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

Schedule 22 Ōmāhu Residential Development

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Schedule 22: inserted, on 13 August 2021, by clause 16 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 8) 2021 (LI 2021/208).

Project referred to expert consenting panel

Heading: inserted, on 13 August 2021, by clause 16 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 8) 2021 (LI 2021/208).

1 Name of project

The name of the project is the Ōmāhu Residential Development (the project).

Schedule 22 clause 1: inserted, on 13 August 2021, by clause 16 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 8) 2021 (LI 2021/208).

2 Authorised persons

The authorised persons for the project are—

(a)

Urban Resort Limited; and

(b)

Icon Co Pty (NZ) Ltd.

Schedule 22 clause 2: inserted, on 13 August 2021, by clause 16 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 8) 2021 (LI 2021/208).

3 Description of project

(1)

The scope of the project is to subdivide land and construct a housing development, together with retail facilities, in Epsom, Auckland.

(2)

The development will comprise—

(a)

approximately 205 residential lots; and

(b)

commercial buildings; and

(c)

open spaces; and

(d)

infrastructure for the subdivision and development of the project, including roading and three waters services.

Schedule 22 clause 3: inserted, on 13 August 2021, by clause 16 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 may involve the following activities:

(a)

demolishing existing buildings and infrastructure:

(b)

subdividing land, including contaminated land:

(c)

carrying out earthworks (including bulk earthworks) and disturbing potentially contaminated soils:

(d)

taking and diverting groundwater during construction:

(e)

discharging stormwater run-off and contaminants onto land:

(f)

constructing three waters services:

(g)

constructing lanes, vehicle access, and loading areas:

(h)

constructing residential units:

(i)

constructing commercial buildings:

(j)

any other activities that are—

(i)

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

(ii)

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

Schedule 22 clause 4: inserted, on 13 August 2021, by clause 16 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 8) 2021 (LI 2021/208).

5 Approximate geographical location

The project will occur at 224 Great South Road, Epsom, Auckland.

Schedule 22 clause 5: inserted, on 13 August 2021, by clause 16 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 8) 2021 (LI 2021/208).

6 Further information to be submitted

(1)

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 the impact of the project on the surrounding road network, including—

(i)

queuing effects; and

(ii)

a road safety assessment of Great South Road and Omahu Road, Auckland; and

(b)

a geotechnical assessment, including the results of groundwater monitoring (to help identify whether a water permit is required); and

(c)

an acoustic assessment, which must include a draft construction noise and vibration management plan; and

(d)

an infrastructure report, including an assessment of the existing condition and capacity of the infrastructure for three waters services; and

(e)

a flood risk assessment and a stormwater capacity assessment; and

(f)

a preliminary site investigation or detailed site investigation report for a contaminated site, in accordance with the requirements of the Resource Management (National Environmental Standard for Assessing and Managing Contaminants in Soil to Protect Human Health) Regulations 2011 (the NES), that shows how compliance with the NES will be achieved; and

(g)

a heritage report, prepared by a heritage expert, which must include an assessment of whether the 2 dwellinghouses on the site are pre-1900 heritage buildings (as defined in paragraph (a) of the definition of heritage building in section 7 of the Building Act 2004); and

(h)

plans that identify assets to be vested in Auckland Council; and

(i)

an assessment of whether consent is required under rules E7.4.1(A20), E30.4.1(A7), E36.4.1(A55), E38.4.1(A4), and E40.4.1(A24) of the Auckland Unitary Plan.

(2)

In this clause, Auckland Unitary Plan means the plan as in force when the consent application is submitted.

Schedule 22 clause 6: inserted, on 13 August 2021, by clause 16 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 8) 2021 (LI 2021/208).

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)

Auckland Transport; and

(b)

Ngāti Koheriki Claims Committee; and

(c)

Watercare Services Limited.

Schedule 22 clause 7: inserted, on 13 August 2021, by clause 16 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 8) 2021 (LI 2021/208).

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 22 clause 8: inserted, on 13 August 2021, by clause 16 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 8) 2021 (LI 2021/208).

Statement of reasons

Heading: inserted, on 13 August 2021, by clause 16 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 8) 2021 (LI 2021/208).

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, Auckland Council, and Auckland Transport. The Minister accepted the application for the following reasons:

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

  • the project will have positive effects on social well-being by providing additional housing in an area that has been growing rapidly but has a shortfall in housing in the medium term; and

  • the project will increase housing supply by constructing approximately 205 residential units; and

  • the project will generate employment over the 3-year construction period by providing—

    • up to 200 direct full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs per year; and

    • up to 200 indirect FTE jobs per year; and

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

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