Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Act 2013

Before its repeal, this Act was administered by: Ministry of Housing and Urban Development
  • repealed
  • Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Act 2013: repealed, on the close of 16 September 2021, by section 3(2).

Reprint as at 17 September 2021

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Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Act 2013

Public Act
2013 No 72
Date of assent
13 September 2013
see section 2

Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Act 2013: repealed, on the close of 16 September 2021, by section 3(2).


Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Housing and Urban Development.


7Act binds the Crown
8Application of provisions of Act
9Power to amend Schedule 1
10Minister and territorial authority may enter housing accord
11Form and content of housing accord
12Housing accord to be published
13Intention to terminate housing accord to be publicly notified
14Meaning of qualifying development
15Criteria may be prescribed for qualifying developments
16Process for establishing special housing areas [Repealed]
17Establishing special housing areas in district covered by housing accord [Repealed]
18Disestablishing special housing areas
18AAmending special housing areas to excise land if no development progress
19Application of Part
20Person may elect to proceed under this Part or Resource Management Act 1991
21Outline of this Part
22Application of Resource Management Act 1991 and regulations made under that Act to applications, requests, decisions, etc, under this Part
23Functions and powers in this Part to be performed or exercised by authorised agency
24Periods excluded from certain time limits specified in this Part
25Applications for resource consents may be made to authorised agency
26Accord territorial authority may require applications to be made in conjunction with requests for plan changes or variations to proposed plans
27Making applications
28Further information
29Authorised agency may notify application to certain persons only
30Hearing date and notice
31Time limit for completing hearing
32Deferral pending application for additional consents
33Joint hearings by 2 or more authorised agencies
34Consideration of applications
35Determination of applications for certain activities
36Decision on application
37Conditions of resource consents
38Conditions of subdivision consents
39Decisions on applications to be in writing and include reasons
40Notification of decision
41Time limit for notifying decision
42When resource consent commences
43Application of Part 10 of Resource Management Act 1991
44Consent notices and completion certificates
45Approval of survey plans by authorised agency
46Restrictions on deposit of survey plan
47Subdivision by the Crown
48Other provisions relating to survey plans
49Effect of grant of resource consent under this Act
50Nature and duration of resource consent
51Lapsing of resource consent
52Change, cancellation, or review of consent condition on application by consent holder
53No public notification, submissions, or hearings on review
54Matters to be considered in review
55Decision on review of consent conditions
56Minor corrections of resource consents
57Surrender of consent
58Certificates of compliance
59Application of subpart
60Subpart overrides restriction on amendments or variations to proposed Auckland combined plan
61Requests for changes to plan or variation to proposed plan
62Process for requests where adjacent owners give prior approval
63Application of sections 64 to 74
64Further information may be required and request may be modified
65Authorised agency to consider request
66Effect of decision on concurrent application
67Preparation of plan change or variation, notification, and submissions
68Submission to expand land covered by request must be notified
70Decision on request
71Consideration of plan change request and concurrent application
72Decision to be given and notified within 130 working days after making of request
73Effect of notifying decision to approve plan change or variation
74Authorised agency may adopt request for plan change or variation to proposed plan
75Interface between concurrent plan change or variation processes under this Act and Resource Management Act 1991
75BRequests for plan changes and variation of proposed plan and concurrent applications
75CApplications for resource consents (other than concurrent applications)
76Other provisions of Resource Management Act 1991 applying
77Administrative charges
78Limited right of appeal and objection
79Right of appeal against resource consent decisions relating to qualifying developments of 4 or more storeys
80No review of decisions unless right of appeal exercised
81Rights of objection
82Procedure for making and hearing objections
83Decisions on objections
84No right to appeal against decisions on objections
85Chief executive has powers of consent authority
86Delegation of functions and powers of chief executive
87Transfer of functions and powers of chief executive
88Effect of performance and exercise of functions and powers by chief executive
89Accord territorial authority may appoint panel
90Delegation of functions and powers to ATA panel
92Transitional provisions
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The Parliament of New Zealand enacts as follows: