The Better urban planning: Draft report (PDF, 5.14Mb) is now available. It outlines the Commission’s draft findings and recommendations, and calls for feedback by 3 October 2016.
The terms of reference for this inquiry invite the Commission to identify the most appropriate system for allocating land use in cities. This includes the processes that are currently undertaken through the Resource Management Act, the Local Government Act and the Land Transport Management Act. The inquiry will look beyond the existing planning system and provide a framework for assessing future planning reforms.
This report has been informed by the following documents commissioned by the Productivity Commission.
- Colmar Brunton: Productivity Commission Urban Planning Council Survey Report, PDF, 254Kb
- McDermott, P.: Culture and capability in the New Zealand planning system, PDF, 2.2Mb
- Miller, C.: Culture and capability within the New Zealand planning system, PDF, 443Kb
- Ngā Aho & Papa Pounamu: Better Urban Planning - Report from Māori Built Environment Practitioners Wānanga, PDF, 2.2Mb
- Palmer, K.: Legal issues in the New Zealand planning system: Reports 1-3, PDF, 717Kb
- Palmer, K.: Legal issues in the New Zealand planning system: Reports 4-6, PDF, 1.75Mb
- SGS Economics and Planning: Financial incentives for local development, PDF, 1.48Mb
- Ngā Aho & Papa Pounamu: Māori Planning Futures: Review of Commission's draft report October 2016
- Shepherd, S. (2016). Proposed modifications to urban plan-making: a report to the New Zealand Productivity Commission. Sapere Research Group
- Oliver, R. (2016). Revenue funding options. Report prepared for NZ Productivity Commission inquiry into better urban planning
Download individual chapters of the report
19 August 2016: Draft report released for consultation
03 October 2016: Submissions close
February 2017: Final report due to Government
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