Growth is enabled throughout most of Auckland's urban footprint. However, much of it is expected to be concentrated in development areas and future urban areas.
Growth in these areas is expected to require substantial investment in infrastructure and services over a sustained period of time.
Development areas are specific locations that are expected to undergo a significant amount of housing and business growth in the next 30 years.
Planning and investment will be targeted and prioritised to these areas where the greatest development capacity is taken up.
The timeframes for the development areas indicate when development is likely to happen at scale.
This estimated timing is based on market attractiveness, major committed or planned projects (refer to table below and infrastructure section), or each area's capacity to accommodate additional growth.
Development areas may require further planning and investment in
amenity and community facilities, as growth occurs, to cater for the greater number of people living there.
This support is likely to continue over the medium to long term and, in many cases, beyond the timeframes indicated in the table below.