The Unitary Plan will help Auckland meet its economic and housing needs by determining:
- what can be built and where
- how to create a higher quality and more compact Auckland
- how to provide for rural activities
- how to maintain the marine environment.
The Unitary Plan replaces:
- the former Regional Policy Statement
- 12 district and regional plans.
The Unitary Plan does not replace the Auckland Council District Plan Hauraki Gulf Islands Section - Operative 2013.