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New law speeds up MDH planning changes

19 October 2021

A new law will speed up the development of MDH in larger cities. It would allow 3-storey homes to be built on most sites without resource consent.

Huge boost for MDH in new Wellington City plan

18 October 2021

Wellington City Council has released the draft of its new District Plan. The area zoned for medium-density housing is around 30 times larger than in t...

Wellington Spatial Plan online, interactive

3 October 2021

Amendments to the Wellington Spatial Plan have been completed and incorporated. The full plan is now online and interactive.

Govt releases housing and development statement

29 September 2021

MDH in well-connected urban areas received another boost in the newly released Government Policy Statement on Housing and Urban Development.

Tax incentive coming for build-to-rent MDH?

28 September 2021

Housing Minister Megan Woods has hinted that a new tax-related incentive for purpose-built rental developments could be on the horizon.

Passive House MDH gets big boost

9 September 2021

The number of medium-density housing developments achieving the high performance of the Passive House standard is about to get a big boost.

Almost a third of new home consents are now for MDH

3 September 2021

The rapid growth of medium-density housing in New Zealand is clearly visible in the most recent release of statistics for home consents.

Hamilton names areas for greater heights, density

26 August 2021

Area plans will be developed for five parts of Hamilton City to allow for greater housing densification.

Auckland intensification gets Planning Committee support

12 August 2021

The Planning Committee of Auckland Council has agreed to a preliminary approach that would enable more higher-density buildings.

Napier draft District Plan, Spatial Picture open for feedback

10 August 2021

There is support for medium-density housing in both documents.