Many elevated coastal developments in Auckland originate from unregulated bach developments that, over time, have been extended into complete family homes.
Larger coastal buildings, coupled with ongoing coastal erosion, mean that visible developments along Auckland’s coastline are increasing. However, with the exception of major commercial waterfront areas, most of Auckland’s developed coastline still retains a dense canopy of plants that softens, and sometimes completely screens, development. Any new subdivision along Auckland’s coastline must be planned carefully, and consider any erosion and coastal characteristics. Extensive landscaping and building setbacks should be incorporated in almost every instance.