Jerry Mateparae, Governor-General
At Wellington this 27th day of October 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 (Tauranga—New October 2015 Area) Order 2015.
This order comes into force on the day after the date of its notification in the Gazette.
In this order,—
Act means the Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Act 2013
nett developable area—
has the meaning given in Chapter 3 of the operative Tauranga City Plan; but
does not include land zoned Conservation or Greenbelt in the operative Tauranga City Plan
operative Tauranga City Plan—
means the Tauranga City Plan made operative on 5 July 2014; and
includes all amendments to that plan notified before 1 January 2015.
The area comprising all the land identified in the Schedule 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 6 (as provided in section 14(1)(b)(i) of the Act):
the maximum calculated height that buildings must not exceed is,—
for any part of Area 1 that lies within 40 metres of the western, southern, or eastern boundary of Section 2 SO 464062, 9.5 metres:
for any part of Area 1 that lies within 40 metres of the boundary of Area 3, 9.5 metres:
for any other part of Area 1, 13 metres:
for Area 2, 9 metres:
for Area 3, 27 metres (as provided in section 14(1)(b)(ii) of the Act):
the minimum number of dwellings that must be built is the product of 15 and the number of hectares of nett developable area.
For the purposes of subclause (1)(c), if the calculation of the number of dwellings results in a fractional dwelling of one-half or more, that dwelling is counted as 1 dwelling, and any lesser fraction may be disregarded.
Expanded Ngā Pōtiki 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 the day after the date of its notification in the Gazette, declares an area in Tauranga 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.
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, are—
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 can (but do not have to) be made under the Act instead of under the Resource Management Act 1991. Also, because Tauranga City Council is a party to a housing accord under the Act, an applicant for a resource consent can request a variation to the Tauranga City Plan in certain circumstances where that is associated with the resource consent application.
This order is the third to create special housing areas in Tauranga. The preceding orders are—
the Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas (Tauranga City) Order 2015:
the Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas (Tauranga—New June 2015 Areas) Order 2015.
Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.
Date of notification in Gazette: 29 October 2015.
This order is administered by the Ministry of Business, Innovation, and Employment.