Enabling Housing Supply

SESSION: Friday 11th March, 3:20-3:50pm
Rebecca Lloyd

Within New Zealand’s cities the price of land remains the largest cost to new homes. Last year the Labour government and National Party announced a bi-partisan change to how the planning system will control housing supply, via three key policies:

  • new default Medium Density Residential Standards (MDRS), allowing three units and three storeys on most sites without a resource consent
  • the immediate legal effect of those standards, once plans are notified
  • a modified streamlined planning process – the intensification planning process – to standardise and speed up the implementation of the National Policy Statement on Urban Development

This presentation will seek to inspire the planning profession about the shifts in land use regulation in our cities and how the MDRS and NPS-UD will be implemented this year.

Presented By

Rebecca Lloyd