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Auckland Council

Section 32 report on the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan​

Auckland Council is required to provide a report evaluating the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan, under Section 32 of the Resource Management Act 1991. The report has been notified alongside the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan.

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See the Analysis of Section 32 report produced by the New Zealand Institute of Economic Research:

Analysis of Section 32 report

See also:

Section 32 list of appendices (PDF 147KB)
Glossary of Māori terms (PDF 83KB)

Part 1 - Introduction

Section 32 - Introduction (PDF 748KB)

Part 2 - Topic templates

Parts 2.1-2.10

Urban form land supply (PDF 400KB)
RUB location (PDF 5.7MB)
Residential zones (PDF 723KB)
Business (PDF 1.27MB)
Building heights (PDF 240KB)
Business building form design (PDF 852KB)
Design statements (PDF 150KB)
Sustainable design (PDF 199KB)
Accessory parking (PDF 296KB)
Electricity transmission corridors (PDF 234KB)

Parts 2.11-2.20

Biodiversity (PDF 114KB)
Pre-1944 demolition (PDF 90KB)
Historic heritage (PDF 120KB)
Treaty settlements (PDF 196KB)
Mana whenua cultural heritage (PDF 354KB)
Māori development (PDF 263KB)
Māori land (PDF 248KB)
Māori and natural resources (PDF 263KB)
Landscapes (PDF 171KB)
Conversion of dwellings (PDF 103KB)

Parts 2.21-2.30

Affordable housing (PDF 220KB)
Future Urban zone (PDF 236KB)
Greenfield Urban precinct (PDF 114KB)
Urban stormwater (PDF 620KB)
Freshwater (PDF 176KB)
Flooding (PDF 240KB)
Intermittent streams and margins (PDF 166KB)
Natural hazards (PDF 362KB)
Stock access (PDF 158KB)
Green infrastructure corridor (PDF 92KB)

Parts 2.31-2.40

Earthworks (PDF 158KB)
Mangroves (PDF 116KB)
Moorings (PDF 119KB)
Sewage discharge-boats (PDF 562KB)
Rural subdivision (PDF 384KB)
Reserve management plans (PDF 144KB)
Schools (PDF 127KB)
Non-accessory parking (PDF 304KB) ((PDF 175KB)
Traffic in centres (PDF 129KB)
Cycle parking (PDF 182KB)

Parts 2.41-2.50

Strategic transport corridor (PDF 121KB)
Crossings on arterial roads (PDF 124KB)
Land transport noise (PDF 115KB)
Air quality-major roads (PDF 164KB)
Air quality-heavy industry (PDF 141KB)
City centre precincts (PDF 182KB)
Signs (PDF 113KB)
Trees in streets (PDF 93KB)
Genetically modified organisms (PDF 24KB)
Retirement village (PDF 86KB)

Part 3 - Appendices

3.0 - Introduction

Appendix 3.0.1 - Degrees of intervention/regulation (PDF 200KB)
Appendix 3.0.2 - Regional consistency and local variations (PDF 209KB)
Appendix 3.0.3 - Setting outcomes and managing adverse effects (PDF 362KB)
Appendix 3.0.4 - Description of three types of intervention (PDF 74KB)
Appendix 3.0.5 - Draft list of area planning environments (PDF 3.6MB)
Appendix 3.0.6 - Built environment workstream (PDF 2.3MB)
Appendix 3.0.7 - Natural environment - Issues and approaches paper - report (PDF 768KB)
Appendix 3.0.8 - Natural environment - Issues and approaches paper - issues (PDF 590KB)
Appendix 3.0.9 - Natural environment - Issues and approaches paper - attachments (PDF 2.7MB)
Appendix 3.0.10 - Infrastructure workstream: Issues and approaches (PDF 1.2MB)
Appendix 3.0.11 - Issues and approaches for rural and coastal areas (PDF 513KB)
Appendix 3.0.12 - Issues paper - Heritage, Cultural Commuinty Workstream (PDF 1.3MB)
Appendix 3.0.13 - Issues paper - Treaty of Waitangi (PDF 925KB)
Appendix 3.0.14 - Issues paper - Heritage - report to internal steering group (PDF 1.2MB)
Appendix 3.0.15 - Unitary Plan issues paper - Public open space and recreation (PDF 1.1MB)
Appendix 3.0.16 - Issues paper - Community and social (PDF 661KB)
Appendix 3.0.17 - City centre issue paper – Technical report (PDF 3.5MB)
Appendix 3.0.19 - Unitary Plan structure - report (PDF 386KB)
Appendix 3.0.20 - Unitary Plan structure - Background information for workshop (PDF 139KB)
Appendix 3.0.21 - Draft residential zone - assessment (PDF 1.6MB)
Appendix 3.0.22 - Committee reports and resolutions - proposed structure and development of the AUP (PDF 9.2MB)
Appendix 3.0.23 - Additional information to develop section 1.0 (PDF 227KB)
Appendix 3.0.24 - Template for Section 32 evaluation (PDF 280KB)
Appendix 3.0.25 - RPS monitoring indicators (PDF 125KB)
Appendix 3.0.26 - Exerts from Royal Commission on Auckland governance (PDF 69KB)
Appendix 3.0.27 - Making Auckland Greater - The government's decisions on Auckland governance (PDF 112KB)
Appendix 3.0.29 - RMA - Part 5 - sections 43-77 (PDF 8.3MB)
Appendix 3.0.30 - Resource consents testing questionnaire (PDF 200KB)
Appendix 3.0.31 - Research strategy and priority research areas (PDF 457KB)
Appendix 3.0.32 - Phase One - Engagement summary report (PDF 770KB)
Appendix 3.0.33 - Draft AUP engagement report (PDF 2.1MB)
Appendix 3.0.34 - UP work programme with APC (PDF 18KB)
Appendix 3.0.35 - Local board resolutions (PDF 1.2MB)
Appendix 3.0.36 - Auckland Council LTP - Chapter Nine - Contributions policy (PDF 1.5MB)
Appendix 3.0.37 - Officer analysis of approaches to developing the Unitary Plan (PDF 386KB)
Appendix 3.0.38 - Unitary Plan Civic Forum - October 2012 (PDF 5.5MB)
Appendix 3.0.39 - Review of enhanced engagement to support the Unitary Plan (PDF 1.4MB)

3.1 - Urban form and land supply

Appendix 3.1.1 - Policy Options for Delivering a Quality Compact City (PDF 189KB)
Appendix 3.1.2 - Towards a Preferred Urban Form (PDF 1.3MB)
Appendix 3.1.3 - Planning Reform, Land Release and the Supply of Housing (PDF 292KB)
Appendix 3.1.4 - MfE Urban Technical Advisory Group - Report (PDF 958KB)
Appendix 3.1.5a - AP Scenario Evaluation Workstream (PDF 3.4MB)
Appendix 3.1.5b - AP Scenario Evaluation Workstream - attachment 1 (PDF 6.9MB)
Appendix 3.1.5c - AP Scenario Evaluation Workstream - attachment 2 (PDF 2.4MB)
Appendix 3.1.6 - High-level overview of submissions on Draft AP (PDF 184KB)
Appendix 3.1.7 - New Zealand Productivity Commission Housing Affordability Inquiry (PDF 9.9MB)
Appendix 3.1.8 - The Effectiveness of the Auckland MUL - Ring-fencing Urban Development (PDF 128KB)
Appendix 3.1.9 - The effect of Auckland's MUL on land prices (PDF 1.5MB)
Appendix 3.1.10 - Auckland Unitary Plan - Discussion paper - Transport issues (PDF 9.7MB)
Appendix 3.1.11 - Spatial Determinants of Land Prices (PDF 366KB)
Appendix 3.1.12 - Housing Action Plan Stage 1 (PDF 588KB)
Appendix 3.1.13 - Capacity for Growth Study 2012 (PDF 11.8MB)
Appendix 3.1.14 - Improving our resource management systems (PDF 4.6MB)
Appendix 3.1.15 - Performance benchmarking of Australian Business Regulation (PDF 4.0MB)
Appendix 3.1.16 - Future Land Use and Transport Planning Project (PDF 8.9MB)
Appendix 3.1.17 - Auckland Region Housing Market Assessment (PDF 5MB)

3.2 - Rural urban boundary location

Appendix 3.2.1 - Geotechnical Desk Study - North and North-West Auckland Rural Urban Boundary Project (PDF 2.0MB)
Appendix 3.2.2 - Auckland Council North and North West RUB options (PDF 4.0MB)
Appendix 3.2.3 - North and North West Auckland Rural Production (PDF 8.4MB)
Appendix 3.2.4 - RUB (North/North West) Preliminary Landscape Investigation - pages 1-39 (PDF 14MB)
Appendix 3.2.4 - RUB (North/North West) Preliminary Landscape Investigation - pages 40-41 (PDF 13.2MB)
Appendix 3.2.4 - RUB (North/North West) Preliminary Landscape Investigation - page 42 (PDF 14.7MB)
Appendix 3.2.4 - RUB (North/North West) Preliminary Landscape Investigation - pages 43-44 (PDF 11.7MB)
Appendix 3.2.4 - RUB (North/North West) Preliminary Landscape Investigation - page 45 (PDF 12.3MB)
Appendix 3.2.4 - RUB (North/North West) Preliminary Landscape Investigation - pages 46-47 (PDF 13MB)
Appendix 3.2.4 - RUB (North/North West) Preliminary Landscape Investigation - page 48 (PDF 9.3MB)
Appendix 3.2.5 - North and West RUB receiving environments (PDF 1.3MB)
Appendix 3.2.6 - Draft Area Plan - Hibiscus and Bays Local Board (PDF 9.8MB)
Appendix 3.2.7 - Draft Silverdale West Structure Plan (PDF 5.2MB)
Appendix 3.2.8 - FDC - Paerata South Contamination Study - pages 1-28 (PDF 10.2MB)
Appendix 3.2.8 - FDC - Paerata South Contamination Study - pages 29-244 (PDF 11.3MB)
Appendix 3.2.9 - Southeastern Manukau Harbour / Pahurehure Inlet Contaminant Study (PDF 3.6MB)
Appendix 3.2.10 - Karaka RUB Waitemata AquiferRecharge Assessment (PDF 4.2MB)
Appendix 3.2.11 - Franklin District Growth Strategy 2031 (PDF 167KB)
Appendix 3.2.12 - Geotechnical Desk Study - South Auckland RUB Project (PDF 1.7MB)
Appendix 3.2.13 - Southeastern Manukau Harbour / Pahurehure Inlet Contaminant Study (PDF 4.1MB)
Appendix 3.2.14 - Auckland South Rural Production - Greenfields Study Area (PDF 3MB)
Appendix 3.2.15 - RUB South Cultural Heritage Overview Report (PDF 6.1MB)
Appendix 3.2.16 - Urban Planning that Sustains Waterbodies - Case Study (PDF 11MB)
Appendix 3.2.17 - Sea - level rise synthesis for Auckland 2011 (PDF 921KB)
Appendix 3.2.18 - RUB (South) Option Area Landscape Evaluations - pages 1-97 (PDF 11.4MB)
Appendix 3.2.18 - RUB (South) Option Area Landscape Evaluations - pages 98-117 (PDF 11MB)
Appendix 3.2.19 - Draft Cultural Heritage Overview Report - Involvement - Ngati Tamoho Trust response (PDF 756KB)
Appendix 3.2.20 - Future Growth Options and RUB - joint response (PDF 219KB)
Appendix 3.2.21 - Draft Cultural Heritage Overview Report - Involvement - Te Akitai response (PDF 229KB)
Appendix 3.2.22 - Wastewater Servicing Options - Southern Area Growth (PDF 8.0MB)
Appendix 3.2.23 - Assessment of Edge Requests for Inclusion within the RUB (PDF 3.9MB)

3.3 - Residential zones

Appendix 3.3.1 - Resource Management Act 1991 (PDF 205KB)
Appendix 3.3.2 - Local Government Act 2002 (PDF 205KB)
Appendix 3.3.3 - Local Government - Auckland Council - Act 2009 (PDF 76KB)
Appendix 3.3.4 - Residential Tenancies Act 1986 (PDF 229KB)
Appendix 3.3.5 - Unit Titles Act - Reprinted 2011 (PDF 202KB)

3.4 - Business

Appendix 3.4.1 - Case law - centres and commercial activity (PDF 46KB)
Appendix 3.4.2 - Proposed Change 6 Environment Court Evidence of John Mackay for ARC (PDF 4.5MB)
Appendix 3.4.3 - Auckland retail growth projections - 2013 (PDF 170KB)
Appendix 3.4.4 - Industrial Land Demand - Property Economics Ltd 2009 (PDF 29KB)
Appendix 3.4.5 - TR: Centres and Corridors - Dawne Mackay 2012 (PDF 929KB)
Appendix 3.4.6 - Prioritising Centres - Analysis for the Centres and Corridors Workstream 2011 (PDF 4.0MB)
Appendix 3.4.7 - Group 1 Additonal Greenfield Land Requirements - 2001-2013 (PDF 223KB)
Appendix 3.4.8 - Capacity for Growth Study - 2012 results (PDF 3.7MB)
Appendix 3.4.9 - Auckland Retail Economic Evidence Base (PDF 7.34MB)

3.5 - Building heights

Appendix 3.5.1 - Resource Management Act 1991 (PDF 205KB)
Appendix 3.5.2 - Local Government Act 2002 (PDF 205KB)
Appendix 3.5.3 - Local Government (Auckland Council) Act 2004 (PDF 76KB)
Appendix 3.5.4 - Waitakere Ranges Heritage Area 2008 (PDF 198KB)
Appendix 3.5.5 - Unit Titles Act 2010 (Reprinted 2011) (PDF 202KB)

3.6 - Business building form and design

Appendix 3.6.1 - City Centre Issue Paper – report to UPPWP 2011 (PDF 3.5MB)
Appendix 3.6.2 - Managing Frontages and Pedestrian Amenity in the City Centre (PDF 5.3MB)
Appendix 3.6.3 - City Centre Options Paper (PDF 686KB)
Appendix 3.6.4 - City centre zone - Urban form, height, site intensity and built form (PDF 4.1MB)
Appendix 3.6.5 - Summary of the Value of Urban Design (PDF 752KB)

3.7 - Design statements

Appendix 3.7.1 - Review of NZ and International Precedents for Design Statements (PDF 78KB)
Appendix 3.7.2 - Design Statement Information Requirements (PDF 169KB)
Appendix 3.7.3 - Design Statements and NZIA Project Stages and Fee Estimates (PDF 8.1MB)
Appendix 3.7.4 - Design Statement Case Studies - Urbanism - pages 1-16 (PDF 14.8)
Appendix 3.7.4 - Design Statement Case Studies - Urbanism - pages 17-30 (PDF 15.3MB)
Appendix 3.7.4 - Design Statement Case Studies - Urbanism - pages 31-41 (PDF 14MB)

3.8 - Sustainable design

Appendix 3.8.1 - Review of district sustainable design policy 2011 (PDF 16KB)
Appendix 3.8.2 - Review of Christchurch City Council Base Tool 2012 (PDF 63KB)
Appendix 3.8.3 - Review of New Zealand assessment tools (AC 2012) (PDF 43KB)
Appendix 3.8.4 - Review of international assessment tools (PDF 45KB)
Appendix 3.8.5 - Warm Up New Zealand CBA - MoED 2011 (PDF 996KB)
Appendix 3.8.6 - Best Practice Policy Survey and Literature Review (PDF 842KB)
Appendix 3.8.7 - Homestar Case Study (PDF 185KB)
Appendix 3.8.8 - Homestar Cost-Scoring Report V1.0 (PDF 588KB)
Appendix 3.8.9 - UP Sustainable Development Methods v8 (PDF 105KB)
Appendix 3.8.10 - The Value Case for Green Buildings in New Zealand (PDF 1.3MB)
Appendix 3.8.11 - Policy Options for Sustainable Homes (PDF 2.0MB)
Appendix 3.8.12 - The Business Case for Green Buildings (PDF 13.6MB)
Appendix 3.8.13 - Environmental Impacts of the Waitakere NOW Home (PDF 2.3MB)
Appendix 3.8.14 - Auckland Sustainable Homes Assessment 2009 (PDF 1.6MB)
Appendix 3.8.15 - Future Proofing New Zealand’s Commercial Property (PDF 2.6MB)

3.9 - Accessory parking

Appendix 3.9.1 - NZTA Travel planning toolkit guidelines and resources (PDF 193KB)
Appendix 3.9.2 - Auckland City Centre Master Plan 2012 - pages 1-91 (PDF 11MB)
Appendix 3.9.2 - Auckland City Centre Master Plan 2012 - pages 92-149 (PDF 11.2MB)
Appendix 3.9.2 - Auckland City Centre Master Plan 2012 - pages 150-212 (PDF 11.6MB)
Appendix 3.9.3 - Number of Parking and Loading Spaces Required (PDF 1.7MB)
Appendix 3.9.4 - Number of Parking and Loading Spaces Required for the City Centre (PDF 1.3MB)
Appendix 3.9.5 - Future traffic flows in the Auckland City Centre (PDF 226KB)
Appendix 3.9.6 - Auckland City Centre Fringe (PDF 6.0MB)
Appendix 3.9.7 - Provisions as included in the August 2012 draft (PDF 686KB)
Appendix 3.9.8 - Technical Note: Criteria for Local Centres (PDF 215KB)
Appendix 3.9.9 - Technical Note: Additional Work (PDF 2.2MB)
Appendix 3.9.10 - Technical Note: Existing Plan Changes (PDF 253KB)
Appendix 3.9.11 - The Economic Impacts of Minimum Parking Requirements (PDF 2.3MB)
Appendix 3.9.12 - Parking Provisions Rates for Retail (PDF 274KB)
Appendix 3.9.13 - The Economic Impacts of Parking in Auckland - Final Report (PDF 3.7MB)
Appendix 3.9.14 - Auckland Transport Integrated Transport Assessment Guidelines (PDF 878KB)
Appendix 3.9.15 - Auckland Regional Parking Strategy (PDF 1.4MB)

3.10 - Electricity transmission corridors

Appendix 3.10.1 - NPS on Electricity Transmission (PDF 85KB)
Appendix 3.10.2 - NPS on Electricity Transmission - S32 Evaluation (PDF 494KB)
Appendix 3.10.3 - NPS on Electricity Transmission - Risks of Development near High-voltage Lines (PDF 347KB)
Appendix 3.10.4 - Transmission Line Buffer Corridor - Q&A (PDF 176KB)

Appendix 3.10.5 - Whangarei District Council - Plan Change 123A

Appendix 3.10.6 - NZECP 34 - 2001 (PDF 854KB)

3.11 - Biodiversity

Appendix 3.11.1 - Criteria for the Identification of SEAs (PDF 1.8MB)
Appendix 3.11.2 - Review of AC’s proposed Ecological Significance Criteria (PDF 785KB)
Appendix 3.11.3 - Threatened and Unique Biodiversity Assets of Auckland (PDF 973KB)
Appendix 3.11.4 - Indigenous terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems of Auckland (PDF 2.9MB)
appendix 3.11.5 - Spatial extent of Aucklands indigenous terrestrial and freshwater ecosystems (PDF 4.5MB)
Appendix 3.11.6 - Auckland Councils Indigenous Biodiversity Strategy (PDF 3.9MB)
Appendix 3.11.7 - 4.4 SoE and Biodiversity - Marine (PDF 6.1MB)
Appendix 3.11.8 - 4.5 SoE and Biodiversity - Terrestrial Biodiversity (PDF 1.7MB)
Appendix 3.11.9a - 4.3 SoE and Biodiversity - Freshwater (PDF 4.7MB)
Appendix 3.11.9b - 4.3 SoE and Biodiversity - Freshwater (PDF 4.4MB)
Appendix 3.11.9c - 4.3 SoE and Biodiversity - Freshwater (PDF 4.8MB)