MDRS – FAQ’s

What zoning is my property changing to?

Auckland Council has developed a tool where you are able to view both your current zoning and the likely proposed...
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How will MDRS affect properties currently in the Terraced Housing and Apartment Building (THAB) zone?

THAB zone provisions will be amended to enable buildings of at least six storeys within walkable catchments. Currently the THAB...
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Is there more information around the “2 level residential zone”?

Two-storey dwelling medium residential is a zone indicated on the proposed planning maps which is where some areas of Mixed...
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What are qualifying matters?

Qualifying matters are the characteristics within some areas that may allow the Council to modify (or limit) required building heights...
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What are management layers that may apply to my site?

Management layers are existing overlays in the Auckland Unitary Plan that are shown on the existing AUP planning map viewer. ...
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What are the HIRB requirements?

Buildings must not project beyond a 60° recession plane measured from a point 4 metres vertically above ground level along...
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What is considered a walkable catchment?

A walkable catchment is the area around a city centre, metropolitan centre and rapid transport stop within which an average...
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What are likely reasons for a site to be excluded from the new MDRS rules?

The Council may exempt some areas and properties from the intensification rules including the six-storey walkable catchment and three-storey MDRS...
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Do you need a minimum size of site in order to build 3 dwellings?

No. There is no minimum lot size to be able to develop.  However, you will need to comply with the...
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