Housing supply and special housing areas

Auckland Housing Accord

As part of the plan to help combat Auckland’s housing crisis, the Auckland Housing Accord aims to accelerate delivery of housing across the city. The Accord uses the Auckland Unitary Plan as a guide, and it’s expected that around 39,000 new homes and sections will be consented during a three year period.

Auckland Council approved the Auckland Housing Accord in September 2013. Through the accord, Special Housing Areas (SHAs) are currently being identified for fast-track development. We will put in place special consenting and approval processes and set requirements for affordable housing in these areas.

A joint central government and Auckland Council working group has been set up to advance the implementation of the accord.

This working group meets regularly to align work programmes and to agree joint action to improve housing supply and affordability.

The accord is supported by the Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas (HASHA) legislation.

In December 2013, Christchurch City, Wellington City, Hutt City, Upper Hutt City, Porirua, Kapiti, Tauranga and Western Bay of Plenty were added to this legislation.

View the Auckland Housing Accord (PDF 326KB).

 Auckland wide

March 2015

April 2015

From previous month

From last year

New dwellings consented

 756

 912

 +21%

 +31%

New resource consents for subdivisions

 112

 110

 -2%

 +24%

New water connections

 430

 379

 -12%

 -1.8%

April 2015

May 2015

From previous month

From last year

New parcels created

 540

 663

 +23%

 +11%

Watch a piece on the Auckland Housing Accord from TV3's The Nation:

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