Auckland Crown land housing development

A programme of work is underway to identify Crown-owned land in Auckland that is suitable and available for housing development, and to facilitate the construction of dwellings to increase housing supply, in collaboration with the iwi/ hapū of Tāmaki Makaurau and others.

The Tāmaki Collective Deed of Settlement - signed in 2012 between the Crown and Ngā Mana Whenua o Tāmaki Makaurau (Ngā Mana Whenua) – provides that where the Government intends to develop Crown land that is covered by the Deed of Settlement for housing, the Right of First Refusal (RFR) is not triggered but instead a development protocol applies. The protocol stipulates that Ngā Mana Whenua (through its Limited Partnership) must be offered the first opportunity to be the developer under the same terms and conditions that would apply to the private sector.

In September the Government announced a Housing Mahi Ngātahi Agreement with Ngā Mana Whenua. The Agreement reinforces the protocol, as well as setting out further ways for the Government and iwi to work together on common objectives for increasing housing supply.

Read the Housing Mahi Ngātahi agreement [PDF 490KB]

Read the development protocol [PDF 164KB]

Read proactively released briefings and Cabinet papers about the programme: