Since 2020, Central Government has reset the rules for how big cities can grow and introduced two pieces of legislation that tells councils how they must make that happen. These are the National Policy Statement on Urban Development (NPS-UD) and Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2021.

Amongst other things, the new rules requires cities like Auckland, Christchurch, Wellington, Tauranga and Hamilton to grow up, not just out.

View your property here

View the proposed plan changes on our e-plan


​Read more about the NPS-UD here.


​Read more about the Amendment bill here.


The changes set out by Government are not optional

We must change our plan to reflect the new rules. But we’re aiming to do this in a way that respects our environment and the features of our city that are important to us.

August 2022

Public notification (and your chance to tell us what you think).

November 2022

Further submissions

February 2023

Joint Opening Hearing

TBC

Hearings (you can speak to your submission in person).

Early 2024

 Notification of the decision.

Late 2024

Plan change operative and the new rules come into effect.

Proposed changes

Plan change documentation

Section-42

Section-32

Chapters

Appendices

Submissions

Commissioner Directions

Directions

Legal-Memos

Minutes

Responses

Legal Submissions

Legal

Scope

Strategic

Hearing session 1

Strategic Hearings

Day-01

Day-02

Day-03

Day-04

Hearing Session 2

Proponent evidence

1-Proponent-Evidence

2-Appendix-A-to-all-Proponent-Evidence

3-Supporting-Documentation

Proponent Rebuttal Evidence

Submitter Evidence

Individual-Submissions

Submitter Rebuttal Evidence

Individual-Submissions

Legal Submissions

Planning provisions – 27 May 2024

1-Chapters

2-Appendices

3-Section-32a-Report

4-Legal-Memo

Hearing Sessions

Day-01

Day-02

Day-03

Day-04

Day-05

Day-06

Day-07

Day-08

Take A Look

Plan Change 12 – Enabling Housing Supply – Joint Hearing (15 February 2023)

Plan Change 12 – Enabling Housing Supply – Joint Hearing (16 February 2023)

Plan Change 12 – Enabling Housing Supply – Joint Hearing (17 February 2023)

Other related plan changes

Waipā District Council: PC26 Residential Intensification

Waikato District Council: Variation 3 Enabling Housing Supply

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Last updated 22 August 2023