Auckland: Unitary Plan approved for notification
10 September 2013
Unitary Plan approved for notification
Auckland Council’s Governing Body has approved the proposed Auckland Unitary Plan for notification and a formal submissions phase.
Following today’s meeting Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse said “We have developed this plan with our communities using a brave new process and today’s decision is a true milestone for Auckland.
“The proposed plan has come a long way since we put out a draft version in March. It now reflects a careful balance between ensuring quality development in the right places and a modified approach where our communities have voiced their concerns.
“We want to create a city our grandchildren will be proud of and the Unitary Plan is one of the key tools we need to make this a reality.”
The next stage in the process is the formal submissions phase, which starts on the date of notification, 30 September. This process is set out by the Resource Management Act and allows 90 days for Aucklanders to make a submission.
Following this, further submissions and the hearings process will take place over approximately three years.
The plan includes amendments to the maps, policies and rules based on the feedback of 22,000 Aucklanders and the decisions made by Auckland Councillors on what changes would be included.
From 30 September, the proposed plan will be available online at www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz as well as in hard copy format in libraries for those that don’t have access to internet.