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

Schedule 33 Waihoehoe Precinct

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Schedule 33: inserted, on 5 November 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 14) 2021 (SL 2021/352).

Project referred to expert consenting panel

Heading: inserted, on 5 November 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 14) 2021 (SL 2021/352).

1 Name of project

The name of the project is the Waihoehoe Precinct (the project).

Schedule 33 clause 1: inserted, on 5 November 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 14) 2021 (SL 2021/352).

2 Authorised person

The authorised person for the project is Oyster Capital Limited.

Schedule 33 clause 2: inserted, on 5 November 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 14) 2021 (SL 2021/352).

3 Description of project

(1)

The scope of the project is to subdivide land and construct and operate a housing development on that land in Drury, Auckland.

(2)

The development will comprise—

(a)

up to 376 residential units; and

(b)

9 allotments for future development; and

(c)

an open-space park; and

(d)

infrastructure associated with the subdivision and development, including roads, parking, and infrastructure for three waters services.

Schedule 33 clause 3: inserted, on 5 November 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 14) 2021 (SL 2021/352).

4 Description of activities involved in project

The project may involve the following activities:

(a)

subdividing land, including potentially contaminated land:

(b)

carrying out earthworks and disturbing potentially contaminated soils:

(c)

constructing residential units:

(d)

developing open space for the purposes of a park, including by planting and landscaping:

(e)

diverting and discharging stormwater run-off:

(f)

constructing infrastructure for three waters services:

(g)

constructing roads, vehicle access, and other transport infrastructure:

(h)

carrying out any other activities that are—

(i)

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

(ii)

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

Schedule 33 clause 4: inserted, on 5 November 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 14) 2021 (SL 2021/352).

5 Approximate geographical location

The project will occur at 76, 76A, 116, 136, and 140 Waihoehoe Road, Drury, Auckland.

Schedule 33 clause 5: inserted, on 5 November 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 14) 2021 (SL 2021/352).

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 assessment of the following matters in relation to the key outcomes of the Drury–Opāheke Structure Plan (Auckland Council, August 2019):

(i)

how the development will integrate with the other land uses provided for in Private Plan Change 50 to the Auckland Unitary Plan:

(ii)

how the development will be able to access and support a future public transport network:

(iii)

whether construction of the proposed infrastructure is appropriately staged and able to be integrated into the infrastructure-servicing requirements of the overall development:

(iv)

how residents of the development will be able to access social infrastructure, such as schools and community facilities, before that social infrastructure is developed in east Drury:

(b)

a subdivision and design assessment and plans that include—

(i)

the location, design, and uses of all land (including open space) that is intended to be vested, or on which easements are intended to be created, for the purposes of the project; and

(ii)

landscape plans (including hard and soft features) for all streetscapes and reserves:

(c)

a detailed assessment of—

(i)

the capacity of the existing road infrastructure; and

(ii)

upgrades to the infrastructure required to service the development, including interim road works; and

(iii)

how the upgrades and interim works will be funded:

(d)

information about any discussions held, and any agreements made, between the authorised person and Auckland Council, the New Zealand Transport Agency, or Auckland Transport in relation to roads for the development:

(e)

an integrated transport assessment that includes—

(i)

options for the enhancement of multi-modal connections and infrastructure; and

(ii)

a movement network plan that identifies the availability and feasibility of safe spaces for active modes of transport, including walking and cycling:

(f)

a detailed assessment of the capacity of existing infrastructure for three waters services, and any upgrades required to service the development, including—

(i)

an infrastructure report and plans that include—

(A)

calculations of the expected water demand and wastewater flows from the project; and

(B)

the overall water supply and wastewater scheme to service the development; and

(ii)

flooding and hydrology designs and detailed reports that show the location of natural wetlands and streams and inform the on-site stormwater management strategy (including reports on groundwater and infiltration testing across the project site and copies of hydrologic and hydraulic models); and

(iii)

a statement of the intended timing for delivering the upgrades and how they will be funded; and

(iv)

information about any discussions held, and any agreements made, between the authorised person and Auckland Council and Watercare Services Limited.

Schedule 33 clause 6: inserted, on 5 November 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 14) 2021 (SL 2021/352).

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:

(b)

New Zealand Transport Agency:

(c)

Ngāti Koheriki Claims Committee:

(d)

Watercare Services Limited.

Schedule 33 clause 7: inserted, on 5 November 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 14) 2021 (SL 2021/352).

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 33 clause 8: inserted, on 5 November 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 14) 2021 (SL 2021/352).

Statement of reasons

Heading: inserted, on 5 November 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 14) 2021 (SL 2021/352).

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, Auckland Council, Auckland Transport, the New Zealand Transport Agency, and Watercare Services Limited, the Minister for the Environment has accepted this application for referral for the following reasons:

  • the project will generate employment by providing up to 670 direct full-time equivalent jobs per year during the 4-year planning and construction period; and

  • the project will increase housing supply through the construction of up to 376 new residential units; and

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