Auckland's 'historic moment': Unitary Plan given the green light
Auckland Council says it has completed an "historic" moment in planning and reached all its final decisions on the Unitary Plan.
The council's governing body finished four days of deliberation over the plan and will notify the public of its decisions this Friday.
That will be followed by a 20 working day period during which people can appeal those decisions.
A council media release says: "Today's milestone means that, after four years in the making, Auckland now has a new single set of planning rules to manage the city's future growth."
Auckland Mayor Len Brown said the decisions on the Unitary Plan were passed with a high level of goodwill.
"My colleagues are to be applauded for their positive manner, as is the public for allowing us the space to deliberate accordingly.
"We now have a very finely balanced plan which will ultimately deliver for the benefit of Auckland. I also salute the outstanding professionalism of council staff."