Keeping the Super City in check

Phil EatonAuckland is facing immediate and future growth demands which are critical to its growth as New Zealand’s commercial hub. With the population set to increase dramatically over the next few decades, development needs to speed up and housing affordability must be addressed urgently. In order to do this, we need significant regulatory changes and an overhaul of our national legislation and local processes.

The development of Auckland Council’s Unitary Plan is a focal point for the Auckland Branch, as are the issues of 
local government funding for infrastructure, RMA changes and responding to the need for earthquake strengthening.

If you want to be a part of what we are doing, please get in touch. Strength in numbers creates positive change and ensures moving forward.

Phil Eaton
Greenstone Group
Auckland Branch President

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Unitary Plan

Property Council's Auckland Branch has a keen interest in the development of the city's first ever Unitary Plan.This Plan is a complex document that Auckland needs to get right in a relatively short time frame – this plan will become the new planning rulebook for the city, effectively dictating what can and can’t happen in terms of development and intensification.

We have:

  • Submitted on the draft Unitary Plan in May 2013
  • Attended workshops and numerous meetings with officials on key issues
  • Submitted on the notified Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan in February 2014
  • Developed a further submissions in July 2014
  • Participating in the Independent Hearings Panel process (due to make recommendations by 22 July 2016).

If you would like to provide input or you require more information, please contact Azeem Khan

Who is involved?

Executive Committee

Branch President
Vice Presidents

Executive Members









Phil Eaton
Andrew Hay
Michael Holloway
Chris Dibble
Chris MacKenzie
Chris Aitken
Daniel Clay
Graeme Birkhead
James Molloy
Jonathan Hewlett
Kaison Chang
Mark Grant
Mark Welch
Martin Cooper
Miles Brown
Nigel Richards
Patrick Fontein
Richard Goldie
Steve Evans
Sue Simons

Greenstone Group
Stride Property
Kiwi Property Group
Colliers International
Holmes Consulting Group
Hobsonville Land Company 
Nga Maunga Whakahii o Kaipara Whenua Hoko Holdings
Graeme Birkhead Consulting
Oyster Property Group
Warren and Mahoney
Staples Rodway
JLL
Jennian Homes
Cooper & Associates
Kiwi Property Group
McConnell Property
Studio D4
Peddle Thorp
Fletcher Building
BerrySimons

How to get involved

Please contact the Branch Manager, Rachel Stiff, for more information.