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Auckland Council

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