Have Your Say on the Release of Greenfield Land for Development. UPDATED

Council seeking feedback on the Future Urban Land Supply Strategy


From Auckland Council:

Feedback sought on changes to ‘development ready’ sequencing of Auckland’s greenfield areas

Public feedback is invited on the refresh of 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 are now also included in the structure plan.

“Updating this strategy will ensure that clarity and certainty continues to be provided on the future development of Auckland, particularly for housing and employment land provision,” says Councillor Chris Darby, Chair of the Planning Committee.

“We also know more about bulk infrastructure costs for these areas, which gives us a valuable insight into how we must prepare to meet growth demands. Obviously we can’t develop everywhere at once, so we have to make informed choices on the order and timing”.

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 Auckland Unitary Plan now includes approximately 15,000 hectares of future urban land, which will enable around 136,000 new houses.

“This strategy gives us a joined-up approach to meet growth over 30 years, with Watercare, Auckland Transport and Auckland Council all working together to align bulk infrastructure provision and planning to get these areas development ready,” says Councillor Darby.

Public feedback on the refresh of the strategy is open from Wednesday 29 March to 4pm on Monday 24 April 2017. More information and feedback forms can be found at the libraries, or on-line at shapeauckland.co.nz. Council staff will be available to assist with queries at the following locations and times:

Wellsford Library                      Saturday 1 April            9.30am – 12noon

Albany Library                          Saturday 1 April            1.30pm – 4.00pm

Pukekohe Library                     Tuesday 4 April             4.30pm – 7.00pm

Kumeu Library                          Saturday 8 April            9.30am – 12noon

Warkworth Library                    Saturday 8 April            1.30pm – 4.00pm

Papakura Library                      Wednesday 12 April      4.30pm – 7.00pm



Given the amount of growth in Auckland at the moment there is pressure to release Greenfield land early especially in the South. This can be done IF we keep up with infrastructure placement through building it ahead of time not behind as we like to do.


I recently gave a presentation on the pressures facing the South which can be seen here: The Auckland Donut: A Presentation to the Council Planning Committee.\

Feedback on the FULSS refresh closes April 24.


The Auckland Development Donut