Auckland's Unitary Plan had been revised by an independent hearings panel; and, in broad terms, it has recommended that the city become denser.
This increase in density is in line with the council's original thinking, but the panel has also made changes to the council's original planning wish-list.
Key points from the panel's recommendations:
The following two images show extra housing capacity, as enabled by the 2013 version, compared with the new recommendations released today:
The Auckland Council has 20 working days to consider the recommendations, and has to notify the public on its decisions by 19 August.
Councillors will begin their consideration of the recommendations on 10 August.