Wayne Brown keeps tabs on Christchurch's housing intensification defiance

Wayne Brown keeps tabs on Christchurch's housing intensification defiance
Auckland's new mayor Wayne Brown supports intensification, if it's driven by Aucklanders. (Image: NZME)
Oliver Lewis
Auckland mayor Wayne Brown is watching what happens to Christchurch city council over its defiance of government-directed housing intensification. Following a contentious process, Auckland council notified plan changes needed to enact the national policy statement on urban development (NPS-UD) and medium-density residential standards (MDRS) in August. The MDRS, the result of a bipartisan law, provides for three homes up to three storeys high in residential areas not covered by a qualifying matter.  Christchurch councillors contro...

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