10 tranches of special housing areas since September 2013, 36 new areas plus 6 extensions in the latest, and final, batch. Auckland now has 154 of these areas, where consent processing & plan change variations are streamlined.
The housing accord that’s allowed their creation, between the Government & Auckland Council, ends on 16 September, to be replaced by the council’s new unitary plan.
Under that new plan, zoning around the whole region is intended to be consistent, replacing the array of zones & planning mechanisms of the 7 territorial councils & one regional council which the super-city council replaced in 2010.
Tranche 10 was unveiled yesterday by Auckland mayor Len Brown & Housing Minister Nick Smith, who waved away the widespread scepticism that the target of 39,000 consents for new houses & sections would be achieved in the 3 years of the housing accord.
That target included consents & plan changes for houses & sections both inside & outside the special housing areas – it wasn’t a target to get 39,000 houses built over the 3 years.
Among the many statistics in the comprehensive reports presented yesterday (see the links below), the minister & the mayor said the target should be met in the remaining 8½ months (from the end of December) of the accord.
The target to the end of 2015 was 26,250 consents, and 27,708 houses & sections were approved.
Mr Brown said an important result of the accord was the increase in supply of land available for housing to 6.5 years, which was in line with Auckland’s population growth.
The number of sections approved in special housing areas averaged 52/month over the first 2 years of the accord, but was now averaging 290/month.
The latest tranche added 243ha of land in special housing areas with an anticipated yield of 2700-3400 homes.
Over the whole 10 tranches, the anticipated yield is 56,000 homes.
Areas approved in tranche 10 are listed by ward below, with the 6 extensions to existing approved areas at the end, size of each area and the anticipated yield of houses. Links below will take you to maps, details of each area and overviews of the accord.
I’ll add detail over the weekend, including images.
Epsom, Manukau Rd, 1534m², 32-36 dwellings
Mt Albert, Soljak Place, 4859m², 60
Kingsland, New North Rd, 1413m², 50
Mt Albert, Fontenoy St, 9337m², 50
Owairaka, Hendon Avenue, 9662m², 64
Narrow Neck, Lake Rd, 1368m², 6
Clarks Beach, Clarks Beach Rd, 50.8ha, 100-120
Drury, Quarry Rd, 159ha, 400-1000
Massey cluster, Don Buck Rd, 5010m², 100
Te Atatu South, Te Atatu Rd, 7059m², 101
Henderson, Border Rd, 5807m², 23
Massey, Reverie Place, 1.9486ha, 112
Henderson, Riverpark Crescent, 1396m², 6
Henderson, Taranui Place, 1851m², 9
Hibiscus & Bays:
Browns Bay, Beach Rd, 5006m², 64
Orewa, George Lowe Place, 6929m², 122
Northpark, Whitford Rd, 1355m², 6
Birkdale cluster, 1.3198ha, 60
Mangere East cluster, 4.2179ha, 141
Mangere cluster, 3375m², 16
Panmure, Domain Rd, 1072m², 23
Onehunga, Onehunga Mall, 3030m², 48
Onehunga, Princes St, 3757m², 96
Onehunga, Spring St, 1.2908ha, 200
Onehunga, Brookfield Avenue, 7811m², 57
Mt Wellington, Lynton Rd, 3051m², 60
Onehunga, Victoria St, 1403m², 12
Papatoetoe, McLean Avenue, 1618m², 8
Papakura cluster, 4258m², 21
Royal Oak, Mt Albert Rd, 1.2153ha, 50
Mt Roskill cluster, Freeland Avenue, 1.1349ha, 64
Mt Roskill cluster, Morrie Laing Avenue, 2.6926ha, 100
Glen Eden, Woodglen Rd, 6056m², 32
Newton cluster, 2663m², 84
Grey Lynn, Great North Rd, 1727m², 52
New Lynn, Nikau St, 1219m², 8
Extensions to existing special housing areas:
Waterview cluster, 1.2010ha, 60-100
Hibiscus & Bays:
Browns Bay, Bute Rd, 2601m², 36
Orewa, West Hoe Heights, 3.991ha, 15-20
Manurewa cluster, 2.7983ha, 119
Meadowbank, Meadowbank Rd, 612m², 0
Avondale, St Georges Rd, 1.0495ha, 25-70
Attribution: Joint release, briefing, presentation.