Improve the efficiency and outcomes of infrastructure through spatial planning

Section: 6.3. Building attractive and inclusive cities


Resource management reforms should include requirements for regional spatial plans that:

  1. Provide clear direction to district plans and funding plans.
  2. Include mechanisms for participation by relevant central government infrastructure suppliers and Māori.
  3. Provide for cities to double or triple in population and provide alternative scenarios for the spatial distribution of growth, rather than providing only for a single growth scenario.
  4. Identify future infrastructure requirements, including future transport networks and other major infrastructure.


  • Manatū Mō Te Taiao | Ministry for the Environment
  • Te Tūāpapa Kura Kāinga | Ministry of Housing and Urban Development


2022 - 2026

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