I hereby give notice that an ordinary meeting of the Planning Committee will be held on:

 

Date:

Time:

Meeting Room:

Venue:

 

Thursday, 2 June 2022

10.00am

Reception Lounge
Auckland Town Hall
301-305 Queen Street
Auckland

 

Kōmiti Whakarite Mahere / Planning Committee

 

OPEN AGENDA

 

 

 

 

MEMBERSHIP

 

Chairperson

Cr Chris Darby

 

Deputy Chairperson

Cr Josephine Bartley

 

Members

Cr Dr Cathy Casey

Cr Tracy Mulholland

 

Deputy Mayor Cr Bill Cashmore

Cr Daniel Newman, JP

 

Cr Fa’anana Efeso Collins

Cr Greg Sayers

 

Cr Pippa Coom

Cr Desley Simpson, JP

 

Cr Linda Cooper, JP

Cr Sharon Stewart, QSM

 

Cr Angela Dalton

Cr Wayne Walker

 

Cr Alf Filipaina, MNZM

Cr John Watson

 

Cr Christine Fletcher, QSO

IMSB Member Karen Wilson

 

Mayor Hon Phil Goff, CNZM, JP

Cr Paul Young

 

IMSB Member Hon Tau Henare

 

 

Cr Shane Henderson

 

 

Cr Richard Hills

 

 

(Quorum 11 members)

 

 

 

Kalinda Iswar

Kaitohutohu Mana Whakahaere Matua / Senior Governance Advisor

30 May 2022

 

Contact Telephone: 021 723 228

Email: kalinda.iswar@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

Website: www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz

 


 


 

Terms of Reference

 

Responsibilities

 

This committee guides the physical development and growth of Auckland through a focus on land use, transport and infrastructure strategies and policies relating to planning, growth, housing and the appropriate provision of enabling infrastructure, as well as programmes and strategic projects associated with these activities. The committee will establish an annual work programme outlining key focus areas in line with its key responsibilities, which include:

 

·         relevant regional strategy and policy

·         transportation

·         infrastructure strategy and policy

·         Unitary Plan, including plan changes (but not any wholesale review of the Plan)

·         Resource Management Act and relevant urban planning legislation framework

·         oversight of Council’s involvement in central government strategies, plans or initiatives that impact on Auckland’s future land use and infrastructure

·         Auckland Plan implementation reporting on priorities and performance measures

·         structure plans and spatial plans

·         housing policy and projects

·         city centre and waterfront development

·         regeneration and redevelopment programmes

·         built and cultural heritage, including public art

·         urban design

·         acquisition of property relating to the committee’s responsibilities and in accordance with the LTP

·         working with and receiving advice from the Heritage Advisory Panel, the Rural Advisory Panel and the Auckland City Centre Advisory Board to give visibility to the issues important to the communities they represent and to help effect change.

 

Powers

 

(i)      All powers necessary to perform the committee’s responsibilities, including:

(a)     approval of a submission to an external body

(b)     establishment of working parties or steering groups.

(ii)      The committee has the powers to perform the responsibilities of another committee, where it is necessary to make a decision prior to the next meeting of that other committee.

(iii)     If a policy or project relates primarily to the responsibilities of the Planning Committee, but aspects require additional decisions by the Environment and Climate Change Committee and/or the Parks, Arts, Community and Events Committee, then the Planning Committee has the powers to make associated decisions on behalf of those other committee(s). For the avoidance of doubt, this means that matters do not need to be taken to more than one of those committees for decisions.

(iii)     The committee does not have:

(a)     the power to establish subcommittees

(b)     powers that the Governing Body cannot delegate or has retained to itself (section 2).

 

Code of conduct

 

For information relating to Auckland Council’s elected members code of conduct, please refer to this link on the Auckland Council website - https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/about-auckland-council/how-auckland-council-works/elected-members-remuneration-declarations-interest/Pages/elected-members-code-conduct.aspx

Auckland Plan Values

 

The Auckland Plan 2050 outlines a future that all Aucklanders can aspire to. The values of the Auckland Plan 2050 help us to understand what is important in that future:

 

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Exclusion of the public – who needs to leave the meeting

 

Members of the public

 

All members of the public must leave the meeting when the public are excluded unless a resolution is passed permitting a person to remain because their knowledge will assist the meeting.

 

Those who are not members of the public

 

General principles

 

·           Access to confidential information is managed on a “need to know” basis where access to the information is required in order for a person to perform their role.

·           Those who are not members of the meeting (see list below) must leave unless it is necessary for them to remain and hear the debate in order to perform their role.

·           Those who need to be present for one confidential item can remain only for that item and must leave the room for any other confidential items.

·           In any case of doubt, the ruling of the chairperson is final.

 

Members of the meeting

 

·           The members of the meeting remain (all Governing Body members if the meeting is a Governing Body meeting; all members of the committee if the meeting is a committee meeting).

·           However, standing orders require that a councillor who has a pecuniary conflict of interest leave the room.

·           All councillors have the right to attend any meeting of a committee and councillors who are not members of a committee may remain, subject to any limitations in standing orders.

 

Independent Māori Statutory Board

 

·           Members of the Independent Māori Statutory Board who are appointed members of the committee remain.

·           Independent Māori Statutory Board members and staff remain if this is necessary in order for them to perform their role.

 

Staff

 

·           All staff supporting the meeting (administrative, senior management) remain.

·           Other staff who need to because of their role may remain.

 

Local Board members

 

·           Local Board members who need to hear the matter being discussed in order to perform their role may remain.  This will usually be if the matter affects, or is relevant to, a particular Local Board area.

 

Council Controlled Organisations

 

·           Representatives of a Council Controlled Organisation can remain only if required to for discussion of a matter relevant to the Council Controlled Organisation.

 

 


Planning Committee

02 June 2022

 

ITEM   TABLE OF CONTENTS                                                                                         PAGE

1          Apologies                                                                                                                        9

2          Declaration of Interest                                                                                                   9

3          Confirmation of Minutes                                                                                               9

4          Petitions                                                                                                                          9  

5          Public Input                                                                                                                    9

5.1     Public Input: Aotearoa Collective for Public Transport Equity - Free Fares Campaign                                                                                                              9

6          Local Board Input                                                                                                        10

7          Extraordinary Business                                                                                              10

8          Auckland Unitary Plan - Proposed Plan Change - Rezoning of 1023 and 1039 Linwood Road, Kingseat                                                                                             13

9          Summary of Planning Committee information items and briefings (including the forward work programme) – 2 June 2022                                                                 25

10        Consideration of Extraordinary Items

PUBLIC EXCLUDED

11        Procedural Motion to Exclude the Public                                                                 43

C1       Auckland Unitary Plan - Drury Private Plan Change Decisions (Covering report) 43

C2       Auckland Unitary Plan - Proposed Plan Change 5 - Whenuapai (Covering report) 43


1          Apologies

 

An apology from Cr A Filipaina has been received.

 

 

2          Declaration of Interest

 

Members are reminded of the need to be vigilant to stand aside from decision making when a conflict arises between their role as a member and any private or other external interest they might have.

 

 

3          Confirmation of Minutes

 

That the Planning Committee:

a)         confirm the ordinary minutes of its meeting, held on Thursday, 5 May 2022, including the confidential section, as a true and correct record.

 

 

4          Petitions

 

At the close of the agenda no requests to present petitions had been received.

 

 

5          Public Input

 

Standing Order 7.7 provides for Public Input.  Applications to speak must be made to the Governance Advisor, in writing, no later than one (1) clear working day prior to the meeting and must include the subject matter.  The meeting Chairperson has the discretion to decline any application that does not meet the requirements of Standing Orders.  A maximum of thirty (30) minutes is allocated to the period for public input with five (5) minutes speaking time for each speaker.

 

5.1       Public Input: Aotearoa Collective for Public Transport Equity - Free Fares Campaign

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       Yasmin Kidd and Cathy Bi-Riley from the Aotearoa Collective for Public Transport Equity (the collective) will speak to the committee about the Free Fares Campaign. The collective is a group of unions, churches, climate action organisations, student associations and local politicians united under the Free Fares campaign.

2.       The collective is advocating for free public transport for four groups:

·        Community Service Card holders

·        Tertiary students

·        Under-25s

·        Total Mobility Cardholders

3.       The collective wants to see public transport for the above groups fully funded by central government and requests Auckland Council pass a formal resolution of support for the campaign and join the collective.

4.       The collective has provided information about the Free Fares Campaign which is included as Attachment A.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Planning Committee:

a)      receive the public input from the Aotearoa Collective for Public Transport Equity regarding the free fares campaign and thank Yasmin Kidd and Cathy Bi-Riley for attending the meeting.

 

Attachments

a          Information about the Free Fares Campaign................................................. 47

 

 

6          Local Board Input

 

Standing Order 6.2 provides for Local Board Input.  The Chairperson (or nominee of that Chairperson) is entitled to speak for up to five (5) minutes during this time.  The Chairperson of the Local Board (or nominee of that Chairperson) shall wherever practical, give one (1) day’s notice of their wish to speak.  The meeting Chairperson has the discretion to decline any application that does not meet the requirements of Standing Orders.

 

This right is in addition to the right under Standing Order 6.1 to speak to matters on the agenda.

 

At the close of the agenda no requests for local board input had been received.

 

7          Extraordinary Business

 

Section 46A(7) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (as amended) states:

 

“An item that is not on the agenda for a meeting may be dealt with at that meeting if-

 

(a)        The local  authority by resolution so decides; and

 

(b)        The presiding member explains at the meeting, at a time when it is open to the public,-

 

(i)         The reason why the item is not on the agenda; and

 

(ii)        The reason why the discussion of the item cannot be delayed until a subsequent meeting.”

 

Section 46A(7A) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 (as amended) states:

 

“Where an item is not on the agenda for a meeting,-

 

(a)        That item may be discussed at that meeting if-

 

(i)         That item is a minor matter relating to the general business of the local authority; and

 

(ii)        the presiding member explains at the beginning of the meeting, at a time when it is open to the public, that the item will be discussed at the meeting; but

 

(b)        no resolution, decision or recommendation may be made in respect of that item except to refer that item to a subsequent meeting of the local authority for further discussion.”


Planning Committee

02 June 2022

 

Auckland Unitary Plan - Proposed Plan Change - Rezoning of 1023 and 1039 Linwood Road, Kingseat

File No.: CP2022/04622

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To seek approval to prepare and notify a proposed plan change to the Auckland Unitary Plan (AUP) to rezone 1023 and 1039 Linwood Road, Kingseat from Open Space – Sport and Active Recreation zone to Residential – Single House zone.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

2.       Planning for development in the Kingseat area was initiated by the legacy Franklin District Council and advanced by Auckland Council in the first few years after local government amalgamation. The area is identified in the Auckland Plan for urban development and the AUP zonings for the Kingseat precinct are based on the 2011 Kingseat Structure Plan. Both 1023 and 1039 Linwood Road are located in the Kingseat precinct and are zoned Open Space – Sport and Active Recreation zone. The properties are privately owned. Other zones in the Kingseat precinct include Business – Local Centre, Business – Light Industry, Residential – Mixed Housing Suburban and Residential – Single House zone.

3.       Staff from the council’s Community and Social Policy department have assessed the open space needs and provision in the area and advised the owners that the council does not wish to acquire any additional open space land adjoining the council’s existing three-hectare suburb park in the Kingseat precinct. The existing park is considered to be of an appropriate size. The provision of formal sports fields for current and future residents of the Kingseat area will be catered for at the nearby Karaka Recreation Reserve.

4.       Privately owned land is not typically zoned open space unless there is agreement with the landowner. Unless the council is willing to acquire 1023 and 1039 Linwood Road, the owner does not support the properties being zoned open space and has suggested the properties should be zoned Residential – Single House zone.

5.       Auckland Transport staff expressed an initial concern that the rezoning of the two properties could result in adverse effects on the transport network and that an Integrated Transport Assessment (ITA) was required.

6.       Two reports have subsequently been prepared that assess the transport and traffic effects of rezoning the two properties to Residential – Single House zone:

a)   An Integrated Transport Assessment (ITA) to assess a potential plan change

b)   A wider transport review/assessment of the Kingseat precinct.

7.       The ITA concludes that additional development provided by a change in zoning to Residential – Single House zone could be accommodated by the local transport network. The ITA also notes that the existing Kingseat precinct provisions are adequate to ensure that any development within the plan change area would provide appropriate improvements to the local transport network to support development.


 

8.       In terms of the wider area, the additional transport review/assessment concludes that the currently anticipated land use will increase the level of morning peak period traffic congestion on both Linwood Road and Hingaia Road; and increase pressure on the Papakura interchange. The report also concludes that there is little ability to increase the capacity of the general traffic network in this area, so residents living in Kingseat and Karaka North would instead need to be given better choices to ‘opt out’ of peak period congestion. The report identifies options which include:

·     travel demand management measures that reduce the need for travel

·     a land use development pattern that provides local destinations, such as local schools, shops and community facilities within Kingseat

·     significantly improved public transport offering, relative to the existing peak direction bus service on Linwood Road.

9.       While 1023 and 1039 Linwood Road contain prime soils, this is no different to the remainder of the Kingseat precinct, which underwent a structure planning and rezoning process several years ago. While unable to be developed for housing, the current Open Space – Sport and Active Recreation zoning does not protect or provide access to the soils. It is also important to note that the Kingseat precinct, including 1023 and 1039 Linwood Road, is identified for urban development in the Auckland Plan.

10.     Ngāti Tamaoho and Ngaati Te Ata Waiohua have indicated they have concerns with the proposed rezoning due to the absence of adequate water supply and wastewater infrastructure in the Kingseat area. There are triggers in the Kingseat precinct which would make any proposed subdivision without the necessary public water supply and wastewater infrastructure in place, a non-complying activity. Further, Ngāti Tamaoho and Ngaati Te Ata Waiohua would be consulted with and involved in any resource consent process for a public reticulated water supply and sewerage disposal system.

11.     In summary, for the following reasons it is recommended that a plan change is prepared and notified to rezone the properties at 1023 and 1039 Linwood Road from Open Space – Sport and Active Recreation to Residential – Single House zone:

·    the open space needs for current and future residents in the Kingseat area are met by existing council-owned land;

·    the owner does not support the current zoning (unless the council is willing to acquire the properties);

·    lack of any concerns specific to the proposed rezoning in the ITA and wider transport review/assessment;

·    Auckland Transport and Watercare do not object to the proposed rezoning;

·    the current zoning does not protect or provide access to the prime soils present on the land;

·    the planning history for the Kingseat precinct and the identification of the Kingseat precinct (including 1023 and 1039 Linwood Road) for urban development in the Auckland Plan;

·    iwi will be able to become involved in resource consent processes for subdivision, reticulated water supply and wastewater infrastructure and discharge consents

12.     It is also noted that the proposed rezoning is supported by the Franklin Local Board.


 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Planning Committee:

a)      approve the preparation and notification of a proposed plan change to rezone 1023 and 1039 Linwood Road, Kingseat from Open Space – Sport and Active Recreation zone to Residential – Single House zone.

b)      approve consequential amendments to the maps and text in the Kingseat precinct to reflect the proposed change in zoning.

 

Horopaki

Context

13.     Plan Change 28 (Kingseat Structure Plan) to the legacy Franklin District Plan was publicly notified on 20 January 2011 and made operative on 21 July 2015 following the resolution of appeals. The structure plan showed a future sports park in the vicinity of 1023 and 1039 Linwood Road, Kingseat.

14.     The AUP zoned 1023 and 1039 Linwood Road as Open Space – Sport and Active Recreation zone. It also applied other zones to the Kingseat area, including Business – Local Centre, Business – Light industry, Residential – Mixed Housing Suburban and Residential – Single House zone.

15.     1023 and 1039 Linwood Road, Kingseat are owned by Kingseat Village Limited. The open space zoning was included Plan Change 28 to the legacy Franklin District Plan with the agreement of the landowner.

16.     In October 2019, staff within the council’s Community and Social Policy department confirmed that, in accordance with the council’s Open Space Provision Policy, the council does not wish to acquire any additional open space land adjoining the council’s existing three hectare suburb park. The provision of formal sports fields for current and future residents of the Kingseat precinct will be catered for at the nearby Karaka Recreation Reserve.

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17.     1023 and 1039 Linwood Road, Kingseat were originally proposed to be included in Proposed Plan Change 60 – Open Space and Other Rezoning Matters. However, Auckland Transport expressed concern that the rezoning of the two properties could result in adverse traffic effects and that an Integrated Transport Assessment (ITA) was required to support the plan change. The properties were subsequently withdrawn from Proposed Plan Change 60.

18.     Transport specialists were then engaged to assess the transport and traffic effects of rezoning the two properties to Residential – Single House zone. Two reports have been prepared:

a)      An Integrated Transport Assessment (ITA) to assess a potential plan change

b)      A wider transport review/assessment of the Kingseat precinct.

19.     The findings of the two studies are considered under the analysis and advice section below.

Tātaritanga me ngā tohutohu

Analysis and advice

Open Space Caselaw

20.     Privately owned land is not typically zoned open space unless there is agreement with the land owner.

21.     There is relevant caselaw on the zoning of private land as open space (or equivalent). They are:

a)         Dilworth Trust Board v Dunholme Lawn Tennis Club  & Auckland City (1980)    A142/80

b)         Golf (2012) Ltd v Thames-Coromandel District Council [2019] NZEnvC 112.

22.     In the Dilworth case, the Environment Court found it was unreasonable to apply Recreation D zoning from the Auckland City District Plan to private land used for recreation purposes, without the consent or acquiescence of the owner of that land. The Court noted that in “the case of the present appellants, they oppose that form of zoning for their land. The appeals must therefore be allowed”.

23.     However, in the Golf (2012) Ltd case, the Environment Court found that there is no general principle that private land cannot be zoned as open space against the owner’s wishes, and that the planning history of an area is relevant to determining the appropriateness of zoning for a particular site. The Court concluded that each case needs to be determined on its own merits.

24.     The particular factors that were determinative in this case were that the site had been open space for a number of years and this was known to the appellant when it was purchased, and the site and surrounding area also had high amenity value which required protection. It should be noted that in the Court’s decision, it was recommended that the council and Matarangi Community make it a priority to formally acquire the land of the golf course which was zoned open space. Therefore, this case could be distinguished from others where such factors are not present.

25.     There are no special or unusual factors applying to 1023 and 1039 Linwood Road that would warrant the retention of the open space zoning.

Integrated Transport Assessment and Wider Area Effects

26.     In the ITA, the transport specialists consider that additional development opportunities provided by a plan change could be accommodated by the local transport network. They also consider that the existing Kingseat Precinct provisions are adequate to ensure that any development within the plan change area would provide appropriate improvements to the local transport network to support development.

27.     In terms of the wider transport network, the transport specialists consider that the currently anticipated land use development will increase the level of morning peak period traffic congestion on both Linwood Road and Hingaia Road, and increase pressure on Papakura interchange. The effects of this increasing congestion have not previously been fully considered, through for example the Te Tupu Ngatahi/Supporting Growth Alliance programme of work.

28.     Demands for private car travel on the Linwood Road/Hingaia Road corridor are predicted to exceed capacity in the future, as will demand for travel through Papakura interchange. This is to be expected through growth anticipated across the wider South Auckland area. Waka Kotahi will continue its role of managing demand on the motorway network through ramp metering, and prioritising high productivity vehicles through T2/truck lanes at Papakura interchange. However, there is little ability to increase the capacity of the general traffic network in this area, so residents living in Kingseat and Karaka North would instead need to be given better choices to ‘opt out’ of peak period congestion. Options include:

·   Travel Demand Management measures that reduce the need for travel

·   a land use development pattern that provides local destinations, such as local schools, shops and community facilities within Kingseat

·   significantly improved public transport offering, relative to the existing peak direction bus service on Linwood Road. This may include:

o more frequent bus services to Waiuku and Papakura

o new bus services such as to Drury, and to proposed new train stations at Drury West and Paerata

o interventions to make the proposed new train stations at Drury West and Paerata more attractive. These stations are intended to include park and ride facilities that may well attract commutes from Kingseat and Karaka North

o interventions to prioritise high productivity vehicles, such as transit lanes on Hingaia Road.

Water Supply and Wastewater Infrastructure

29.     Kingseat is not currently serviced by public reticulated water supply and waste water infrastructure.

30.     In terms of water and wastewater, the Kingseat precinct contains the following policy:

(10) Ensure infrastructure provision for public water supply and one public waste water system in the precinct is in advance of, or concurrent with, any resource consents for subdivision and development, provided that resource consent for the reticulated and treated waste water disposal and any required resource consents for storm water discharge have been granted.

31.     This is implemented via the following precinct standard:

 I418.6.12. Wastewater and Water Supply

(1) Any site located within the Kingseat precinct must be connected to a public reticulated wastewater treatment and disposal system.

(2) Any site located within the Kingseat precinct, must be connected to a public reticulated water supply and network.

32.     Subdivision of sites within the Kingseat Precinct that are not connected to a public reticulated water supply or a public reticulated sewage disposal system, and where all necessary resource consents have not been granted for a public reticulated water supply network and a public reticulated sewage disposal system, is a non–complying activity.

33.     Both Watercare and the owner of 1023 and 1039 Linwood Road – Kingseat Village Limited, are currently investigating the provision of water supply and wastewater infrastructure for the Kingseat area.

34.     Kingseat Village Limited has been granted a resource consent (on 1 April 2022) “to take and use a total of 714m3/day and 260,610m3 per year of ground water from the Franklin Te Hihi North Waitemata Aquifer with three proposed bores for a reticulated water supply to service residential, commercial and community uses in the Kingseat Precinct area”.

Elite and Prime Soils

35.     Kingseat, including 1023 and 1039 Linwood Road is identified as an area of prime soils.

36.     While central government has yet to finalise its National Policy Statement on Highly Productive Land, the AUP contains an objective for the growth of existing or new rural and coastal towns and villages that states:

Avoid elite soils and avoid where practicable prime soils which are significant for their ability to sustain food production.”

This objective is the subject of extensive and ongoing litigation in the Environment Court and High Court in response to the council’s rejection of the Auckland Unitary Plan Independent Hearings Panel’s recommendation to enable urban development at Crater Hill and Pūkaki near Māngere.

37.     Both 1023 and 1039 Linwood Road were part of the Kingseat Structure Plan. That plan resulted in urban zonings being applied to the Kingseat area, which is identified in the Auckland Plan for urban development. The two properties have a combined area of approximately five hectares. They are contiguous with land zoned Residential – Single House zone. The original intention of the structure plan was that the two sites (along with a third site owned by the council) were to be developed and used for sport and active recreation. They are not currently used for food production.

38.     Taking into account the planning history of the Kingseat area, the relatively small land area in question, and the fact that the Kingseat precinct (including the two properties) is identified for urban development in the Auckland Plan, on balance, the proposed rezoning to Residential – Single House zone is considered to be appropriate and consistent with the objectives and policies of the AUP.

Appropriate Alternative Zone

39.     When land is no longer required as open space, the most appropriate alternative zone is typically the zoning of the adjacent land. 1039 Linwood Road, Kingseat is adjacent to the Residential – Single House zone. 1023 Linwood Road is adjacent to the Rural – Rural Production zone. However, of the two zones, the most appropriate zoning is considered to be Residential – Single House zone. Applying this zone would create a consistent zone boundary between residential and rural zones.

40.     The advantages and disadvantages of the feasible zoning options are summarised below:

 

Open Space – Sport and Active Recreation

Residential – Single House

Rural – Rural Production

Advantages

Reflects the original Kingseat Structure Plan

 

Minimises potential reverse sensitivity effects by limiting development adjacent to the proposed primary school

 

Provides for additional residential development (up to 90 dwellings) in close proximity to the future village centre

 

Likely to enhance the economic viability of the centre

 

Additional development in close proximity to the centre and primary school thereby reducing vehicle trips that would come from further away

Retention of five hectares of prime soils

 

Consistent zoning with land to the east

 

Retains “open character” of the land

 

 

 

Consistent zone boundary between urban zones and rural zoned land

 

Reflects the original Kingseat Structure Plan boundary

 

Disadvantages

Additional open space is not required in this area

 

To secure the land as a park, the council would be required to pay for the acquisition of open space which is not required

Development of five hectares of prime soils

 

Additional five hectares of land that requires servicing

Loss of additional residential

development (up to 90 dwellings)

 

Economic viability of the centre is reduced

 

Zone boundary between urban zonings and rural zoned land loses its consistency

 

Does not reflect the original Kingseat Structure Plan boundary

 

41.     The Residential – Single House zoning is the recommended zoning for the reasons stated above.

National Policy Statement on Urban Development 2020

42.     Policy 3(d) of the National Policy Statement on Urban Development (NPS UD), as amended by the  Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2021 states:

Policy 3: In relation to tier 1 urban environments, regional policy statements and district plans enable:

d) Within and adjacent to neighbourhood centres zones, local centre zones, and town centre zones (or equivalent), building heights and density or urban form commensurate with the level of commercial activity and community services.

43.     Kingseat village is zoned as a Business – Local Centre zone. However, at present it does not provide a range of commercial and community services and is not served by frequent public transport. As such, a more intensive zoning than the Residential – Single House zone is considered to be at odds with the over-arching intent of the NPS UD of creating well-functioning urban environments.


 

Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply) Amendment Act 2021

44.     Under section 77F Duty of specified territorial authorities to incorporate Medium Density Residential Standards (MDRS) and give effect to policy 3 or 5 in residential zones:

(1)   Every relevant residential zone of a specified territorial authority [includes Auckland Council] must have the MDRS incorporated into that zone

(2)   Every residential zone in an urban environment of a specified territorial authority must give effect to policy 3 or policy 5, as the case requires, in that zone.

45.     Section 2 – Interpretation, contains the following definitions:

Relevant Residential zone

a)    means all residential zones; but

b)    does not include –

(i)    a large lot residential zone;

(ii) an area predominantly urban in character that the 2018 census recorded as having a resident population of less than 5,000, unless a local authority intends the area to become part of an urban environment.

46.     The Kingseat – Karaka statistical area (see map below) had a 2018 usually resident population of 2904. Kingseat – Karaka also lies outside the Auckland Unitary Plan’s Rural Urban Boundary.

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47.     Therefore, the Kingseat area is not subject to the Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply) Amendment Act 2021.


 

Tauākī whakaaweawe āhuarangi

Climate impact statement

48.     1023 and 1039 Linwood Road are not located in an area that is at risk of coastal inundation or coastal erosion, however approximately 15 percent of 1023 Linwood Road is located within the 1 percent AEP flood plain. The extent of the flood plain is minor enough that it can be managed/avoided at the subdivision/land development stage. As such, the proposed rezoning will not increase the risk of exposure to the adverse effects of climate change.

49.     With respect to mitigating impacts on climate, it is likely that a reasonable proportion of the residents living in the additional dwellings that would be enabled by the proposed rezoning would drive to work on a regular basis, and that in the short term, this could result in an increase in vehicle emissions compared to not enabling additional development in the Kingseat area. Secondary school children and those attending tertiary institutions would also need to be driven or drive on a regular basis. However, as the area develops the viability of a local bus service to Pukekohe is likely to increase, and with that, a reduction in private vehicle trips and emissions.

50.     With respect to other transport trips, the properties are in close proximity (250m to the edge) to the proposed Kingseat village centre, and therefore will be within a walkable distance to local goods and services.

51.     With respect to other transport trips, the properties are in close proximity to the proposed Kingseat village centre, and it is therefore likely that walking and cycling would be the most common mode of travel for daily and weekly needs.

Ngā whakaaweawe me ngā tirohanga a te rōpū Kaunihera

Council group impacts and views

52.     The proposed plan change is in response to advice from the council’s Community and Social Policy department, who have advised that 1023 and 1039 Linwood Road, Kingseat are not required as open space.

53.     As discussed above, Auckland Transport staff expressed an initial concern that the rezoning of the two properties could result in adverse traffic effects and that an Integrated Transport Assessment (ITA) was required to support the proposed plan change.

54.     Transport specialists have assessed the transport and traffic effects of rezoning the two properties to Residential – Single House zone. Two reports have been prepared:

a)      An Integrated Transport Assessment (ITA) to assess a potential plan change

b)      A wider transport review/assessment of the Kingseat precinct.

55.     Auckland Transport staff have reviewed and provided input into both reports and agree with the conclusions reached (i.e. that the proposed rezoning can proceed), because the potential number of additional houses enabled, is not significant in comparison to the wider area.

56.     Watercare is currently investigating water supply and wastewater issues in the wider Kingseat area. Watercare staff advise they have no objection to the proposed rezoning and the council proceeding with the plan change process.

Ngā whakaaweawe ā-rohe me ngā tirohanga a te poari ā-rohe

Local impacts and local board views

57.     Initial consultation occurred with the Franklin Local Board in 2019 when 1023 and 1039 Linwood Road, Kingseat were initially included in Plan Change 60. The properties were subsequently withdrawn from that plan change due to concerns over potential traffic/transport issues arising from development for residential purposes.

58.     The Chairperson of the Franklin Local Board had raised an issue relating to a park and school that would be divided by an access road to a new residential development (see map below showing the proposed school (hatched and within the blue outline) and 1039 Linwood Road (with the blue outline)). The Chair was concerned this was a poor design and safety outcome and expressed the view that the council should work with Ministry of Education (MoE) to suggest that the school and park land are contiguous, meaning the access road to the rear residential area is on the outside of the western and southern sides of the MoE land.

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59.     Since the withdrawal of 1023 and 1039 Linwood Road, Kingseat from Plan Change 60, the designation for a new primary school has advanced.

60.     The Franklin Local Board views on the proposed designation included:

a)   support the Ministry of Education acquisition of land for a school at Kingseat, noting that a school will be an important centre of this growing community

b)   recommend that the design of the space is reviewed so that the designated reserve adjacent to the proposed school property is adjoined with the school and separation by road avoided.

61.     The MoE’s comments on b) above are summarised below: -

“As part of the negotiations to purchase the land the seller (Kingseat Village Limited - KVL) needed to retain access to the only existing road – Linwood Road.   Therefore, KVL retained a strip from Linwood Road to the rear of the site to ensure they have practical road access for future use of that site.  Other indictive roads cross land they do not own so there is no guarantee of the timing or alignment of those roads……… 

Whilst the matter raised by the Board is acknowledged, the Ministry have settled on the land purchase subject to the NoR and does not own the strip separating it from the Council reserve.  The matter raised by the Board as part of the NOR consultation was after the purchase of the land had been completed, so it is not a matter that the Ministry is in a position to change. The land at the rear is still zoned reserve so would require a plan change to be developed for residential use.

If a future road is developed to serve land at the rear, we envisage that a pedestrian crossing(s) with traffic calming measures such as speed bumps or a raised table could be implemented to ensure safe and suitable connections between the school and the park.  Further, advice from Abley [MoE’s traffic expert] is that any side road at this location would likely to be designed to a 30km/h speed limit (as per AT’s TDM recommendations) and would also be beneficial for providing alternative road access from Linwood Road to the school”.

62.     On 26 May 2021, a panel of Independent Hearing Commissioners appointed by Auckland Council issued its recommendation to Minister of Education that the Notice of Requirement be confirmed.

63.     On the 4 June 2021, the Minister advised that the council’s recommendation was accepted in full.

64.     The future subdivision of 1023 and 1039 Linwood Road will be the appropriate time to address the issue of the proposed primary school and existing park being separated by the access to 1039 Linwood Road, Kingseat. Any required changes in zoning can be addressed at a later date via the council’s annual open space zoning plan change.

65.     The Franklin Local Board once again considered the possibility of a proposed plan change at its meeting on 22 March 2022 and supported the proposed rezoning.

Tauākī whakaaweawe Māori

Māori impact statement

66.     Both 1023 and 1039 Linwood Road, Kingseat were originally part of Plan Change 60.

67.     During the preparation of Plan Change 60, a copy of the draft plan change was forwarded to all Auckland’s 19 iwi authorities for comment. The properties were subsequently withdrawn from PC60, but the feedback received remains relevant.

68.     Feedback on the plan change as a whole was received from:

a)   Ngāti Manuhiri – who wished to reserve their rights for cultural engagement and to be notified of the plan change;

b)   Waikato Tainui – who supported mana whenua to take the lead role in this plan change.

69.     There was no feedback specifically on 1023 and 1039 Linwood Road, Kingseat.

70.     Subsequent discussions with representatives from Ngāti Tamaoho and Ngaati Te Ata Waiohua have indicated that they have concerns with the proposed rezoning and the absence of water supply and wastewater infrastructure in the Kingseat area.

71.     As discussed under the Water Supply and Wastewater Infrastructure section of this report, there are triggers in the Kingseat Precinct which would make any proposed subdivision without the necessary public water supply and wastewater infrastructure in place, a non-complying activity.

72.     Further, Ngāti Tamaoho and Ngaati Te Ata Waiohua were both involved in the Kingseat Village Limited’s resource consent process to take water and would likewise be involved in any resource consent process for a public reticulated sewerage disposal system.

73.     Discussions are taking place with Te Akitai Waiohua. An update on those discussions will be provided at the meeting.

Ngā ritenga ā-pūtea

Financial implications

74.     The possibility of having to progress this plan change has been known about since 2019 and the project is part of the Plans and Places department work programme. The costs of the plan change process are therefore able to be managed within the department’s current operating budget. Costs associated with the plan change hearing are covered by the Democracy Services department budget.

75.     There are existing financial issues in terms of longer term and wider infrastructure requirements for water supply, waste water and transport in the Kingseat and wider area. However, analysis by council, Auckland Transport and Watercare staff and consultants has confirmed that the proposed rezoning and additional dwellings that would be enabled is insignificant compared to the existing development already enabled under the Auckland Unitary Plan. In terms of transport, there is currently no funding available to address the wider issues. The Kingseat precinct in the AUP is able to address local transport issues. In terms of water and wastewater, as discussed above, Kingseat Village Limited is pursuing its own infrastructure solution at its own cost. In parallel, Watercare is pursuing a solution for Kingseat as part of a wider network solution.

Ngā raru tūpono me ngā whakamaurutanga

Risks and mitigations

76.     The only identified risk associated with the proposed rezoning of 1023 and 1039 Linwood Road, Kingseat from Open Space – Sport and Active Recreation zone to Residential – Single House zone is development occurring within the 1 percent AEP flood plain. This risk is mitigated through the subdivision and development rules in the Auckland Unitary Plan. Those rules enable the council to decline resource consent applications that fail to avoid or mitigate the adverse effects of exposing people to natural hazards.

77.     As noted above, the effects of increased traffic volumes in the wider area is an existing issue that will require attention in the future.

Ngā koringa ā-muri

Next steps

78.     If the Planning Committee approves notification of the proposed plan change, it would then follow the normal plan change process set out in the Resource Management Act.

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

There are no attachments for this report.      

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Tony Reidy - Team Leader Planning

Authorisers

John Duguid - General Manager - Plans and Places

Megan Tyler - Chief of Strategy

 

 


Planning Committee

02 June 2022

 

Summary of Planning Committee information items and briefings (including the forward work programme) – 2 June 2022

File No.: CP2022/06914

 

  

 

Te take mō te pūrongo

Purpose of the report

1.       To note the progress on the forward work programme included as Attachment A.

2.       To receive a summary and provide a public record of memos or briefing papers that have been held or been distributed to committee members.

Whakarāpopototanga matua

Executive summary

3.       This is a regular information-only report which aims to provide greater visibility of information circulated to committee members via memo/briefing or other means, where no decisions are required.

4.       The following workshops and briefings have taken place:

Date

Subject

25/5/2022

5.       Confidential: National Policy Statement on Urban Development – consultation feedback on the council’s preliminary response (no attachment)

25/5/2022

Confidential: Programme development for Waka Kotahi’s Streets for People 2021-2024 fund (no attachment)

 

6.       The following memoranda and information items have been sent:

Date

Memoranda, Correspondence, Information Item

May 2022

Auckland Monthly Housing Update – May 2022

3/5/2022

7.       Memo: Cycling Mode Share Case Studies

12/5/2022

8.       Memo: Additional Waitematā Harbour Connections – update on procurement process and next steps

26/5/2022

9.       Memo: Update on two recent Environment Court decisions on Auckland Unitary Plan - Plan Change appeals

10.     These documents can be found on the Auckland Council website, at the following link:

http://infocouncil.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/

at the top left of the page, select meeting/Te hui “Planning Committee” from the drop-down tab and click “View”;

under ‘Attachments’, select either the HTML or PDF version of the document entitled ‘Extra Attachments’.

11.     Note that, unlike an agenda report, staff will not be present to answer questions about the items referred to in this summary.  Planning Committee members should direct any questions to the authors.

 

Ngā tūtohunga

Recommendation/s

That the Planning Committee:

a)      tuhi ā-taipitopito / note the progress on the forward work programme included as Attachment A of the agenda report.

b)      whiwhi / receive the Summary of Planning Committee information items and briefings – 2 June 2022.

 

 

Ngā tāpirihanga

Attachments

No.

Title

Page

a

Planning Committee forward work programme

27

b

Auckland Monthly Housing Update – May 2022 (Under Separate Cover)

 

c

Memo on Cycling Mode Share Case Studies (Under Separate Cover)

 

d

Memo: Additional Waitematā Harbour Connections – update on procurement process and next steps (Under Separate Cover)

 

e

Memo: Update on two recent Environment Court decisions on Auckland Unitary Plan - Plan Change appeals (Under Separate Cover)

 

     

Ngā kaihaina

Signatories

Author

Kalinda Iswar - Kaitohutohu Mana Whakahaere Matua / Senior Governance Advisor

Authoriser

Megan Tyler - Chief of Strategy

 

 


Planning Committee

02 June 2022

 

 

Kōmiti Whakarite Mahere / Planning Committee

Forward Work Programme 2022

This committee guides the physical development and growth of Auckland through a focus on land use, transport and infrastructure strategies and policies relating to planning, growth, housing and the appropriate provision of enabling infrastructure, as well as programmes and strategic projects associated with these activities. The full terms of reference can be found here.

 

Area of work and Lead Department

Reason for work

Committee role

(decision and/or direction)

Expected timeframes

Highlight the meeting(s) this is expected to come to committee in 2022

  3 Feb 

  3 Mar 

  31 Mar 

  5 May 

  2 Jun

  30 Jun 

  4 Aug 

  1 Sep 

Urban Growth and Housing

National Policy Statement on Urban Development and related enactments

Chief Planning Office

The National Policy Statement on Urban Development (NPS UD) was gazetted by the government on 20 July 2020 and comes into force on 20 August 2020 with ongoing timeframes for implementation. The purpose of the NPS UD is to require councils to plan well for growth and ensure a well-functioning urban environment for all people, communities and future generations. The Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2021 will result in significantly more land within urban Auckland being affected by the intensification plan change required under the NPS UD. The Act requires medium density residential standards be incorporated into the Auckland Unitary Plan.

Decisions sought will include:

·    consideration of the significant policy and implementation issues that are presented by the NPS on Urban Development, approve the detailed work programme for the next phase of work

·    approval to proceed with plan changes and to notify plan changes;

·    consider engagement approach with Aucklanders (proposed to take place in April) on the NPS UD/Enabling Housing Supply Act ‘intensification plan change

Progress to date:

Endorsed work programme PLA/2021/8 and workshops held Feb – March 2022.

Received findings of Housing Development Capacity Assessment PLA/2021/77

Approved development of a plan change to Regional Policy Statement of the Auckland Unitary Plan PLA/2021/78

Endorsed approaches to the intensification provisions relating to walkable catchments, special character areas and qualifying matters PLA/2021/80 and all other locations PLA/2021/97

Endorsed the development of a plan change to address matters arising from the removal of carparking minimums PLA/2021/104

Endorsed principles for the application of new policy 3(d) in the NPD UD arising from the Enabling Housing Supply Amendment Act PLA/2022/11

Endorsed council’s preliminary response to the NPS UD and Enabling Housing Supply Act for public engagement PLA/2022/31

 

 

The 2022 work programme includes workshops in February, March, May, June and July with reports due on 31 March, 30 June and 4 August. Topics include:

·    Implementation of the NPS UD in the city centre

·    Quality built environment and enabling 6+ storey within ‘walkable catchments’

·    Issues arising from the removal of parking minimums and private ways

·    Intensification plan change proposals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Future Development Strategy

Auckland Plan, Strategy and Research

Within the NPS UD framework, there is a requirement to complete a Future Development Strategy (FDS) in time to inform the 2024 Long-term Plan. The purpose of the FDS is to help Council set the high-level vision for accommodating urban growth over the long term and identify strategic priorities to inform other development-related decisions. The FDS will spatially identify where long- term growth should happen.

Decision required: endorsement of the interim strategic direction of the Future Development Strategy

Progress to date:

Workshops are planned for March, May June and July 2022.

Report due 1 September.

Further committee decisions will be needed in the first half of 2023.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Affordable Housing

Chief Planning Office

To progress the resolution (PLA /2019/17) on Auckland Council’s role and position on affordable housing in phases:

Progress report and approach to advice

Decision required: receive Affordable Housing progress update and insights

 

Progress to date:

Forward work programme approved and political working party formed PLA/2020/65

Update memo November 2021

Report due August 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crown Auckland Council Joint Work Programme

Chief Planning Office

Quarterly update on the Crown and Auckland Council Joint Work Programme on Urban Growth and Housing.

Decision required: Generally none. Receive updates by memorandum on JWP and any proposed changes to the workstreams. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Updated Area Plans for parts of Māngere-Ōtāhuhu and Ōtara-Papatoetoe

Plans and Places

Area plans are non-statutory documents which provide a framework to support growth and development in the area over the next 30 years. Approval of the area plans by the Māngere-Ōtāhuhu and Ōtara-Papatoetoe local boards will be sought in August 2022.

Decision required: consider and adopt the updated area plans

Report due 1 September.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Integrated Area Plan for parts of Albert Eden and Puketāpapa Local Boards

Plans and Places

Area plans are non-statutory documents which provide a framework to support growth and development in the area over the next 30 years. Endorsement of the integrated area plan by the Albert-Eden and Puketāpapa local boards will be sought in July/August 2022.

Decision required: consider and adopt the area plan

Report due 1 September.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Unitary Plan Monitoring including Climate response (led by Plans and Places)

Auckland Unitary Plan Monitoring Report

Plans and Places

Statutory requirement under section 35 of the Resource Management Act to provide a comprehensive monitoring report five years from date the Auckland Unitary Plan became ‘operative in part’ (i.e. by November 2021). This work will consist of a series of monitoring reports delivered in a phased way from 2022 onwards. Examples of monitoring topics include urban growth and form, quality built environment, historic heritage, indigenous biodiversity, Māori economic, social and cultural development, natural hazards (including flooding) and climate change. This work may result in plan changes being recommended ahead of the review of the Auckland Unitary Plan in 2026.

Decisions required: Interim reports seeking committee feedback and decisions on possible plan changes ahead of the review of the Auckland Unitary Plan in 2026. 

Reports due 2 June, 30 June and 4 August 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Enabling Rainwater Tanks Plan Change

Plans and Places

Mandating the installation of rainwater tanks in certain situations.

Decisions required: committee to consider options and recommendations

 

Progress to date:

Delegated authority to approve notification of the plan change PLA/2020/47

Memo update October 2021.

Report due August 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auckland Plan 2050

Auckland Plan Annual Scorecard (monitoring report) and Annual Update

Auckland Plan, Strategy and Research

To report annual progress against the 33 measures of the Auckland Plan 2050

Decision required: Receive annual scorecard and approve updates to measures and the plan

 

Progress to date:

The next annual monitoring report is due 30 June.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Resource Management Act framework reform

Resource Management system reform – Natural and Built Environment Bill

Auckland Plan, Strategy and Research

The Natural and Built Environments Act (NBA) to provide for land use and environmental regulation (this would be the primary replacement for the current RMA)

Resource management is a core aspect of Auckland Council’s role. The size and scope of this reform means that these reforms will shape council’s strategic context for at least the next decade.

Decision required: approval of council approach and submission. The bill is expected to be introduced in the second half of 2022.

 

Progress to date:

authority delegated to approve council’s input on Transforming Aotearoa New Zealand’s resource management system discussion materials PLA/2022/3 February 2022

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TBC

TBC

Resource Management system reform – Strategic Planning Bill

Auckland Plan, Strategy and Research

The Strategic Planning Act to integrate with other legislation relevant to development (such as the Local Government Act and Land Transport Management Act) and require long-term regional spatial strategies.

Resource management is a core aspect of Auckland Council’s role. The size and scope of this reform means that these reforms will shape council’s strategic context for at least the next decade.

Decision required: approval of council approach and submission. The bill is expected to be introduced in the second half of 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TBC

TBC

Resource Management system reform – Managed Retreat and Climate Change Adaptation Bill

Auckland Plan, Strategy and Research

The Managed Retreat and Climate Change Adaptation Act to enable and address issues associated with managed retreat and funding and financing adaptation.

Resource management is a core aspect of Auckland Council’s role. The size and scope of this reform means that these reforms will shape council’s strategic context for at least the next decade.

Decision required: approval of council approach and submission

Consultation is likely to occur alongside consultation on the National Adaption Plan in early or mid-2022.

 

 

 

TBC

TBC

 

 

 

National Policy Statements

National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020 – implementation approach

Chief Planning Office

The NPS-FM was adopted by central government in September 2020. A high -level implementation plan has been approved; preceding plan changes required before the end of 2024.

Decision required: to approve key policy responses developed with Mana Whenua to enable next steps, including broader engagement.

Progress to date:

Memo update August 2021.

Report due 2 June 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proposed National Policy Statement on Highly Productive Lands

Chief Planning Office

The finalisation of the proposed NPS-HPL is due to be considered by central government in 2022. If adopted, this will have implications for land use in the Auckland region, and how highly productive lands are recognised and managed.

Decision required: to consider council’s approach to implementation of any finalised NPS-HPL in the Auckland region.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Proposed National Policy Statement on Indigenous Biodiversity

Chief Planning Office

The finalisation of the proposed NPS-IB is due to be considered by central government after May 2022. If adopted, this will have implications for how biodiversity outcomes are managed in the Auckland region, particularly through planning frameworks.

Decision required: to consider council’s approach to implementation of any finalised NPS-IB in the Auckland region.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transport Strategy Programme (led by Auckland Plan Strategy & Research, CPO in conjunction with others)

Congestion Question

The Transport and Infrastructure Committee is conducting an inquiry into congestion pricing in Auckland.

Decision required: A Cabinet decision on legislative change is expected in July 2022. Following Cabinet’s decision, a committee paper would be provided asking approval for council staff to begin work with Auckland Transport to develop a scheme proposal by 2024 for consideration by the Government.

 

Progress to date:

Authority delegated to provide direction and approve submission May 2021 PLA/2021/36 – PLA/2021/37

Memo update on select committee’s recommendations September 2021

Progress update memo planned for late March 2022.

Report due in August (dependent on Cabinet decision).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auckland Light Rail

Cabinet announced its decisions on the next steps for Auckland Light Rail in January 2022.To date Auckland Council has been represented on the Sponsor’s Group and on the Establishment Unit Board.  Council staff are working with central government officers on the next iteration of governance arrangements for councillors to make decisions on these and other matters.

 

 

Decision required: to be confirmed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Auckland Transport

Northwest Interim Bus Improvements

Construction at the Te Atatu Road and Lincoln Road interchanges will take place from February 2022 - mid-2023 to allow for the new bus network rolled out in West Auckland. The Westgate Bus Station is in the design phase. Temporary bus stops will be in place by mid-2023 to support the new bus network.

Receive updates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Access for Everyone business case

The A4E Programme Business Case was endorsed by the Auckland Transport Board 24 February 2022. It is now proceeding through the Waka Kotahi/New Zealand Transport Agency approval processes.

Receive updates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Northern Busway enhancements

Auckland Transport has completed the Detailed Business Case and earlier implementation funding is being sought as the funding for the project in the Regional Land Transport Plan is allocated in financial years 2027/28 – 2030/31.

Receive updates

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auckland Parking Strategy

 

AT has started work on updating some parts of its 2015 parking strategy.  The indicative completion date is August 2022.

Decision required: strategic direction and delegation to approve discussion document. Endorsement of draft strategy, public consultation on draft strategy and the adoption of the final parking strategy.

 

Progress to date:

Workshops held June and October 2021 and March 2022.

Endorsement of strategic direction underpinning development of the 2022 Parking Strategy and authority delegated to endorse the Parking Discussion Document November 2021 PLA/2021/125

Endorsement of Draft Parking Strategy for public consultation PLA/2022/24

Workshop planned for August 2022 with decision making reports due in August.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Programme development for Waka Kotahi’s Streets for People fund

The Waka Kotahi Streets for People programme is seeking projects and programmes that will be designed using the learnings from the Innovating Streets programme (2019). This new programme will aim to deliver trials, tactical urbanism interventions and complementary initiatives across the region, to reduce transport emissions through encouraging mode shift to active modes.

Decision required: Endorsement of a proposed programme to be submitted to Waka Kotahi by Auckland Transport

Progress to date: Workshop planned for 25 May. Report due 30 June.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auckland Transport’s Interim Speed Management Plan

The Auckland Plan envisages a transport network free of death and serious injury by 2050. To meet this goal, Auckland Transport has developed Vision Zero for Tāmaki Makaurau with the council and other partners. The interim speed management plan will play a significant role in delivering Vision Zero.

Direction required: Provide feedback on the next phase of safe speeds.

Progress to date: Workshop planned for 6 April.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auckland Rapid Transit Plan

The Auckland Rapid Transit Plan has significant implications for Auckland’s future growth and urban form, and development of the preferred network will involve significant capital investment over the next three decades.

Decision required: Endorsement of Auckland Rapid Transit Plan.

Progress to date: This will be reported to the Planning Committee (or equivalent) in 2023.

 

Auckland Regional Public Transport Plan

The Regional Public Transport Plan is a statutory document that needs to be updated every 3 years to reflect the outcomes of the RLTP. It outlines the current public transport system, the changes planned over the next decade and details policies related to the operation of the transport network. Auckland Transport are seeking council’s endorsement of the strategic direction for public transport in Auckland to help guide the development of the RPTP.

Decision required: Endorse strategic direction for the project.

Progress to date: This will be reported to the Planning Committee (or equivalent) in 2023.

 

 


 

Area of work and Lead Department

Reason for work

Committee role

(decision and/or direction)

Expected timeframes

Highlight the meeting(s) this is expected to come to committee in 2022

  3 Feb 

  3 Mar 

  31 Mar 

  5 May 

  2 Jun

  30 Jun 

  4 Aug 

  1 Sep 

 

Infrastructure

National 30-year Infrastructure Strategy

APSR

This will replace the current national 30-year plan. It will consider how infrastructure might support environmental, social, cultural, and economic wellbeing

Decision required: to be confirmed

 

Progress to date:

Authority delegated to approve council’s submission on the Infrastructure Commission’s National Infrastructure Strategy 3 June 2021 PLA/2021/54

The draft strategy will be presented to the Minister for Infrastructure in September 2021. The final strategy will be tabled in Parliament by early 2022.

Possible briefing from the Infrastructure Commission on ministerial decisions before June 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Infrastructure Acceleration Fund

The results of the Infrastructure Acceleration Fund request for proposal are expected from the Crown by May 2022.

Receive updates.

Memo update on results of request for proposal process May 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Auckland Unitary Plan oversight

Making Plan Changes Operative

Plans and Places

Statutory Resource Management Act requirement to make council and private plan changes operative once the decision on the plan change is made and any appeals are resolved.

Decision required: Make plan changes operative.

As and when required

Private Plan Changes

Plans and Places

Private plan change requests not dealt with under staff delegation. These will be brought to committee as and when required.

Decision required: Accept/adopt/reject/deal with the request as a resource consent application.

As and when required


Plan Change – Residential

Plans and Places

Monitoring of the Auckland Unitary Plan has indicated that some improvements can be made to the provisions for residential development.

Decision required: Provide direction on the scope and timing of a potential plan change.

 

Progress to date:

 Endorsed the preparation of a plan change for Integrated Residential Development provisions PLA/2020/115

Update memo received in July.

Workshop held October 2021. Further workshop planned for February 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Māori Heritage Sites of Significance

Plans and Places

Second tranche of plan changes to identify Māori Heritage sites and places of significance

Decision required: To approve the plan change 

 

Progress to date:

Frist tranche approved and made operative PLA/2021/6

Second tranche considered September 2021 PLA/2021/108

Workshops indicated for June with a report due mid-2022.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Converting Road Reserve, Unformed Legal Roads & Pedestrian Accessways to
Open Space

Plans and Places

Scoping report identifying opportunities to offer unutilised areas of road reserve and unformed legal roads back to Māori former landowners

Decision required: Consider recommended approach.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Plan Change 60 – Open Space and Other Rezoning Matters

Plans and Plans / Eke Panuku Development Auckland

Plan change to rezone land to recognise land recently vested or acquired as open space, correct errors or anomalies, facilitate Eke Panuku’s land rationalisation and disposal process, and facilitate council or Kainga Ora’s redevelopment of some neighbourhoods.

Decision required: Approve plan change in part. Part of the plan change will form part of the intensification plan change required by the National Policy Statement for Urban Development.

Report due 2 June.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Coastal hazard maps plan change

Plans and Places

Plan change to update the Auckland Unitary Plan definition of “coastal erosion hazard area” with a reference to new coastal erosion maps and to remove the coastal storm inundation map from the plan. Funding for this plan change was approved as part of the targeted rate for climate change in 2021/22.

Decision required: Approve notification of the plan change

Report due 2 June.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eke Panuku urban regeneration

Wynyard Point Precinct Plan and Plan Change

Eke Panuku Development Auckland

Refreshed Wynyard Point Precinct Plan leading to council led plan change to support future regeneration delivery.

Decision required: Endorsement for the Wynyard Point Precinct Plan for public consultation.

Endorsement for the Wynyard Point Plan Change for public notification.

Workshop planned February 2022. Report due 30 June 2022.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Onehunga Wharf Precinct Plan & Plan Change

Eke Panuku Development Auckland

Onehunga Wharf masterplan leading to council led plan change to support future regeneration delivery.

Status update pending from Eke Panuku.

Direction required: Support for a revised approach that covers feasibility of mixed-use development, options for wharf renewal and open space plans.

Report due 5 May

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Eke Panuku Future Programme
Eke Panuku Development Auckland

TBA

Status update pending from Eke Panuku.

Decision required: Approval of the process to develop and engage on recommendations for the Eke Panuku future urban regeneration programme and funding models

Report due 4 August.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

City Centre Masterplan Implementation update

Eke Panuku Development Auckland

On 30 Nov 2021 the Planning Committee endorsed Eke Panuku as the lead agency for the implementation of City Centre Masterplan 2020 and the establishment of a council group matrix team.

Decision required: Receive updates on implementing the City Centre Masterplan, engagement, programme business case and priorities.

Updates will be provided through quarterly reporting.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Decisions of other committees which are relevant to the Planning Committee

Auckland Transport Alignment Programme (ATAP)

As capacity allows staff from council and ATAP partner agencies will commence work on recommended indicative packages for decades two and three.

Decision required: There is no ATAP work this year which will require decisions from the Planning Committee. The focus this year on transport emission reduction – which is being considered by the Environment and Climate Change Committee.

 

Briefings to be confirmed

Ministry of Education – development programme for Auckland

Chief Planning Office

A briefing is being explored in conjunction with the Future Development Strategy work. The committee has indicated interest in hearing from the Ministry of Education on its plans for schools long term, and the current issues and challenges it faces. Including how legislative change affects schools particularly and the impacts of the National Policy Statement on Urban Development.

No decision or direction required from the committee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Waka Kotahi/New Zealand Transport Agency

Chief Planning Office

The committee has indicated interest in hearing from Waka Kotahi in terms of its Auckland Programme.

No decision or direction required from the committee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kainga Ora

Chief Planning Office

The committee has indicated interest in hearing from Kainga Ora in terms of its Auckland Programme.

No decision or direction required from the committee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kiwirail

Chief Planning Office

The committee has indicated interest in hearing from Kiwirail in terms of its Auckland Programme.

No decision or direction required from the committee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Urban Design

Chief Planning Office

The committee is interested in hearing about the work programme of the Urban Design unit.

No decision or direction required from the committee.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Completed

Lead Department

Area of work

Committee role

(decision and/or direction)

Decision

Chief Planning Office

Kāinga Ora - Homes and Communities second Bill

Approval process for council’s submission

Political working group established to develop and approve submission by Planning Committee 5 December 2019

PLA/2019/92

Auckland Plan Strategy & Research, Chief Planning Office

Submission on the Land Transport (Rail) Legislation Bill

Review and approve council’s submission

Council’s submission approved by Planning Committee 4 February 2020

PLA/2020/9

Chief Planning Office

Submission on the Urban Development Bill

Review and approve council’s submission

Council’s submission approved by Planning Committee 4 February 2020

PLA/2020/10

Chief Planning Office

Submission on the draft National Policy Statement Indigenous Biodiversity

Review and approve council’s submission

Council’s submission approved by Planning Committee 5 March 2020

PLA/2020/15

Auckland Plan Strategy and Research

Auckland Plan 2050 Implementation and Monitoring

Receive an update on the Auckland Plan 2050 and the first Auckland Plan 2050 Three Yearly Progress report

Updates received by Planning Committee 5 March 2020

PLA/2020/16

Auckland Design Office

City Centre Masterplan Refresh adoption

Consider and adopt refreshed City Centre Masterplan

City Centre Masterplan Refresh adopted by Planning Committee 5 March 2020

PLA/2020/17, PLA/2020/18, PLA/2020/19

Financial Strategy and Planning

Submission on the Infrastructure Funding and Financing Bill

Review and approve council’s submission

Council’s submission approved by Planning Committee 5 March 2020

PLA/2020/20

Development Programmes Office

Shovel-ready projects for Central Government

Agreement on list for submission to central government

Process agreed at Emergency Committee 9 April 2020

EME/2020/13

Chief Planning Office

Submission on the Accessible Streets Regulatory Package

Review and approve council’s submission

Council’s submission approved by Emergency Committee 16 April 2020

EME/2020/23

Chief Planning Office

Silverdale West Dairy Flat Structure Plan

Consider and approve the final structure plan

Final structure plan approved by Governing Body 30 April 2020

GB/2020/38

Auckland Plan Strategy & Research, Chief Planning Office

NZTA Innovating Streets Fund

Approval of council approach and submission

Endorsed first round of funding and approved process for developing the second round at Emergency Committee 7 May 2020

EME/2020/55

Auckland Plan Strategy & Research, Chief Planning Office

NZTA Innovating Streets Fund

Approval of second round funding bids to NZTA

Approved Council and AT proposed list of projects for further development and refining, and authority delegated to approve the final submission, at Planning Committee 4 June 2020

PLA/2020/30

Auckland Plan Strategy & Research, Chief Planning Office

Government Policy Statement on Land Transport 2021-2031, and draft National Rail Plan

Approve council submission on GPS and Draft national rail plan

Council’s submission approved by Emergency Committee 7 May 2020

EME/2020/56

Auckland Plan Strategy & Research

National Environmental Standards on Air Quality – council submission

Approve council submission

Council’s draft submission endorsed, and authority delegated to approve final submission, Planning Committee 4 June 2020

PLA/2020/31

Chief Planning Office

Resource Management Act Framework

Fast-track consenting legislative change

Approve council’s submission

Authority delegated to approve council’s submission on the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Bill, at Planning Committee 4 June 2020

PLA/2020/32

Plans and Places

Strategic Land Use Frameworks for Dairy Flat and Kumeu Huapai Future Urban Areas

Approval to prepare strategic land use frameworks for Wainui Silverdale Dairy Flat and Kumeu-Huapai.

Approved preparation of spatial land use frameworks, and established a Political Working Party to approve the draft spatial land use frameworks, at Planning Committee 2 July 2020

PLA/2020/37

Plans and Places

Plan Change - Whenuapai

Approve next steps.

Next steps approved in confidential section of Planning Committee 2 July 2020

PLA/2020/44

Plans and Places

Plan Change – Events on Public Space

Enable events on public space that have obtained an event permit to be undertaken more easily.

Endorsement of proposed plan change for notification.

Notification of plan change approved at Planning Committee 3 September 2020

PLA/2020/68

Plans and Places

Review of Schedule 10 Notable Trees Schedule

Consider the timing of a full review of Schedule 10 – Notable Trees in the context of resourcing constraints and priorities

Options for reviewing the schedule in future considered at 5 November Planning Committee.

PLA/2020/95, PLA/2020/96, PLA/2020/97

Auckland Plan Strategy & Research

Additional Harbour Crossing

Consideration of finalised business case.  The business case is a joint piece of work between Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, Auckland Transport (AT) and Auckland Council. 

Business case considered, findings noted and support given to continue council’s involvement in the project, at 5 November Planning Committee

PLA/2020/100

Auckland Plan Strategy & Research

Congestion Question

Consideration of findings in the Congestion Question project final report.

Noted that phase two of the project is completed, received the report findings, considered scope of phase three and requested approvals and updates to return to the committee

PLA/2020/116

Panuku Development Auckland, Auckland Transport and Auckland Council

Downtown Carpark development outcomes

Establish agreement on the Auckland Council group development outcome requirements for the Downtown Carpark to enable site sale through a contestable market process.

Development outcomes confirmed in confidential section of the December 2020 Planning Committee meeting PLA/2020/120 and strategic transport outcomes agreed in June 2021 PLA/2021/52

Auckland Transport

Auckland Cycling Programme Business Case Review

Agree committee members to participate in an Auckland Transport-led political reference group.

Members delegated to the political reference group

PLA/2021/7

Auckland Plan Strategy & Research

Auckland Transport Alignment Project

Agree funding package.

Approved the recommended ATAP 2021-31 indicative package

PLA/2021/15

Auckland Plan Strategy & Research

Auckland Plan Environment and Cultural Heritage Outcome Measure confirmation

Confirm new Environment and Cultural Heritage Outcome measures

New measures confirmed

PLA/2021/26

Auckland Transport

Regional Land Transport Plan 2021-2031

Agreed funding package for consideration of RLTP committee and AT board

Endorsed Regional Land Transport Plan 2021-2931 for the Auckland Transport board to adopt.  

Auckland Plan Strategy & Research

Infrastructure Strategy

Provide strategic insights and direction 30 Year Infrastructure Strategy (for subsequent referral to Finance Committee)

Strategy adopted by Finance and Performance Committee in June 2021 (as part of Long-term Plan)

Auckland Plan Strategy & Research

Auckland Plan 2050 implementation and monitoring

 

To note progress against the measures in the Auckland Plan 2050

 

2021 monitoring report received

PLA/2021/69

Chief Planning Office

Unit Titles Act

To approve council’s submission

Authority delegated to approve submission

PLA/2021/27

Auckland Plan Strategy & Research

Auckland Transport Alignment Programme (ATAP)

To approve the recommended Auckland Transport Alignment Project 2021-31 indicative package.

Auckland Transport Alignment Project 2021-31 indicative package approved

PLA/2021/15

Auckland Plan Strategy & Research

Regional Fuel Tax

To consider components and changes to current status

Regional Fuel Tax Variation Proposal adopted by the Governing Body in May 2021

GB/2021/55

Auckland Plan Strategy & Research

Congestion Question

To approve council’s submission to the select committee on the Inquiry into congestion pricing

Authority delegated to approve submission

PLA/2021/36 – PLA/2021/37

Auckland Plan Strategy & Research

National 30-year Infrastructure Strategy

To approve council’s submission

Authority delegated to approve council’s submission

PLA/2021/54

Plans and Places

Auckland Unitary Plan and Auckland District Plan (Hauraki Gulf Islands Section) – Sites and Places of Significance to Mana Whenua

To approve the plan change and make it operative

Plan Change 22 and Plan Modification 12 (Sites and Places of Significance to Mana Whenua) made operative

PLA/2021/6

Development Programme Office

Infrastructure Acceleration Fund

To approve council’s submission to the Crown’s Infrastructure Acceleration Fund

Endorsed preliminary list of programmes for the Infrastructure Acceleration Fund and authority delegated for approval of final list for submission

PLA/2021/92

Chief Planning Office

Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply) Amendment Bill

 

To approve council’s submission on the Bill

Group delegated to approve council’s submission on the bill November 2021

PLA/2021/123

Eke Panuku

Wynyard Quarter Tram

To endorse the Eke Panuku Board decision to cease operated of the tram in 2022.

Endorsed the Eke Panuku Board decision to cease operation of the Wynyard Quarter Tram by late 2022

PLA/2021/126

Chief Planning Office

Affordable Housing: advocacy plan, research findings and consider options

To receive updates on Affordable Housing Advocacy Plan and initial engagement, consider affordable housing research, implications and options.

Received memo update on Affordable Housing Advocacy Plan in November 2021, considered options relating to increasing housing for older people PLA/2020/92, and inclusionary zoning PLA/2020/93, PLA/2020/94

Auckland Plan Strategy & Research

Public Transport Operating Mechanism review

To receive updates on Public Transport Operating Mechanism review.

Received memo related to Ministry of Transport’s discussion paper 22 July 2021.

Auckland Plan Strategy & Research

Government Policy Statement – Housing and Urban Development

To approve council’s submission.

Authority delegated to approve council’s submission PLA/2021/70

Auckland Plan, Strategy and Research

Resource Management system reform – Natural and Built Environment Bill (exposure draft)

To approve council’s approach and submission.

Authority delegated to approve council submission on bill exposure draft PLA/2021/75 July 2021. Received memo on select committee report November 2021.

Chief Planning Office

National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020 – implementation approach

To receive an updated council implementation approach for the National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2020 and associated instruments.

High-level implementation plan approved, working group formed to provide political oversight PLA/2021/12.

Chief Planning Office

Auckland Light Rail

To provide feedback and receive updates.

Guidance for Light Rail Establishment Unit on network integration provided June 2021 PLA/2021/53

Workshops with Establishment Unit held in June and August 2021

Confidential report considered September 2021 PLA/2021/109

Plans and Places

Regional Historic Heritage Grant

To approve the grant recommendations.

Regional Historic Heritage Grants Programme 2021/2022 funding round allocation approved March 2022 PLA/2022/9

Auckland Plan, Strategy and Research

National Environmental Standards for Sources of Human Drinking Water

To approve council’s submission on the proposed amendments to the Resource Management (National Environmental Standards for Sources of Human Drinking Water) Regulations 2007 and a package of related technical drinking water standards.

Authority delegated to approve council’s submission March 2022 PLA/2022/10

Eke Panuku Development Auckland

Thriving Town Centres - Town Centre Guidelines for Eke Panuku locations

To endorse the guidelines for Eke Panuku locations to support future urban regeneration delivery and engagement with stakeholders and partners.

Endorsed Thriving Town Centres – Guidance for urban regeneration in Tāmaki Makaurau / Auckland PLA/2022/33

Auckland Transport

Increasing mobility options & networks (walking, cycling & micro-mobility, & connecting networks)

To endorse the direction and intent of the Auckland Cycling and Micromobility Programme Business Case as a pathway to achieving 7 percent cycling mode share by 2030.

Endorsed direction and intent of the Auckland Cycling and Micromobility Programme Business Case PLA/2022/41 and PLA/2022/43

Eke Panuku Development Auckland

Transit-oriented development opportunities – Eastern Busway

Consider and provide feedback on the Strategic Regeneration Overview for the Eastern Corridor development opportunities

Report considered 5 May Planning Committee PLA/2022/49

 

 


 


Planning Committee

02 June 2022

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Exclusion of the Public: Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987

That the Planning Committee

a)      exclude the public from the following part(s) of the proceedings of this meeting.

The general subject of each matter to be considered while the public is excluded, the reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter, and the specific grounds under section 48(1) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 for the passing of this resolution follows.

This resolution is made in reliance on section 48(1)(a) of the Local Government Official Information and Meetings Act 1987 and the particular interest or interests protected by section 6 or section 7 of that Act which would be prejudiced by the holding of the whole or relevant part of the proceedings of the meeting in public, as follows:

 

C1       Auckland Unitary Plan - Drury Private Plan Change Decisions (Covering report)

Reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter

Particular interest(s) protected (where applicable)

Ground(s) under section 48(1) for the passing of this resolution

The public conduct of the part of the meeting would be likely to result in the disclosure of information for which good reason for withholding exists under section 7.

s7(2)(g) - The withholding of the information is necessary to maintain legal professional privilege.

In particular, the report contains legal advice regarding the options available to council.

s48(1)(a)

The public conduct of the part of the meeting would be likely to result in the disclosure of information for which good reason for withholding exists under section 7.

 

C2       Auckland Unitary Plan - Proposed Plan Change 5 - Whenuapai (Covering report)

Reason for passing this resolution in relation to each matter

Particular interest(s) protected (where applicable)

Ground(s) under section 48(1) for the passing of this resolution

The public conduct of the part of the meeting would be likely to result in the disclosure of information for which good reason for withholding exists under section 7.

s7(2)(g) - The withholding of the information is necessary to maintain legal professional privilege.

In particular, the report has been informed by legal advice regarding Proposed Plan Change 5 - Whenuapai to the Auckland Unitary Plan.

s48(1)(a)

The public conduct of the part of the meeting would be likely to result in the disclosure of information for which good reason for withholding exists under section 7.

 


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