Built environment:

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Our approach to planning and growth

​Action area B1. Ensure our approach to planning and growth aligns with low carbon, resilient outcomes

  • Review provisions in the Auckland Unitary Plan (AUP) from a climate and natural hazards perspective and use this to inform the statutory review of the AUP and future plan changes.
  • Ensure growth modelling assesses the impacts of different growth scenarios on climate change mitigation and adaptation.
  • Review and update growth modelling criteria in line with the latest climate evidence, knowledge and projections.
  • Collaborate to ensure climate change mitigation and adaptation is a priority in national planning legislation.
  • Maintain and uphold a quality compact urban form approach as outlined in the Auckland Development Strategy.
  • Review the implementation of the approach to ensure that opportunities for low carbon, resilient development are being realised.
  • Develop masterplans that demonstrate and promote the opportunity for zero carbon, transit-oriented developments that build climate resilience.
  • Develop Auckland Council requirements and guidance for development with known natural hazard risks and formalise the approach to consenting and vesting of at-risk assets .
  • Investigate mechanisms to improve consenting for projects that reduce and manage natural hazards and develop a natural hazard management toolbox for regulatory staff.

Drawing of a house, car, apartment buildings, two people riding bikes next to a building with a green roof and trees.