Auckland is set to rapidly grow as plans to squeeze two Hamiltons' worth of housing development by 2030 gets the go ahead.
Auckland Transport revealed on Wednesday the new urban zoning and special housing areas plan in an attempt to ease the growing housing crisis and population boom in the Supercity.
South Auckland is expected to receive the all clear to develop an entire 98sq/km zone - equivalent to the size of Hamilton.
Auckland Transport chief executive David Warburton said on Wednesday west Auckland and the North Shore would also likely be given half a Hamilton each to redevelop.
More than 1.57 million people live in Auckland and Statistics New Zealand predicts the Supercity's population could surpass two million by 2030.
It is estimated that over 300,000 people will be working or attending education in the City's CBD by 2046, raising concerns Auckland's public transport system will struggle to cope.
A City Rail Link plan has been penciled, which involves extending the Northern Busway as well as putting in light rail into central Auckland.
A new Auckland Harbour crossing is being proposed as well as further extending the city's light rail plans.
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