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Nodes progress

What are nodes?

Nodes are major growth areas critical to accommodating a high concentration of residential and employment development.

Each node is based around a significant centre and serves a large catchment. They encompass surrounding employment and high- density residential areas.

Over time, nodes will offer a broad range of business and employment activity, civic services, efficient transport links and residential options.

Auckland’s urban nodes are the City Centre, Manukau, Westgate, and Albany. Together with the rural nodes of Warkworth and Pukekohe, they form the multi-nodal model Auckland is moving toward.

Highlights in the urban nodes for the 2020/2021 reporting year

  • A total of 1420 dwellings consented in the urban nodes which is a 5 per cent increase from the previous reporting year - this is 9 per cent of dwellings consent in the existing urban area.
  • The city centre had the most dwellings consented.
  • Collectively, apartments and townhouses made up 85 per cent of all dwellings consented in urban nodes.
  • A total of 381 dwellings were consented in the rural nodes, which is a 46 per cent increase from the previous reporting year.

Nodes breakdown

A total of 1,420 dwellings were consented in Auckland’s urban nodes in 2020/2021.

The City Centre and the Westgate nodes together accounted for over half of all the dwellings consented across the urban nodes. 

Dwellings consented, by urban node, 1 July 2020 - 30 June 2021

​Urban node

Number of dwellings

consented 2020/2021

​City Centre 606
​Albany ​227
​Westgate ​418
Manukau 169
​Total 1,420

​Dwelling typology

Collectively, more intensive housing such as apartments and townhouses etc. made up 85 per cent of dwellings consented in urban nodes compared with 15 per cent for houses.

This indicates that consented development in these locations is typically denser, which is consistent with the quality compact approach outlined in the Development Strategy.

Dwellings consented by type, Nodes, 1 July 2020 – 30 June 2021

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