Invest in a special housing area

We need more housing to meet the forecast population growth for Wellington and to improve housing affordability. It needs to be planned and in line with Council’s approach to providing for growth.

Apartments against blue sky.

We’ve got the accord and have approved special housing areas (SHA) with streamlined consenting process, along with incentives to make it as easy as we can.

Apply for resource consent in SHA

To book a pre-application meeting for a qualifying development visit our pre-application meetings page.

To apply for resource consent for a qualifying development, fill in this form:

Application for resource consent for a qualifying development in an approved Special Housing Area (289KB PDF)

For more information about how to apply or if you're a developer interested in working in the SHAs, email