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

Schedule 17 Summerset Retirement Village—Waikanae

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Schedule 17: inserted, on 16 April 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 4) 2021 (LI 2021/70).

Project referred to expert consenting panel

Heading: inserted, on 16 April 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 4) 2021 (LI 2021/70).

1 Name of project

The name of the project is the Summerset Retirement Village—Waikanae (the project).

Schedule 17 clause 1: inserted, on 16 April 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 4) 2021 (LI 2021/70).

2 Authorised person

The authorised person for the project is Summerset Villages (Waikanae) Limited.

Schedule 17 clause 2: inserted, on 16 April 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 4) 2021 (LI 2021/70).

3 Description of project

(1)

The scope of the project is—

(a)

to construct and operate a retirement village and associated facilities, including—

(i)

approximately 217 separate independent living units; and

(ii)

a building that accommodates approximately 76 assisted living suites and memory care suites, and approximately 43 care beds; and

(iii)

recreational facilities, including a café, restaurant, swimming pool, library, recreation centre, cinema; and

(iv)

a residents’ shop; and

(b)

to provide the associated infrastructure for the development, including roading and parking; and

(c)

to provide for the development of three waters services, including upgrading existing infrastructure and services and three waters services; and

(d)

to provide a temporary recreation centre, show villa, temporary operations office, and temporary sales office.

(2)

[Revoked]

Schedule 17 clause 3: inserted, on 16 April 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 4) 2021 (LI 2021/70).

Schedule 17 clause 3(2): revoked, on 13 August 2021, by clause 12 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 8) 2021 (LI 2021/208).

4 Description of activities involved in project

The project involves works such as the following:

(a)

earthworks (including bulk earthworks) and discharges associated with earthworks:

(b)

works to construct the retirement village and associated facilities, including temporary facilities:

(c)

works to remediate contaminated land:

(d)

works to divert watercourses on the site:

(e)

works to discharge stormwater and contaminants:

(f)

works to dam and divert water into wetlands:

(g)

works to clear forest and vegetation:

(h)

landscaping, including plantings:

(i)

works to construct roading, pedestrian links, and parking:

(j)

works to construct reserves for access and as an amenity:

(k)

works to take and use groundwater:

(l)

works to construct three waters services, including stormwater ponds:

(m)

works to construct signs:

(n)

any other works that are—

(i)

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

(ii)

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

Schedule 17 clause 4: inserted, on 16 April 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 4) 2021 (LI 2021/70).

5 Approximate geographical location

The project’s works will occur at or near to section 17–20 Survey Office Plan 505441 and Lot DP 27407, which are the legal descriptions for 28 and 32 Park Avenue, Waikanae, Wellington.

Schedule 17 clause 5: inserted, on 16 April 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 4) 2021 (LI 2021/70).

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)

a report assessing the effects of diverting stormwater into the wetlands, any changes to wetland hydrology, and any mitigation methods. This report must be peer reviewed by a suitably qualified person jointly appointed by the authorised person and Greater Wellington Regional Council, and the comments on that review must be provided to a panel; and

(b)

an assessment of the effects of construction activities, including earthworks, on neighbouring properties; and

(c)

an assessment of the effects of construction activities on the transport network, including on local roads; and

(d)

an earthworks and sediment control assessment; and

(e)

an infrastructure assessment and stormwater management plan; and

(f)

a geotechnical assessment.

Schedule 17 clause 6: inserted, on 16 April 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 4) 2021 (LI 2021/70).

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

(a)

Capital and Coast District Health Board; and

(b)

Ferndale Residents’ Association; and

(c)

Park Road Residents’ Association.

Schedule 17 clause 7: inserted, on 16 April 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 4) 2021 (LI 2021/70).

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 17 clause 8: inserted, on 16 April 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 4) 2021 (LI 2021/70).

Statement of reasons

Heading: inserted, on 16 April 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 4) 2021 (LI 2021/70).

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

The Minister for the Environment has accepted this application for referral. The Minister considered the application against the criteria in the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Act 2020 (the Act) and the Act’s purpose, and sought and considered written comments from the relevant Ministers (including the Minister for Seniors), the local authorities, and the New Zealand Transport Agency. The Minister accepted the application for the following reasons:

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

  • the project will provide up to 30 full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs in the first stage (earthworks) and up to 270 FTE jobs in the second stage (construction); and

  • the project will result in a public benefit by providing additional housing supply for aged persons and aged-care facilities; and

  • the project will provide investment into the Kāpiti Coast’s aged-care sector; and

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