The locations of consents for new dwellings in 2017/2018 are mapped for the Auckland urban area by attached and detached dwelling type (Residential building consents issued 1 July 2017 to 30 June 2018). In the first two years of monitoring, consents for attached dwellings were located mainly in the city centre. In the last four years attached housing developments have become far more widespread across the urban area.
A ring pattern of attached housing developments is emerging in the outer isthmus; stretching from Glen Innes in the east through Panmure, Ellerslie, Royal Oak, Mount Albert and into Avondale and New Lynn in the inner west. This largely reflects the zoning pattern in the operative Unitary Plan, which is beginning to translate into development activity on the ground. Several other larger attached housing developments are located in Browns Bay, Takapuna, Manukau and Manurewa, and the greenfield development areas of Hobsonville Point and Long Bay.
Retirement village units made up 6.6 per cent of consented dwellings in 2017/18 with 817 consented dwellings (both attached and detached). This activity category has been shown separately.
Code of Compliance Certificates issued (2017/2018)
At the completion of any consented building work a Code of Compliance Certificate (CCC) is usually issued to certify that the work undertaken complies with the consent. It is not a strict requirement to obtain a CCC, and some building works are completed without a CCC ever having been issued. However, insurers, mortgage lenders and other parties are becoming stricter on those undertaking building work to ensure they obtain a CCC, and so it is becoming a more reliable indicator of actual completions.
Table 3 shows the number of consented dwellings issued with a code of compliance certificate in the year 2017/2018. Of these, 75 per cent (7,053 dwellings) had a CCC issued within two years of building consent being issued, 23 per cent were issued within 3-4 years and the remaining 2 per cent were for works consented more than four years previously.
Table 3: Dwellings with Code of Compliance Certificates issued (completions), 2017/2018
The number of new dwellings consented outside the Rural Urban Boundary (RUB) declined in the year 2017/ 2018 to 872 dwellings, or 7 per cent of all residential dwellings consented in the same time period. Of this, 431 were located in rural zones, with the remainder located in small rural and coastal towns and settlements outside the Rural Urban Boundary.