Timeframes for implementing objectives and policies in the National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity

This page has timeframes for implementing objectives and policies in the National Policy Statement for Urban Develoment Capacity and of Government reviews.

Timetable for implementing objectives and policies in the NPS-UDC

(Following the NPS-UDC taking effect on 1 December 2016)

WHAT

WHEN

All local authorities

Give effect to objectives OA1 to OD2 

Immediately

Give effect to policies PA1 to PA4 (outcomes for planning decisions) 

Immediately

Local authorities with all or part of a medium growth urban area in their district or region

Give effect to policies PC1 to PC4 (responsive planning)

Immediately

Give effect to policies PD1 to PD2 (coordinated planning evidence and decision-making) 

Immediately

Begin monitoring indicators under policy PB6 

By 1 June 2017 

Begin using indicators of price inefficiency under policy PB7  By 31 December 2017

Complete the housing and business development capacity assessment under policy PB1 

By 31 December 2018

Local authorities with all or part of a high growth urban area in their district or region

Give effect to policies PC1 to PC4 (responsive planning)

Immediately

Give effect to policies PD1 to PD4 (coordinated planning evidence and decision-making) 

Immediately

Begin monitoring indicators under policy PB6 

By 1 June 2017 

Begin using indicators of price inefficiency under policy PB7 

By 31 December 2017

Complete the housing and business development capacity assessment under policy PB1 

By 31 December 2017

Set minimum targets in their relevant plan or regional policy statement under policies PC5 and PC9

By 31 December 2018

Produce the future development strategy under policies PC12 to PC14

By 31 December 2018

Local authorities that become part of a medium or high growth urban area as a result of revised population projections in 2017

Give effect to all requirements by the dates set out above with the following exceptions

Medium-growth urban areas only: Begin monitoring indicators under policy PB6 and using indicators of price efficiency under policy PB7

By 31 March 2018

High-growth urban areas only: Complete the housing and business development capacity assessment under policy PB1 

By 30 June 2018

Timeframes for Government reviews

The Government will review the:

  • definitions of a ‘high-growth urban area’ and ‘medium-growth urban area’ by 31 December 2018
  • effectiveness of the NPS-UDC by 31 December 2021.
Reviewed:
21/12/16