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About the plan change

​This proposed plan change responds to the government’s National Policy Statement on Urban Development 2020 (amended in 2022) and requirements of the Resource Management Act. These mean the council must:

  • enable more development in the city centre and at least six-storey buildings within walkable catchments from the edge of the City Centre, Metropolitan Centres and Rapid Transit Stops
  • enable development in and around neighbourhood, local and town centres
  • incorporate Medium Density Residential Standards that enable three storey housing in relevant residential zones in urban Auckland
  • implement qualifying matters to reduce the height and density of development required by the RMA to the extent necessary to accommodate a feature or value that means full intensification is not appropriate.
PC 78 Explanatory Note.pdf


Notified on 18 August 2022.

Submissions close on 29 September 2022.

Variations proposed alongside PC 78

We are required to incorporate medium density residential standards that enable three storey housing in residential areas for plan changes that were not completed by 18 August 2022.  These variations will be processed alongside PC 78.  Find out more information on Variations 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5.

Additional plan changes proposed

We are proposing additional plan changes to the regional policy statement, for transportation, and for the scheduling of historic heritage and notable trees.  Find out more information on Plan Changes 79, 80, 81, 82 and 83.

Plan change documents

Notification documents

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