The number of building consents issued in Mahurangi has remained relatively steady, despite significant growth in other parts of the region.
Figures provided by Auckland Council show the number of building consents issued for new dwellings has increased by 10 per cent over the past two years, from 159 in 2014/15 to 174 in 2015/16. However, the monthly figures show no significant upward trend.
Warkworth had the most activity by far, with 118 consents issued over the two year period, followed by Snells Beach, 77, Matakana, 59, and Omaha, 52 (see graph top right). By contrast, the number of consents issued in the Rodney Local Board area increased by 52 per cent, going from 622 to 948.