The Ministry for the Environment and Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment hosted a symposium to launch the implementation programme for the National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity (NPS-UDC). It was held in Auckland on 28 and 29 November 2016 and local authorities were invited.
The symposium discussed the requirements of the NPS-UDC and the challenges that implementing these requirements may pose for local authorities.
Speakers at the symposium included:
- Environment Court Judges Newhook, Kirkpatrick and Hassan
- members from Auckland and Christchurch independent hearings panels
- local authorities
- economists and other technical experts.
Key issues discussed were:
- the infrastructure funding implications of complying with the NPS-UDC
- the timeframes to complete housing and business development capacity assessments and expectations around monitoring market indicators for medium growth local authorities in particular, implementation was seen as a challenge — government assistance (data and guidance) is essential.
See the symposium programme [PDF, 114 KB]
The gazetted NPS-UDC [PDF, 741 KB], Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and Ministry for the Environment
Keynote on plans that enable development [PDF, 3.1 MB], Environment Court Judges David Kirkpatrick and John Hassan
Monitoring market indicators [PDF, 1 MB], Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and Ministry for the Environment
Housing and business development capacity assessments, [PDF, 2.99 MB] Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment and Ministry for the Environment
Future development strategies [PDF, 818 KB], Auckland Council
The future proof growth strategy and the NPS-UC [PDF, 860 KB], Ken Tremaine Consulting
Future development strategies [PDF, 152 KB], Sapere Research Group
Panel on coordination realities [PDF, 565 KB], Greater Christchurch
Panel on consenting that facilitates development [PDF, 520 KB]
Find out more
Find out more about the NPS-UDC on our website