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

Schedule 15 New Dunedin Hospital—Whakatuputupu

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Schedule 15: inserted, on 2 April 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 3) 2021 (LI 2021/56).

Project referred to expert consenting panel

Heading: inserted, on 2 April 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 3) 2021 (LI 2021/56).

1 Name of project

The name of the project is the New Dunedin Hospital—Whakatuputupu (the project).

Schedule 15 clause 1: inserted, on 2 April 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 3) 2021 (LI 2021/56).

2 Authorised person

The authorised persons for the project are—

(a)

the Minister of Health; and

(b)

the Ministry of Health.

Schedule 15 clause 2: inserted, on 2 April 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 3) 2021 (LI 2021/56).

3 Description of project

(1)

The scope of the project is to construct and operate a hospital.

(2)

The hospital will include—

(a)

an inpatient building (approximately 58 m high and with a floor area of approximately 72,500 m2) for the provision of acute specialist services, emergency intervention, diagnostic services, acute and elective surgery, medical and surgical inpatient care, paediatric and maternal inpatient care, and related clinical and non-clinical support services; and

(b)

up to 2 helipads; and

(c)

an outpatient building (approximately 26 m high and with a floor area of approximately 12,970 m2) that comprises consultation and treatment spaces, day surgery facilities, and facilities for procedure and diagnostic services; and

(d)

an ancillary services building; and

(e)

a single-level air bridge and a 3-level air bridge to connect the inpatient building with the outpatient building; and

(f)

a single-level air bridge to connect the ancillary services building with the inpatient building.

Schedule 15 clause 3: inserted, on 2 April 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 3) 2021 (LI 2021/56).

4 Description of activities involved in project

(1)

The project involves works such as the following:

(a)

works to construct buildings and retaining walls:

(b)

earthworks (including site preparation, the disturbance of potentially contaminated soils, and bulk earthworks) and associated discharges:

(c)

works to demolish existing buildings and infrastructure and to prepare the site:

(d)

dewatering and discharge of the water onto land or into freshwater:

(e)

works to construct and upgrade three waters services:

(f)

works to construct rain gardens and stormwater treatment facilities:

(g)

works to clear vegetation:

(h)

landscaping, including plantings:

(i)

works to construct roading, walkways, air bridges, and other transport infrastructure required for the development, including parking:

(j)

any other works that are—

(i)

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

(ii)

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

(2)

[Revoked]

Schedule 15 clause 4: inserted, on 2 April 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 3) 2021 (LI 2021/56).

Schedule 15 clause 4(2): revoked, on 13 August 2021, by clause 10 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 8) 2021 (LI 2021/208).

5 Approximate geographical location

(1)

The project’s works will occur at the following sites:

(a)

280, 336, 360, and 398 Cumberland Street, Dunedin:

(b)

69, 81, and 168 Castle Street, Dunedin:

(c)

31 Anzac Avenue, Dunedin.

(2)

Works to construct air bridges will occur above St Andrew Street and Castle Street, Dunedin.

Schedule 15 clause 5: inserted, on 2 April 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 3) 2021 (LI 2021/56).

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 of effects and mitigation measures within the project site and adjoining road network and over all phases of the project, including construction and operation; and

(b)

urban design, landscape, and shading assessments, including analysis of effects and mitigation measures within the project site, at the public/private interfaces, and in pedestrian areas (streetscapes and public reserves); and

(c)

a construction-noise assessment, including analysis of effects and mitigation measures; and

(d)

a flood-hazard assessment, including modelling and analysis of the effects and mitigation of floodwater within the project site and displaced because of the project, with particular consideration of—

(i)

how the climate-change scenario used for modelling aligns with Coastal Hazards and Climate Change: Guidance for Local Government (Ministry for the Environment, December 2017, ME1341); and

(ii)

how the hospital would operate during flood events or flooding of the surrounding streets.

Schedule 15 clause 6: inserted, on 2 April 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 3) 2021 (LI 2021/56).

7 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 or groups in addition to the persons listed in clause 17(6) of Schedule 6 of the Act:

(a)

the following, through Aukaha Limited (their representative agent):

(i)

Ngāi Tahu Papatipu Rūnanga: Te Rūnanga o Ōtākou; and

(ii)

Kati Huirapa Rūnaka ki Puketeraki; and

(b)

New Zealand Transport Agency.

Schedule 15 clause 7: inserted, on 2 April 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 3) 2021 (LI 2021/56).

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 15 clause 8: inserted, on 2 April 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 3) 2021 (LI 2021/56).

Statement of reasons

Heading: inserted, on 2 April 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 3) 2021 (LI 2021/56).

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 local authorities, the Minister for the Environment has accepted this application for referral for the following reasons:

  • the project will help to achieve the purpose of the Act; and

  • the project will have positive effects on the social and cultural well-being of current and future generations; and

  • the project offers the opportunity to create up to 827 full-time-equivalent construction and design jobs and indirectly related jobs; and

  • the project offers the opportunity to create housing demand for new workers in the Otago and Southland regions; and

  • the project will have short-term and long-term economic benefits for people and industries affected by COVID-19, including the construction workforce and those living and working in the Otago and Southland regions; and

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

  • any adverse effects arising from the activities that are to occur under the project and potential 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.