The Government invites submissions on the proposed National Policy Statement on Urban Development Capacity

On: 8 June 2016

The proposed new National Policy Statement directs councils to provide sufficient development capacity in their resource management plans to meet housing and business demand.

It also includes a range of specific policies to support this. This would facilitate urban development that meets a range of needs for homes and jobs.

Anyone can make a submission, either online or in writing. Background documents, including a regulatory impact statement and discussion paper, are available on Ministry for the Environment website.

The closing date for submissions is Friday 15 July 2016.

You can make an online submission via the Ministry for the Environment’s website or by emailing

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