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Proposed National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity

Submissions close 15 July 2016

  • 23 June 2016
  • Author: The Editor
  • Number of views: 2507
The Government has issued the much anticipated Proposed National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity

Proposed national policy statement on urban development capacity: consultation document (pdf)
Submissions close at 5pm on 15 July 2016.

Purpose of the proposed NPS-UDC
The purpose of the proposed National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity (NPS-UDC) is to ensure regional and district plans provide adequately for the development of business and housing. This is to enable urban areas to grow and change in response to the needs of their communities.

If made operative, the NPS-UDC would be supported by guidance for local authorities on how to implement it.

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Better Urban Planning

UDF submission to the Productivity Commission

  • 23 March 2016
  • Author: Graeme Scott
  • Number of views: 2358
It’s not often the government invites start-from-scratch thinking, especially on complex matters like urban planning.

However, that’s what their Productivity Commission asked us to do, and a group of members worked on a range of ideas.

The result of our efforts was submitted this month, and you can read it here.




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