Measuring the potential for residential and business growth in Auckland, based on the provisions of the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan (PAUP) as notified on 30 September 2013.
The Capacity for Growth Study monitors and reports on residential, business and rural land availability in Auckland.
Residential and business zoned parcels, and rural zoned titles, have been assessed for their capacity to accommodate additional development (expressed either as additional dwellings or hectares of land) under the notified provisions of the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan. The analysis does not include any potential dwellings that may be built on subdivisions in the Future Urban zones, as currently this is not allowed under the PAUP. In the future they may be the location for a large number of dwellings following a plan change or variation.
More information on the results of the study and the method and assumptions used can be found in the study’s two technical reports Capacity for growth study 2013 (Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan): methodology and assumptions (TR2014/009) and Capacity for growth study 2013 (Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan): results (TR2014/010), available on the Auckland Council website.
Residential (dwelling) capacity
The Capacity for Growth Study 2013 finds that across the Auckland region there is residential capacity under the provisions of the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan for between 258,487 and 417,079 additional dwellings.
Residential capacity is reported as a range, either with ‘infill’ or with ‘redevelopment’. This is because some properties could accommodate new dwellings through either ‘infill’, such as putting a new house on the back of the property, or through ‘redevelopment’, such as removing the existing house and building two new ones. As such infill and redevelopment capacity cannot be added together.