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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.

Status

Notified on 18 August 2022.

Submissions close on 29 September 2022.

Summary of Decisions Requested notified on 5 December 2022.

Independent Hearings Panel pauses some hearings in response to council’s request (PDF 104KB).  See 19 May 2023 minutes (PDF 331KB).

See the National Policy Statement on Urban Development (NPS-UD) independent hearings webpage.

Hearings - For more information, see the NPS-UD Hearing Documents.

Errata to the Summary of Decisions Requested notified on 12 December 2022.

Further submissions period extended and has now closed midnight 20 January 2023.

Errata (missed submission points) to the Summary of Decisions Requested notified on 16 January 2023.

Opportunity to lodge a Further submission to those missed submission points notified on 16 January 2023 closes at midnight on 30 January 2023.

Errata (missed/ incorrect submission points) to the Summary of Decisions Requested notified on 23 January 2023.

Opportunity to lodge a Further submission to those missed/ incorrect submission points notified on 23 January 2023 closed at midnight on 7 February 2023.

Errata (missed submission points) to the Summary of Decisions Requested notified on 27 February 2023.

Opportunity to lodge a Further submission to those missed submission points notified on 27 February 2023 closed at midnight on 13 March 2023.

Errata (missed submission points) to the Summary of Decisions Requested notified on 3 March 2023.

Opportunity to lodge a Further submission to those missed submission points notified on 3 March 2023 closed at midnight on 17 March 2023.

Errata (late submission waiver granted) to the summary of decisions requested document notified on 21 August 2023.

Opportunity to lodge a Further submission to those submission points notified on 21 August 2023 closed at midnight on 4 September 2023.


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.

Friend of the submitter

We understand that RMA processes can be a little daunting, so we have appointed a 'Friend of Submitter' who is an independent advisor to help submitters.

The Friend of the submitter can help explain the process, advise you on lodging your further submission, how to express your views, and what to do after lodging your further submission.

This service is available throughout the further submission period and in the lead-up to the hearings.

To contact the Friend of the Submitter for assistance please email friendofsubmitter@aecom.com or phone 021 349 521.

There is no cost for this service.

Further submission report

The Further submissions report is sorted by:
  • original submission number
  • further submission number.
This report includes:
  • the summary of decisions requested in submissions to Plan Change 78
  • any further submission in support or opposition.
 

Plan change documents

Updated combined summary of all decisions requested (at 20 Feb 2024) and further submission report (at 21 Feb 2024) including reallocated topics

Errata (late submission waiver granted) to the summary of decisions requested document – 21 August 2023

Further submission report documents

Errata (missed submission points) to the summary of decisions requested document – 3 March 2023

Errata (missed submission points) to the summary of decisions requested document – 27 February 2023

Errata (missed/ incorrect submission points)  to the summary of decisions requested document – 23 January 2023

Errata (missed submission points) to the summary of decisions requested document – 16 January 2023

Errata to the summary of decisions requested document – 12 December 2022

Notification of summary of decisions requested (SDR) documents – please refer to Combined summary of all decisions requested (at 30 Oct 2023 including reallocated topics) (PDF)

Information documents

Notification documents

PC78 Section 32 landscape report by Stephen Brown- as directed by IHP 21 April 2023

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