Examples of density

Residential development

In general, residential development will be focussed on areas where residential sites already exist. It will be more compact and new development will be located in defined and designated areas. Future Proof aims to reduce the spread of development by increasing residential densities.

Intensification will be focused around existing towns and villages, the city heart, suburban centres, transport hubs and well serviced areas which are great places to live. The key areas and the timing for new (greenfield) and existing (brownfield) development will be identified.

Over time, places aim to reach the following density targets:

  • 50 households/ha: Hamilton city heart
  • 30 households/ha: Other intensified areas in Hamilton
  • 16 households/ha: Greenfield in Hamilton
  • 12-15 households/ha: Greenfield in Waikato and Waipa, and the large townships of Cambridge, Te Awamutu, Kihikihi, Huntly, Ngaruawahia, Raglan and Whaingaroa, Te Kauwhata
  • 8-10 households/ha: Greenfield in Waikato and Waipa serviced rural villages