The draft of Auckland's Unitary Plan was launched at Viaduct Events Centre last week by Mayor Len Brown and Deputy Mayor Penny Hulse.

A 10-week public engagement period on the plan has also begun.

"The Unitary Plan will ensure that as our city grows we can protect the things Aucklanders value the most - great urban and rural environments, our heritage - and allow us to provide an effective, integrated transport system and genuine housing choices," said Mr Brown.

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