Auckland Housing Accord reviewed

Auckland Council’s Planning Committee on 1 August 2017 received a review on the Auckland Housing Accord and requested a review of all Special Housing Areas to ascertain the number of affordable homes provided.The Auckland Housing Accord was intended to increase housing supply, including the increased availability of land, as well as improve housing affordability, until the Auckland Unitary Plan became operative in September 2016.

Overall, the council met the target for 39,000 sites and dwellings consented within the three year period of the Accord. To date 5,527 dwellings issued with building consents and 3,105 dwellings have been completed within SHAs as of June 2017.

Councillor Chris Darby, Chair of the Planning Committee, says overall the Accord has been positive for Auckland significantly increasing the amount and speed of land supply and establishing a strong relationship with central government on housing issues.

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