The council assumes that only a very small proportion of rezoned land will be developed – 14% or lower for anything zoned over 3 storeys. (See Citywide Growth Figure Information Sheet )
This low assumed uptake rate means that huge amounts of land must be rezoned in order to get the numbers of houses needed to meet projected demand.
The impact is that development then gets scattered across a large area, instead of being grouped appropriately in one area.
We say this needs to change – other policy measures are needed to encourage the development of housing where the city actually wants it, based on infrastructure and transport investment. This means that a smaller amount of land overall needs to be rezoned, and it will be less expensive for the city to provide services.