Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply and Other Matters) Amendment Bill

  • enacted

Schedule 2 New Schedule 3B inserted

s 15

Schedule 3B Policies 3, 4, and 5 of National Policy Statement on Urban Development 2020 (as amended by section 77O(1) of the Act)

ss 2(1), 77O(1)

Policy 3: In relation to tier 1 urban environments, regional policy statements and district plans enable:

(a)

in city centre zones, building heights and density of urban form to realise as much development capacity as possible, to maximise benefits of intensification; and

(b)

in metropolitan centre zones, building heights and density of urban form to reflect demand for housing and business use in those locations, and in all cases building heights of at least 6 storeys; and

(c)

building heights of at least 6 storeys within at least a walkable catchment of the following:

(i)

existing and planned rapid transit stops:

(ii)

the edge of city centre zones:

(iii)

the edge of metropolitan centre zones; and

(d)

within and adjacent to neighbourhood centre zones, local centre zones, and town centre zones (or equivalent), building heights and density of urban form commensurate with the level of commercial activities and community centres services.

Policy 4: Regional policy statements and district plans applying to tier 1 urban environments modify the relevant building height or density requirements under Policy 3 only to the extent necessary (as specified in subpart 6) to accommodate a qualifying matter in that area.

Policy 5: Regional policy statements and district plans applying to tier 2 and 3 urban environments enable heights and density of urban form commensurate with the greater of:

(a)

the level of accessibility by existing or planned active or public transport to a range of commercial activities and community services; or

(b)

relative demand for housing and business use in that location.