This is the second monitoring report on the Auckland Plan 2050 Development Strategy. This report monitors building consents and code of compliance certificates issued for residential dwellings across Auckland. This reporting year covers the period 1 July 2019 to 30 June 2020.
The findings show that in the two years since the Development Strategy was adopted, the pattern of growth and development activity is beginning to deliver a more quality compact city.
While growth has been widespread across Auckland’s urban areas, development activity has increased the most in nodes and development areas, and growth in rural areas has been limited. Across the region, a large proportion of dwellings consented are more intensive housing including apartments and townhouses etc. particularly in nodes and development areas.
Auckland is changing; our city is now growing up instead of just out, the number and location of dwelling consents and completions in 2019/2020 broadly follows the implementation of the quality compact approach and the multi-nodal model in the Development Strategy. The vision of a quality, compact future Auckland is gradually becoming reality.
Some key findings from this monitoring report are:
- 60,670 dwellings were consented in Auckland between 2015/2016 and 2019/2020
- 14,776 dwellings were consented in 2019/2020
- 82 per cent of dwellings consented in 2019/2020 were in the existing urban area. Of dwellings consented within the existing urban area
- 11 per cent were in urban nodes
- 35 per cent were in development areas
- 54 per cent were in the remaining existing urban area
- 11 per cent were in future urban areas
- 7 per cent were in the rural area
- dwelling consents for apartments and townhouses etc. are increasing at a faster rate than consents for standalone houses
- around 85 per cent of dwellings consented in urban nodes, and 69 per cent in development
- areas, were apartments and townhouses etc.
10,778 dwellings were completed with a Code of Compliance Certificate in 2019/2020
over 450,000 square metres (sqm) of business floor space was consented in 2019/2020
most business floor space consented was in light industry zoned areas and the City Centre
of the nodes, the City Centre node had the greatest amount of business floor space consented.
As this is only the second monitoring report on a 30-year strategy, future monitoring and reporting will provide a more comprehensive understanding of ongoing trends and implementation of the Development Strategy.
The Development Strategy anticipates that up to 320,000 additional residential dwellings could be required over the next 30 years. This equates to over 10,000 dwellings a year.
In the second year of implementing the Development Strategy, 14,776 residential dwellings were consented in Auckland, an increase of 744 on the previous reporting year.
In the past 5 years, over 60,000 dwellings have been consented in the Auckland region. An approved dwelling consent represents an intention to build, not a completed dwelling.
Dwellings consented in the Auckland Region, by reporting year (1 July-30 June)
Quality Compact approach
Auckland is taking a quality compact approach to growth and development. This means most growth will take place within the existing urban area; some growth will occur in identified future urban areas and growth in rural areas will be limited.
In 2019/2020, the location of dwellings consented across Auckland indicates that growth is following the quality compact approach. Most growth is taking place in the existing urban area, some growth is occurring in identified future urban areas, and there is limited growth in rural areas.