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Auckland growth timetable reviewed

11 Apr 2017 03:49 pm

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Auckland Council has extended the deadline for giving feedback on the sequencing of ‘development ready’ land in rural areas.

The deadline has shifted from April 18 to April 24. Council is seeking comments on the proposed changes to the Future Urban Land Supply Strategy and updating the sequencing of land identified for future urban development.

Following changes arising from the Auckland Unitary Plan, particularly live zoning, some areas can be brought forward, enabling earlier development, while other areas are put back due to infrastructure and funding constraints. Rural settlements including Wellsford and Algies Bay are now also included in the strategy.

The existing strategy was adopted in 2015 and covered future development potential for 11,000 hectares of greenfield land in north, north-west and south Auckland. The Unitary Plan now includes about 15,000 hectares of future urban land, which will enable around 136,000 new houses.

Under the new sequencing, Warkworth North is in both the ‘actuals, contracted or planned’ stage from 2012-2017 and in the first half of Decade One (2018-2022). Warkworth South is in the first half of Decade Two (2028-2032). Both Wellsford and Algies Bay are now in the second half of Decade One (2023-2027). The new land in Wellsford will cater for about 832 new dwellings, while its anticipated that the new land at Algies Bay will cater for 455 dwellings.

Council says the strategy gives a joined-up approach to meet growth over 30 years. Information and feedback forms can be found at libraries or visit shapeauckland.co.nz.

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