What is the minimum land size for subdivision in Auckland?

The minimum lot size for a new subdivision in Auckland is four hectares (9.9 acres). It’s important to know that this applies to all new sections and first time subdivisions – existing sections of land are not subject to these size restrictions. If you are looking to subdivide an existing section of your property, it is important to first contact your local council for advice.

One hectare (1,0square metres) is the minimum size for a subdivision in Auckland.

There is no minimum lot area for building within the Auckland region but the planning code does require a minimum lot area for subdivision. The minimum lot area for a subdivision in Auckland is 1 hectare. If you are looking to build a dwelling on a smaller lot, you will need to apply to the NZ Planning Authority for a minor subdivision and gain consent. The planning code does not apply to lots smaller than 1 hectare.

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If you are proposing a small lot, say less than square metres, your subdivision plans will need approval from the Auckland Council and Department of Urban Design and Environment.

Due to Auckland Council bylaws, the minimum size of a lot is 300 square metres. However, there are a number of ways around this, and it is not always straightforward. You can either submit a subdivision plan that proposes a smaller lot size (if there is sufficient open space between the lots), or you can present a site plan that demonstrates that your proposed lots can be amalgamated to create a larger lot.

These types of proposals are referred to as “micro subdivisions”.

While there’s no strict minimum lot size for a subdivision in Auckland, the Council does require that they all have a minimum lot size of 400m2. There are several reasons for this. Firstly, it gives the Council’s planning staff enough time to complete a detailed assessment of the subdivision proposal. It also gives the Council more control over the subdivision’s density and ensures that there’s sufficient open space between lots. While you can find plenty of small lots in Auckland, it’s important to bear in mind that it will take longer for your proposal to be approved.

The Auckland Council has a list of rules and conditions for micro subdivisions.

Restrictions on the minimum lot size vary from zone to zone, so you’ll need to refer to the map to check which applies to your area. Generally, a lot size of two or three hectares is needed, while larger lots are sometimes possible for more expensive areas.

The Auckland Council will also need to know the reasons for your proposal and what you are proposing to do with the land.

Council will want to know the minimum amount of land that will be required to accommodate a subdivision. A good rule of thumb is one hectare of flat land per lot, or 0.5 hectares for each dwelling unit, plus additional car parking and landscaping. Council will also want to understand the reasons for the proposed subdivision.

The Auckland Council will also need to know that the proposed lot size and shape will not impact on existing properties and that you will be able to maintain the natural environment of the area.

The minimum lot size that are allowed for subdivision varies depending on where you live. The Auckland Council website provides a comprehensive list of the lot area requirements for different zones.

The Auckland Council will also need to know that the proposed subdivision will not increase the amount of water runoff or pollution in the area.

The Auckland Council has set a minimum lot size of 1.3 hectares for most residential blocks in the Auckland region. This means that if you plan to develop a small section of your property as a lot, you will need to get a subdivision consent. This allows you to break down your larger property into smaller lots, making it easier to sell to buyers.


The minimum lot size for subdivision in Auckland is one hectare (10,000m2), which is the same as a four-acre lot (40,000m2). This is the smallest lot size allowed in Auckland’s new residential zones and is perfect for those looking to build a new home or investment property. If you’re looking for more space, you can increase the size of the lot by purchasing additional lots in the same subdivision.