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

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

 

Overview of timeline for implementing policies

The Introductory Guide to the National Policy Statement on Urban Development outlines the objectives and policies and categorises councils into tiers 1,2 and 3.  

TIME

REQUIREMENTS
Initial implementation
Immediately from commencement date (28 days following gazettal which took place on 23 July 2020) All objectives apply.
No later than 31 July 2021 Tier 1 and 2 councils have completed the housing assessment aspect of the new housing and business development capacity assessments (HBAs).
18 months from gazettal Tier 1, 2 and 3 councils have removed provisions in plans relating to minimum parking rates.
Two years from gazettal Tier 1 and 2 councils have notified plan changes implementing intensification policies.
As soon as practicable Tier 3 councils have notified plan changes implementing intensification policies.
In time to inform 2024 long-term plans

Tier 1 and 2 councils have completed HBA.

 

Tier 1 and 2 councils have prepared or reviewed future development strategies (FDSs).

Ongoing timeframes
Quarterly

Tier 1, 2 and 3 councils must monitor housing indicators.

 

Tier 1 councils must also monitor development uptake in medium- and high-density zones.

At least annually Tier 1, 2 and 3 councils must publish the results of their monitoring.
As soon as practicable and within 12 months of publishing the relevant monitoring report Tier 1 councils evaluate zone rules, where uptake is not meeting the development outcomes anticipated and notify plan changes if required.
Every three years

Tiers 1 and 2 update HBA to inform FDS, long-term plan, infrastructure strategies.

 

Tiers 1 and 2 update FDSs. 

Every six years Tiers 1 and 2 prepare new FDS.

Timeframes for Government reviews

The Minister of the Environment will review the NPS-UD within five years of it taking effect as indicated in the regulatory impact analysis.

The review will draw on the monitoring and evaluation done:

  • under the NPS-UD
  • through broader UGA monitoring and ongoing engagement with councils and other central government agencies.

Other ongoing monitoring of the NPS-UD will also be in place as outlined above.

Reviewed:
27/07/20