The central government has taken a stronger role in planning for how Auckland must grow, by introducing new rules for greater housing density across our city. Most of the government’s new rules are mandatory, but Auckland Council does have limited scope to make some decisions, and shares an overview of the big changes and what it means for Auckland. From 19 April to 9 May 2022, Aucklanders can have a say on some of the preliminary approaches to changing the Auckland Unitary Plan.