Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General
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—
on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council; and
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.
This order is the Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas (Queenstown) Order 2015.
This order comes into force on 9 June 2015.
In this order, Act means the Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Act 2013.
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.
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.
The following criteria apply for qualifying developments in the special housing area declared by clause 4:
the maximum number of storeys that buildings may have is 2:
the maximum calculated height that buildings must not exceed is 27 metres (as provided for in section 14(1)(b)(ii) of the Act):
the minimum number of dwellings that must be built is 4.
Bridesdale Farm special housing area
Michael Webster,Clerk of the Executive Council.
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.