Proposed National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity

This consultation has closed.

Update on the proposed National Policy on Urban Development Capacity 

Public consultation on the proposed National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity (NPS-UDC) closed on 15 July. 

For more information on the NPS-UDC see Proposed National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity.

Consultation document

The consultation document provides further information on the proposed NPS-UDC and includes questions we sought feedback on.

Publishing and releasing submissions

All or part of any written submission (including names of submitters), may be published on the Ministry for the Environment’s website Unless you clearly specify otherwise in your submission, we will consider that you have consented to website posting of both your submission and your name.

Contents of submissions may be released to the public under the Official Information Act 1982 following requests to the Ministry for the Environment (including via email). Please advise if you have any objection to the release of any information contained in a submission and, in particular, which part(s) you consider should be withheld, together with the reason(s) for withholding the information. We will take into account all such objections when responding to requests for copies of, and information on, submissions to this consultation under the Official Information Act.

The Privacy Act 1993 applies certain principles about the collection, use and disclosure of information about individuals by various agencies, including the Ministry for the Environment. It governs access by individuals to information about themselves held by agencies. Any personal information you supply to the Ministry in the course of making a submission will be used by the Ministry only in relation to the matters covered by this consultation. Please clearly indicate in your submission if you do not wish your name to be included in any summary of submissions that the Ministry may publish.

Contact for queries

For further information on the proposed NPS, the consultation process or how to make a submission, please contact the Ministry for the Environment on:

Phone: +64 9 985 4801


Postal: Ministry for the Environment, PO Box 106483, Auckland City 1143.