Te Atatu Peninsula

Proposed Zone % of Locality
Terrace Housing and Apartment Buildings 22.3%
Mixed Housing Urban 19.3%
Mixed Housing Suburban 18.3%
Public Open Space - Informal Recreation 17.9%
Public Open Space - Conservation 7.0%
Single House 6.7%
Public Open Space - Sport and Active Recreation 4.4%
Other 4.3%

Zones proportion calculations ignore water and transport zones. Proportions below 4% are summed together as Other.

This map only displays certain residential and business classes. Refer to the Auckland Council website for full details.

Similar to Te Atatu Peninsula

These suburbs have the most similar distribution of proposed land uses to Te Atatu Peninsula, based on cosine similarity.

Stonefields
Stonefields
Mixed housing suburban 33%, terrace housing & apartments 26%.
Point England
Point England
Terrace housing & apartments 30%.
Greenlane
Greenlane
Mixed housing suburban 27%, informal recreation 27%.
Highland Park
Highland Park
Mixed housing suburban 34%.
Panmure
Panmure
Mixed housing urban 31%, terrace housing & apartments 25%.
Northcote
Northcote
No dominant landuse.
Royal Oak
Royal Oak
Terrace housing & apartments 36%.
Three Kings
Three Kings
Terrace housing & apartments 32%.
Pakuranga
Pakuranga
Mixed housing suburban 29%, mixed housing urban 25%.
Mount Albert
Mount Albert
Mixed housing urban 27%.

Proposed Zone Definitions

These definitions are abridged from Part 2, Chapter D of the Proposed Unitary Plan.

Terrace Housing and Apartment Buildings 22.3%

This zone allows urban residential living in the form of terrace housing and apartments. The zone is located around metropolitan, town and local centres and the rapid and frequent service network.

The purpose of the zone is to make efficient use of land and infrastructure, increase the supply of housing and ensure that residents have convenient access to services, employment, education facilities, retail and entertainment opportunities and public transport. This will promote walkable neighbourhoods, foster a sense of community and increase the vitality of centres.

The zone provides for the greatest density, height and scale of development out of all the residential zones. Buildings of four to six storeys are allowed, depending on the scale of the centre the zone adjoins, to achieve a transition in height from the centre to lower scale residential zones. This new form of development will lead to a change from a suburban to urban residential character and a moderate to high degree of visual change over time. Low density development is discouraged and mid-rise, multi-unit residential living is encouraged. This increased density requires a high standard of design. A resource consent is required for more than dwelling on a site in the zone.

Mixed Housing Urban 19.3%

This zone is generally located between the Mixed Housing Suburban and the Terrace Housing and Apartment Buildings zones. It provides a transition in density between these two zones and allows three storey dwellings in locations close to the rapid and frequent service network. The zone provides for housing in a variety of sizes and forms, including detached dwellings, terrace housing and low-rise apartments, that will increase the supply of housing, create diverse neighbourhoods and provide housing choice.

The zone encourages new housing types, including attached housing on smaller sites facing the street. Through the resource consent process, four or more dwellings at a higher density may be built on large sites with wide road frontages. This is because larger sites are capable of accommodating a wider range of housing types, integrating development into the neighbourhood and achieving high quality on-site amenity.

Mixed Housing Suburban 18.3%

This zone is the most widespread residential zone in Auckland. Its density controls allow a moderate level of intensification, while retaining a relatively spacious quality consistent with a suburban residential character, compared to the Mixed Housing Urban and Terrace Housing and Apartment Buildings zones. Development within the zone will generally be two storey detached and attached housing in a variety of types and sizes to provide housing choice. The zone encourages new housing types, including attached housing on smaller sites facing the street. To facilitate the efficient use of these sites and promote quality design outcomes, when assessed through the resource consent process, dwellings may have building bulk closer to site boundaries, provided that shading and dominance effects on adjoining sites are minimised.

Public Open Space - Informal Recreation 17.9%

This zone applies to public open spaces that range in size from small local parks to large regional parks which are used for a variety of outdoor informal recreation activities and community uses, such as walking, running, cycling, relaxing and socialising, picnics, playing and enjoying the environment. Grazing may be used for land management purposes. These areas also form an important part of Auckland's walkway and cycleway network.

Public Open Space - Conservation 7.0%

This zone applies to public open spaces with natural, ecological and biological, landscape, and cultural and historic heritage values. Examples include volcanic cones, bush reserves, headlands, natural wetlands and parts of the coastline.

Single House 6.7%

This zone provides for low density suburban housing and is applied in areas throughout Auckland including serviced rural and coastal villages. The zone is generally characterised by one building per site of one to two storeys, surrounded by areas of private open space. Large amounts of subdivision or multi-unit development is not anticipated within this zone due to the minimum site size requirements. The activities provided for in the zone are limited to maintain the low density suburban residential character and amenity of these areas.

Public Open Space - Sport and Active Recreation 4.4%

This zone applies to public open spaces used for indoor and outdoor organised sports, active recreation and community activities and includes facilities such as sports fields, buildings and structures associated with marine related activities such as ramps, jetties, slipways, hardstand areas, hard-court areas and greens. These spaces often include the provision of buildings and structures such as grandstands, sport and community clubrooms and toilets and changing facilities associated with these uses. Commercial activities accessory to the primary function of the public open space may be undertaken in appropriate locations. These activities generally provide economic benefit as well as informal benefits such as passive surveillance.


Maps and code by Chris McDowall.

Proposed Unitary Plan (7 July, 2016) data: Auckland Council.

Localities: New Zealand Fire Service.