Author:Shaun Gamble, Stephen Horsley
Source:Auckland Regional Council
The Capacity for Growth study monitors and reports on residential, business and rural land availability within the region. The capacity assessment is based on the policies and rules of the region’s territorial authority district plans as at March 2006.
The Regional Policy Statement requires that Capacity for Growth surveys be undertaken once every five years for the purposes of managing urban containment (Section 188.8.131.52). The Capacity for Growth study is also required for monitoring the progress and implementation of the Regional Growth Strategy and has been a significant part of the Growing Smarter Evaluation 2007. This is the third study in the series with previous reports prepared and reported to the council in 1998 and 2003.
This is an interim report (May 2008) as it does not include capacity results for the region’s rural townships and coastal settlements. The capture of data for these areas is programmed to commence in June 2008. The results will be included in a final Capacity for Growth 2008 report and be available mid to late 2008.
Auckland Regional Council technical publication TP369