Census shows AK growth half of forecast in Unitary Plan
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Founder – David Thornton David@nomorerates.co.nz
7th October 2013.
[statement by David Thornton]
Census figures show Auckland growth half of forecast in Unitary Plan.
Auckland Plan and Unitary Plan must be withdrawn and re-written.
The first results from this year’s census show that the figure of 1,000,000 more people in Auckland by 2040 is about double the number which is likely from these new figures.
Commenting on the release of the numbers Government Statistician Liz MacPherson said
“.. on average, the population has grown by about 31,000 people per year since the last census in 2006. This was slower growth than between 2001 and 2006, when the population grew by an average of about 58,000 per year,” Government Statistician Liz MacPherson said.
At this rate of growth there will be an increase in population by 2040 of about 830,000 for the whole of New Zealand.
Auckland might attract about 60% of that total, about 502,000 - just over half of the one million figure used in the Auckland Plan and the Proposed Unitary Plan.
This is justification for my early call to hold up the Unitary Plan until census results available.
With this drastic reduction in expected population growth the additional homes needed would drop to about 190,000.
The figures alone demand a withdrawal and re-write of the both the Proposed Unitary Plan and the Auckland Plan.