Urban development

The National Policy Statement on Urban Development requires local authorities to ensure there is sufficient housing and business land development capacity to meet demand. Here you'll find our quarterly monitoring reports and our three-yearly housing and business development capacity report.

Indicators we monitor include:

  • prices and rents for housing, residential and business land by location and type, and changes in these prices and rents over time
  • the number of resource consents and building consents granted for urban development relative to the growth in population
  • housing affordability

Annual reports

Urban development capacity indicators 2021(PDF, 993KB)

Urban development capacity indicators 2020(PDF, 1MB)

Urban development capacity indicators 2019(PDF, 742KB)

Urban development capacity indicators 2017(PDF, 3MB)

The annual report for 2018 is included in the housing and business development capacity assessment report.

Quarterly reports

Urban development capacity indicators March 2022(PDF, 2MB)

Urban development capacity indicators September 2021(PDF, 2MB)

Urban development capacity indicators June 2021(PDF, 1MB)

Urban development capacity indicators March 2021(PDF, 568KB)

Urban development capacity indicators September 2020(PDF, 1MB)

Urban development capacity indicators June 2020(PDF, 1MB)

Urban development capacity indicators March 2020(PDF, 719KB)

Urban development capacity indicators September 2019(PDF, 1MB)

Urban development capacity indicators June 2019(PDF, 955KB) 

Housing and business development capacity

Summary report: Housing and business development capacity(PDF, 2MB)

Housing and business development capacity assessment report 2019(PDF, 19MB)

NPS Housing Capacity Assessment 2021 (Urban Development) (Executive Summary)(PDF, 275KB)

NPS Housing Capacity Assessment 2021 (Urban Development) (Full Report)(PDF, 2MB)