The Auckland Unitary Plan

Developing your property.

The new Unitary Plan may mean you can develop your site.

   

Working with our expert team of surveyors, engineers, planners and architects, realtyRETURNS will project manage your development.

Developing with realtyRETURNS...

Residential - Mixed Housing Suburban Zone

Subdividing and Building.

If your property can be subdivided and built on or you own land that can be subdivided and/or developed (for sale or investment), realtyRETURNS can manage the resource consents, building consents, new home construction, finishing details and landscaping of the new homes.

This zone has development options including building detached (stand alone) houses, terrace-style houses or a single house, covering up to 35% of the net site area. Houses can be one or two storeys and will have landscaped gardens. 

With realtyRETURNS as your agent, we take care of all the detail and project management so you can focus on the outcome.

Residential - Mixed Housing Urban Zone
Detached Dwellings, Terrace Housing and
Low-rise Apartments.

In this zone you have the privilege of being able to build to 11m high which is three levels of living and cover up to 45% of the net site area. 

This zone has development options including building detached (stand alone) dwellings, terrace-style house and low-rise apartments.

If you own property in this zone and would like to maximize the potential for profit (sale) or investment, engaging realtyRETURNS means we will manage obtaining resource and building consents as well as compliance and construction of the new dwellings.

With realtyRETURNS as your agent, we take care of all the detail and project management so you can focus on the outcome/profit.

Residential - Terrace Housing and Apartment Buildings Zone

High-intensity Development with Terrace Housing

and Apartment Buildings.

If you own property in this zone there are many development options open to you with the ability to build up to 16m which is five, six or seven storeys in identified Height Variation Control areas and cover up to 50% of the net site area. This zone provides for urban residential living in the form of apartments, terrace houses, detached (stand alone) houses or even a single house.

If you own property in this zone and would like to maximize the potential for profit (sale) or investment, engaging realtyRETURNS means we will manage obtaining resource and building consents as well as compliance and construction of the new dwellings.

With realtyRETURNS as your agent, we take care of all the detail and project management so you can focus on the outcome/profit.

Financing Your Development
Construction Loan or Sell Off The Plan.

Depending on the size of development you wish to undertake there are options for funding your project, each with differing levels of risk.

 

With high risk usually comes higher returns so if your financial position allows for a construction loan for your development this will generally yield you the highest returns.

 

If you wish to minimize your financial exposure there are also conservative options such as selling off the plan.

Once we understand the opportunity you have with your property will be able to put you in touch with one of our trusted and experienced financial brokers who will work independently with you.

Useful Auckland Council Links

Unitary Plan Guide 

An easy guide to understanding the Auckland Unitary Plan.

Know Your Zone

Find out which zone your property is in.

The Rules:

Find out the rules for your zone:

Single House Zone

Mixed Housing Suburban Zone

Mixed Housing Urban Zone

Terrace Housing and Apartment Buildings Zone

Rural and Coastal Settlement Zone