The plan is a 'living plan' that will evolve to address emerging or changing issues, as well as reflect updated data and evidence. As local, national and international conditions and circumstances change and affect Auckland, the Auckland Plan will need to adapt. This approach of a 'living plan' will not change the strategic direction, but will allow it to remain current and relevant.
New and revised data, links to new government or Auckland-based policy, and examples of delivery programmes and innovative projects will be added to this page in regular updates so that it remains up to date and relevant.
November 2018 update
This first update covers:
- central government reform relevant to directions in the plan
- updates to the plan to reflect new sets of information and data
- a new baseline measures report
- changes to the plan in response to feedback.
Central government reform relevant to the plan
Recent central government reforms and initiatives related to housing indicate the Auckland Plan 2050 is providing a strong strategic direction for advocacy.
Homes and Places outcome
Reform of the Residential Tenancies Act 1986
The proposed reforms, released for feedback in August 2018, are designed to improve security and stability for tenants. They maintain adequate protection of landlords’ interests. The reform also sets out to improve quality standards of boarding houses. The proposals are consistent with the Homes and Places outcome which recognises the reality of renting for many Aucklanders and the need for security of tenure.
In particular, the proposals are consistent with
Homes and Places - Focus area 2: Increase security of tenure and broaden the range of tenure models, particularly for those most in need.
Healthy Homes Standards
The Ministry of Housing and Urban Development released the Healthy Homes Standards discussion document in September. It proposed changes to raise minimum quality standards for rental homes. This proposal would ensure that rental homes are warm and dry. This is consistent with the intent of the Homes and Places outcome which recognises the need to increase the quality of existing rental homes. In particular, this is consistent with:
Data and evidence updates
Belonging and Participation outcome
The plan includes data from the Quality of Life survey which measures the perceptions of over 7,000 New Zealanders by council area. The results of the 2018 Quality of Life survey have been released recently and updated in the plan.
Belonging and participation outcome - Direction 1: Foster an inclusive Auckland where everyone belongs uses data from this survey. These updates are shown below.