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Existing urban area progress

Incremental growth will happen across all of Auckland over the next 30 years with most growth focused in the existing urban area. However, some areas are likely to experience significantly more growth than other areas, specifically nodes and development areas.

Highlights in the existing urban area for the 2020/2021

The existing urban area is generally the area of Auckland with live urban zoning at 2016 (excluding live zoned future urban areas).

Highlights in the existing urban area, for the 2020/2021 reporting year, are:

  • a total of 15,620 dwellings were consented, which is a 29 per cent increase from the previous reporting year. This is 82 per cent of Auckland’s total dwellings consented.
  • most growth (79 per cent) occurred through intensification with the balance (21 per cent) in areas not previously developed.
  • 68 per cent of the consented dwellings in the existing urban area were more intensive housing types (e.g apartments and townhouses.).
  • 85 per cent of the consented dwellings with 1500m catchments of train stations and Northern Busway stations were more intensive housing types (e.g apartments and townhouses).

Dwelling typology

Collectively, more intensive housing made up 68 per cent of dwellings consented in the existing urban area.

This is an increase of 10 per cent compared with the previous reporting year and was mainly driven by an increase in townhouses etc. consented in the existing urban area.

This shows the preference for higher intensity dwelling types over standalone housing in existing urban areas is increasing over time.

Dwellings consented in the existing urban area by type

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