR2014/010), explains the study results. Both report PDFs are available below.

 

Methodology and assumptions


Results


Data tables


Maps


Series 1

Series 2

Albert-Eden (PDF 3.7MB) Orākei (PDF 3.4MB)
Devonport-Takapuna (PDF 2.3MB) Ōtara-Papatoetoe (PDF 4.1MB)
Franklin (PDF 15MB) Papakura (PDF 2.5MB)
Great Barrier (PDF 1.1MB) Puketāpapa (PDF 2.2MB)
Henderson-Massey (PDF 4MB) Rodney (PDF 14.2MB)
Hibiscus and Bays (PDF 3.9MB) Upper Harbour (PDF 5.8MB)
Howick (PDF 6.7MB) Waiheke (PDF 3.5MB)
Kaipātiki (PDF 3.1MB) Waitākere Ranges (PDF 4.6MB)
Māngere-Ōtāhuhu (PDF 3.2MB) Waitematā (PDF 2.2MB)
Manurewa (PDF 2.7MB) Whau (PDF 3.8MB)
Maungakiekie-Tāmaki (PDF 4.5MB)

Series 3

Series 4

Series 5


Capacity for Growth Study 2012

The Capacity for Growth Study 2012 reports provide a point-in-time snapshot of the district plan capacity for Auckland as at May 2012.

The reports reveal the opportunities for growth and development under the operative district plan.

The primary objective of the Capacity for Growth Study 2012 is to determine how much capacity the region has for accommodating residential and business growth under district plan rules.

It measures whether each site has the potential for more development under a selected set of operative rules. It is not a projection of growth but is an important input for many other projects and models, including growth projections.

The study is presented in two technical reports, the first explaining the methodology and assumptions used in the study (TR2013/009) and the second reporting the study results (TR2013/010).

The study's preliminary report, Capacity for Growth Study 2012 working report (WR2012/006) is also included below.

 

Methodology and assumptions


Results


Working report


Maps


Series 1

Series 2

Albert-Eden (PDF 2.9MB) Orākei (PDF 2.8MB)
Devonport-Takapuna (PDF 1.8MB) Ōtara-Papatoetoe (PDF 3.4MB)
Franklin (PDF 13.5MB) Papakura (PDF 2MB)
Great Barrier (PDF 1.1MB) Puketāpapa (PDF 1.9MB)
Henderson-Massey (PDF 3.3MB) Rodney (PDF 13.4MB)
Hibiscus and Bays (PDF 3.3MB) Upper Harbour (PDF 4.7MB)
Howick (PDF 5.3MB) Waiheke (PDF 3.1MB)
Kaipātiki (PDF 2.5MB) Waitākere Ranges (PDF 4.1MB)
Māngere-Ōtāhuhu (PDF 2.7MB) Waitematā (PDF 1.8MB)
Manurewa (PDF 2.2MB) Whau (PDF 2.8MB)
Maungakiekie-Tāmaki (PDF 3.6MB)

Series 3

Series 4

Series 5

For more information on the Capacity for Growth Study 2012 or to discuss how the study and its outputs may assist you, please email the Research, Investigations and Monitoring Unit (RIMU).


Capacity for Growth Study 2006

This report presents the results for residential capacity and business land capacity as two separate sections.

Within each of the sections the results are summarised by geographical area; first as a regional overview and then by the metropolitan area, rural towns and coastal settlements and the rural area (residential capacity only).

The survey results are analysed against recognised issues, for example; for residential capacity this includes a breakdown by housing-type, parcel size, period vacant, patterns of tenure and capacity uptake between 1996 and 2006.

For business land this includes a break down by potential business sector use (Group 1 - Land extensive industrial activities or Group 2 - Land intensive activities), parcel size, location relative to the regional freight network, period vacant and capacity uptake 1996 to 2006.

Methodology


This report is the companion piece to the Capacity for Growth Study 2006 Final Results report March 2010 (TR 2010/014). It details the methodologies and assumptions used in the study.

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