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

Schedule 7 Dominion Road Mixed-use Development

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Schedule 7: inserted, on 4 December 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 3) 2020 (LI 2020/285).

Project referred to expert consenting panel

Heading: inserted, on 4 December 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 3) 2020 (LI 2020/285).

1 Name of project

The name of the project is Dominion Road Mixed-use Development (the project).

Schedule 7 clause 1: inserted, on 4 December 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 3) 2020 (LI 2020/285).

2 Authorised persons

The authorised persons for the project are Pudong Housing Development Company Limited, Foodstuffs North Island Limited, and Silk Road Management Limited.

Schedule 7 clause 2: inserted, on 4 December 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 3) 2020 (LI 2020/285).

3 Description of project

The scope of the project is—

(a)

to demolish existing buildings; and

(b)

to use land for, and construct, a 6-storey (maximum) development for, a supermarket, retail tenancies, offices and other commercial businesses, and residential units; and

(c)

to subdivide land associated with the uses specified in paragraph (b).

Schedule 7 clause 3: inserted, on 4 December 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 3) 2020 (LI 2020/285).

4 Description of activities involved in project

The project may involve the following works:

(a)

works to construct 1 or more 6-storey (maximum) buildings, including—

(i)

works to demolish existing buildings; and

(ii)

works to construct access and carparking facilities; and

(iii)

earthworks associated with construction works, including for the foundations of buildings, site levelling, and infrastructure works; and

(iv)

landscaping:

(b)

works to subdivide land:

(c)

any other works that are—

(i)

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

(ii)

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

Schedule 7 clause 4: inserted, on 4 December 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 3) 2020 (LI 2020/285).

5 Approximate geographical location

The project’s works will occur at—

(a)

360 Dominion Road, Mt Eden, Auckland, legal description Lot 2 DP 170042, being below Reduced Level (RL) 54.8; and

(b)

88 Prospect Terrace, Mt Eden, Auckland, legal description Lot 2 DP 170042, being between RL 54.8 and RL 55.6; and

(c)

113 Grange Road, Mt Eden, Auckland, legal description Lot 2 DP 170042, being above RL 55.6.

Schedule 7 clause 5: inserted, on 4 December 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 3) 2020 (LI 2020/285).

6 Further information to be submitted

The following information must be submitted to the panel with any consent application relating to the project (in addition to the information required by clause 9 of Schedule 6 of the Act):

(a)

an integrated transport assessment, including modelling and analysis that covers—

(i)

vehicle generation and its effects on traffic and parking in Dominion Road and the local road network; and

(ii)

the effects of the project on public transport, including service reliability and infrastructure on Dominion Road; and

(iii)

the effects of the project on motorcycle safety; and

(iv)

the effects of the project on the strategic role and transport mode priorities of Dominion Road; and

(v)

mitigation measures to be taken in relation to these matters; and

(b)

an urban design or character assessment of the project, including diagrams, visualisations, and 3D simulations covering the following:

(i)

the effects of the proposed height exceedance and visual dominance, particularly on neighbouring residential amenity values and on views from Grange Road and south from Dominion Road; and

(ii)

the effects of the proposed demolition and the new built form on the character of land included in the Eden Valley Special Character Overlay; and

(iii)

the effects of the project on the volcanic cones viewshaft; and

(iv)

the effects of any overshadowing exceedance on the adjacent environment; and

(c)

flood assessment, including pre- and post-development effects on the upstream and downstream catchment and storage, as well as any mitigation measures.

Schedule 7 clause 6: inserted, on 4 December 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 3) 2020 (LI 2020/285).

7 Persons who must be invited to comment on project

(1)

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)

Watercare Services Limited; and

(b)

Auckland Transport; and

(c)

Dominion Road Business Association Incorporated.

(2)

In this clause, Auckland Transport means the entity established by section 38 of the Local Government (Auckland Council) Act 2009.

Schedule 7 clause 7: inserted, on 4 December 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 3) 2020 (LI 2020/285).

8 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 7 clause 8: inserted, on 4 December 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 3) 2020 (LI 2020/285).

Statement of reasons

Heading: inserted, on 4 December 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 3) 2020 (LI 2020/285).

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 and the relevant local authority, the Minister for the Environment has accepted this application for referral for the following reasons:

  • the project will help to achieve the Act’s purpose; and

  • the project offers employment opportunities, with up to 220 construction jobs during the construction phase and an additional 150 to 185 full-time equivalent permanent jobs in the supermarket and associated retail sectors. Both the construction and retail sectors have been adversely impacted by COVID-19; and

  • the project will contribute to a well-functioning environment by redeveloping a large site for mixed uses in an area of Auckland well serviced by public transport; and

  • any adverse effects arising from the application or from mitigation measures can be tested by an expert consenting panel, having regard to Part 2 of the Resource Management Act 1991 and the purpose of the Act.