Skip to main content
COVID-19 Alert Level 3

At Alert Level 3: Step 1 you can travel throughout Auckland for exercise and recreation outdoors. Our early childhood centres are open for enrolled children only.

Customer-facing facilities like leisure centres, community venues, customer service centres and libraries will remain closed until further notice. Essential services will continue.

Wear a face covering, use the NZ COVID Tracer app, maintain a 2m physical distance, wash your hands, and stay home if you are sick.

For the information about council services and closures, visit the COVID-19 section

To learn more about Auckland Council's response to COVID-19, visit OurAuckland


Water restrictions in Auckland - Water restrictions are in effect across the Auckland region. Learn more

Te Rōpū Kaitohutohu Mahi Hoahoa ā-Tāone o Tāmaki Makaurau

Auckland Urban Design Panel

The Auckland Urban Design panel provides independent design review of significant projects across the region.

Role of the panel

The Auckland Urban Design Panel (AUDP) plays a key role in improving the quality of the built environment across the Auckland region.

The role of the panel is to:

  • provide independent urban design advice to promote good design and a quality environment
  • provide pre-application advice to developers and council representatives on private and public developments
  • provide urban design advice to us on large or controversial council-initiated projects
  • provide advice to us on any proposed policy and statutory tools that have an urban design impact.

The panel is an independent advisory body and does not have statutory decision-making powers.

Planning applications and/or proposals include recommendations from the panel in an urban design report. The delegated council officers or the planning commissioners appointed will consider the application.

The applicant can decide whether they would like the panel review outcome released to the public or held in confidence.

AUDP on the Auckland Design Manual website

AUDP website