COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Order 2020

Schedule 3 Northbrook Wanaka Retirement Village

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Schedule 3: inserted, on 9 October 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order 2020 (LI 2020/276).

Project referred to expert consenting panel

Heading: inserted, on 9 October 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order 2020 (LI 2020/276).

1 Name of project

The name of the project is the Northbrook Wanaka Retirement Village (the project).

Schedule 3 clause 1: inserted, on 9 October 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order 2020 (LI 2020/276).

2 Authorised person

The authorised person for the project is Winton Property Limited.

Schedule 3 clause 2: inserted, on 9 October 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order 2020 (LI 2020/276).

3 Description of project

The scope of the project is—

(a)

to construct and operate a retirement village and associated facilities; and

(b)

to undertake ancillary works required for the purpose of paragraph (a); and

(c)

to subdivide land required for the purpose of paragraph (a).

Schedule 3 clause 3: inserted, on 9 October 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order 2020 (LI 2020/276).

4 Description of activities involved in project

The project may involve the following works:

(a)

bulk earthworks and associated discharges; and

(b)

works to construct the retirement village and associated facilities, including eating establishments, a gym, a pool, a community centre, a daily-needs retail area, and administrative facilities; and

(c)

landscaping, including planting; and

(d)

works to construct roads, parking facilities, and other infrastructure to service the retirement village and associated facilities; and

(e)

works to construct walking and cycling trails inside the retirement village and to connect them with existing trails outside the retirement village; and

(f)

works to construct water and wastewater infrastructure to connect with existing reticulated services; and

(g)

works to construct stormwater infrastructure and to enable the on-site management and discharge of stormwater; and

(h)

earthworks and dewatering for the purpose of the works described in paragraph (f) or (g); and

(i)

any other works that are—

(i)

associated with the works described in paragraphs (a) to (h); and

(ii)

within the scope of the project as described in clause 3 of this schedule.

Schedule 3 clause 4: inserted, on 9 October 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order 2020 (LI 2020/276).

5 Approximate geographical location

The project’s works will occur at Lot 2008 DP 545513 and Lot 66 DP 371470 on Outlet Road, Wanaka, Otago, which is approximately 5 km from Wanaka township.

Schedule 3 clause 5: inserted, on 9 October 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order 2020 (LI 2020/276).

6 Persons who must be invited to comment on project

An expert consenting panel must invite comments on any consent application relating to the project from the following persons in addition to the persons listed in clause 17(6) of Schedule 6 of the Act:

(a)

persons who made submissions on Plan Change 53 to the Queenstown Lakes District Plan; and

(b)

any persons who, after submissions on Plan Change 53 closed, purchased properties within the area affected by Plan Change 53; and

(c)

Mr Michael Beresford, the appellant in the proceedings filed in the Environment Court as ENV-2018-CHC-69 (which relate to the Hawea/Wanaka substitute land provided for in the Ngāi Tahu Claims Settlement Act 1998).

Schedule 3 clause 6: inserted, on 9 October 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order 2020 (LI 2020/276).

7 No further provision required

No further provision is necessary to give effect to decisions made by the Minister under section 24 of the Act in respect of the project.

Schedule 3 clause 7: inserted, on 9 October 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order 2020 (LI 2020/276).

Statement of reasons

Heading: inserted, on 9 October 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order 2020 (LI 2020/276).

This statement of reasons is published for the purposes of clause 4 of Schedule 3 of the Act

Having considered the application against the criteria in the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Act 2020 (the Act) and the Act’s purpose, and having sought and considered written comments from the relevant Ministers, local authorities, and iwi authorities, the Minister for the Environment has accepted this application for referral for the following reasons:

  • the project will provide specialist and local employment opportunities in Otago, a region particularly impacted by the downturn in tourism caused by COVID-19; and

  • the project will provide additional housing supply and aged-care facilities; and

  • the project will progress faster than would otherwise be the case under the Resource Management Act 1991 standard processes.