Improve development opportunities in areas already well served by infrastructure by:
- Accelerating the implementation of the National Policy Statement on Urban Development and monitoring compliance, including requirements to upzone around rapid-transit and employment centres.
- Enabling greater urban development, including requirements for minimum levels of mixed-use zoning and upzoning.
- Prioritising provision of human necessities, such as housing, over preservation of subjective preferences (e.g. heritage, character and amenity).
- Using national direction to set binding targets for increased housing and business capacity commensurate with future growth expectations, guided by land prices in high-demand areas.
Adopting independent hearings panels to review district plan changes.
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