Who will deliver TOP’s UDA?
Both the major parties have tended to override local authorities. But while TOP’s UDA would be a central government act, local authorities would create their own Urban Development Plans – based on the work done for the Auckland Unitary Plan. Councils would deliver their own local UDA package, manage community engagement, and run urban design panels. The aim is for all regions to work together, sharing ideas and urban design professionals who sit on panels. Auckland has blazed the trail, so this large-scale roll out would follow a national urban development strategy.