Wednesday 6 April 2022
Online Panel Discussion
Tāmaki Makaurau is growing. We’re fast approaching two million people with another million expected in the next 30 years. And, as our city grows, so does the need for Aucklanders to have more housing choices closer to the everyday things they need.
In 2022, Auckland Council, like other councils around the country, will make changes to its planning rules to support more housing density around the city centre and town centres and near rapid transport. These changes are in response to the government’s National Policy Statement on Urban Development (NPS-UD), which is designed to increase housing supply and to improve New Zealand’s housing affordability.
But change like this can be unsettling.
The ability for Aucklanders to understand and accept the reasons for change in our city will be critical as council, government and other agencies give effect to transformative strategies such as the NPS-UD, Climate Action Plan and Transport Emissions Reduction Plan.
In this Auckland Conversations we will confront the topic of change and look at why change is challenging for residents of growing cities. We’ll explore how a population which is resilient and open to change is critical to the success of a growing city.