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Remaining urban area progress

While much of Auckland's growth is anticipated to occur in the nodes and development areas, some growth will take place in the remaining existing urban area. Specifically, Auckland's network of centres and strategic transport corridors play an essential role in accommodating both population and employment growth.

The remaining existing urban area includes all areas in the existing urban area that are not included in a node or development area.

More detailed information on the remaining existing urban area can be found in the 'Change in the existing urban area' section of the Development Strategy.

Highlights in the remaining existing urban area in the 2020/2021

  • 8258 dwellings were consented, which is a 25 per cent increase from the previous reporting year. This is 53 per cent of dwellings consented in the existing urban area.
  • 57 per cent of dwellings consented were more intensive typologies (apartment and townhouses etc.).

Dwelling typology

Collectively, more intensive housing (apartments and townhouses etc.) made up 57 per cent of dwelling consents issued in the remaining existing urban area in 2020/2021.

This is an increase from 45 per cent in the previous reporting year.

Dwellings consented in the remaining existing urban area, by dwelling type, 1 July 2020 – 30 June 2021

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