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Understanding and implementing intensification provisions for the National Policy Statement on Urban Development

Publication date:  September 2020
Publication reference number:  ME 1529

This guide is intended to help local authorities understand and implement the requirements of the intensification provisions in the National Policy Statement on Urban Development 2020 (NPS-UD). The intensification provisions are Objective 3, Policies 3 to 5 and clauses 3.31 to 3.34 of subpart 6. 

Local authorities can use this guidance to develop principles for zoning to help inform and support the required plan changes. This guidance can also be used to understand the individual components of the intensification provisions (eg, accessibility, walkability, demand).