The Unitary Plan
Auckland's predicted growth is one million people over the next 30 years. This means that more than 600 people per week will be born, move here or come back for the opportunities and quality of life Auckland offers. The Unitary Plan is a document prepared by the new Supercity to allow Auckland to accommodate this growth through proper planning and quality development. Some of the proposals are controversial. It is very important that Aucklanders take advantage of their right to make their views known about the most far reaching proposals ever advanced in this city.
The East Coast Bays
The East Coast Bays is a wonderful place to live. It has its own style centered around outstanding beaches. I have resided here for more than 30 years and have a great appreciation for just how special this area is, and how much it means to the people who live here.
Along with other suburbs in Auckland, we too will experience substantial growth in the coming years. The Unitary Plan sets out a vision for the East Coast Bays that will, in some way, affect us all. I am always concerned with any plans to develop the East Coast Bays, and I have been paying great attention to just how the Unitary Plan sets out the future development of this area.
A number of people have contacted my electorate office requiring information about the Unitary Plan, as well as voicing their concerns over how it affects their property and neighborhood. I understand that it is not easy for everybody to access or locate Unitary Plan information and therefore I have included on this page some direct links to Auckland Council websites that provide further information on the matter. I have also included an easy to read Unitary Plan map of the East Coast Bays detailing the plans for the area.
The Unitary Plan – East Coast Bays Area
Hibiscus and Bays Map
Hibiscus and Bays Fact Sheet
Upper Harbour Map
Upper Harbour Fact Sheet
Kaipatiki Local Map
Kaipatiki Local Fact Sheet
Detailed fact sheet on centres- building heights and setback controls
Detailed fact sheet on proposed residential controls
View the entire Auckland Unitary Plan map here:
Auckland Unitary Plan Map
View all Unitary Plan information here:
Unitary Plan information
Have Your Say
Feedback closed on the 31 May 2013. The Council will now be assessing all feedback and releasing another draft later on this year. At this time, the public will have another opportunity to make submission and be heard by a hearings panel on this revised plan.
If you require assistance or any further information please feel free to contact either Chantelle or Erica at my electorate office on 09 478 0207 or email us here. Alternatively you can visit my electorate office at 85 Beachfront Lane in Browns Bay.
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Other Useful Resources
The Auckland Council has no further public consultation meetings planned for the East Coast at this stage. However there are other organisations that are holding community meetings regarding the Plan.
Auckland 2040 is a coalition of local nonpolitical groups concerned about the long term implications of the draft Unitary Plan and regularly host public meetings. You can find further information at:
Auckland 2040 Website
Long Bay / Okura Great Park
If you have specific concerns relating to the Long Bay and Okura area, please visit the Long Bay Society’s webpage for further information, as well as completed submission forms.
Long Bay Society’s webpage