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Auckland proposals for housing intensification

2 July 2021

Auckland Council has released proposed approaches for implementing the government’s National Policy Statement on Urban Development (NPS-UD).

Wellington spatial plan adopted

25 June 2021

Wellington City Council has voted for a plan that allows greater housing intensification.

Higher-density housing a focus for infrastructure fund

23 June 2021

The rules around accessing over $1 billion of Housing/Infrastructure Acceleration Fund money have been made public. They include strong support for ho...

New housing policy encourages intensification

14 June 2021

The government has issued a draft policy statement on housing and urban development and is inviting feedback by 30 July 2021.

MDH a key part of billion-dollar development

25 May 2021

Independent commissioners for the Waikato District Council have approved rezoning a 178-hectare block of rural land to allow for a $1.

Multi-unit housing behind record-breaking consents

7 May 2021

A record 18,257 multi-unit homes were consented in the year ended March 2021, contributing to an all-time high of 41,028 new homes consented in a 12-m...

Carterton opens the way to MDH

12 April 2021

A council committee voted to incorporate residents’ support for both low-density and medium- density housing into a plan to expand the town.

Building Code changes and MDH

9 April 2021

On 6 April, the Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment (MBIE) announced its proposed changes to the Building Code for 2021.

Unit Titles Act update open for submissions

22 March 2021

A Bill updating the Unit Titles Act is now with a parliamentary select committee. Submissions are being accepted until 29 April 2021.

Unit Titles Act update moves forward

14 March 2021

A Bill updating the Unit Titles Act had its first reading in Parliament on 10 March 2021.