Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas (Queenstown) Order 2015

  • Any special housing area established by this order was disestablished on 16 September 2016 by section 18(1)(a) of the Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Act 2013.

2015/136

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Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas (Queenstown) Order 2015

Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 2nd day of June 2015

Present:
His Excellency the Governor-General in Council

Pursuant to sections 15 to 17 of the Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Act 2013, His Excellency the Governor-General makes the following order, acting—

(a)

on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council; and

(b)

on the recommendation of the Minister for Building and Housing made in accordance with sections 15(2) and (7) and 16(2), (3), and (4)(a)(i) of that Act.

Order

1 Title

This order is the Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas (Queenstown) Order 2015.

2 Commencement

This order comes into force on 9 June 2015.

3 Interpretation
4 Declaration of special housing area

(1)

The area comprising all the land identified in the Schedule of this order is declared to be a special housing area for the purposes of the Act.

(2)

If there is any inconsistency between the description of the land comprising the special housing area and the map of that land, the description prevails.

5 Criteria for qualifying developments in special housing area

The following criteria apply for qualifying developments in the special housing area declared by clause 4:

(a)

the maximum number of storeys that buildings may have is 2:

(b)

the maximum calculated height that buildings must not exceed is 27 metres (as provided for in section 14(1)(b)(ii) of the Act):

(c)

the minimum number of dwellings that must be built is 4.

Schedule Bridesdale Farm special housing area

cl 4

Map of special housing area

Bridesdale Farm special housing area

Bridesdale Farm special housing area

Description of area declared to be Bridesdale Farm special housing area

Land identificationCT numberArea (ha)
Lot 3 DP 3372681528620.4013
Lot 1 DP 26719OT18D/3533.8393
Lot 4 DP 447906Part 56624827.3981
Lot 3 DP 3928233734640.6483

Michael Webster,
Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.

This order, which comes into force on 9 June 2015, declares an area in Queenstown to be a special housing area for the purposes of the Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Act 2013 (the Act). The land comprising the special housing area is described and shown on a map in the Schedule of the order.

The order also specifies the criteria that a development in the special housing area must meet in order to be a qualifying development for the purposes of the Act. Those criteria, which are additional to the requirement under the Act that the development will be predominantly residential, relate to—

  • the minimum number of dwellings that must be built:

  • the maximum number of storeys that buildings in the development may have and the maximum height that buildings may be.

This order does not prescribe affordability criteria for the special housing area.

The overall effect of the order is that if a proposed development in the special housing area will be predominantly residential and meets the criteria specified for qualifying developments, applications for resource consents relating to the development can (but do not have to) be made under the Act instead of under the Resource Management Act 1991. Also, because Queenstown-Lakes District Council is a party to a housing accord under the Act, an applicant for a resource consent can request a variation to the Queenstown-Lakes District Plan in certain circumstances where that is associated with the resource consent application.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 4 June 2015.

This order is administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.