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

Reprint as at 10 September 2021

Coat of Arms of New Zealand

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

(LI 2020/255)

Patsy Reddy, Governor-General

Order in Council

At Wellington this 21st day of September 2020.

Present:
The Right Hon Jacinda Ardern presiding in Council

Note

Changes authorised by subpart 2 of Part 2 of the Legislation Act 2012 have been made in this official reprint.

Note 4 at the end of this reprint provides a list of the amendments incorporated.

This order is administered by the Ministry for the Environment.

This order is made under section 27 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Act 2020 on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council and on the recommendation of the Minister for the Environment.

Contents

Order

1 Title

This order is the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Order 2020.

2 Commencement

This order comes into force on 22 September 2020.

3 Interpretation

(1)

In this order, unless the context otherwise requires,—

residential unit means a dwellinghouse, a townhouse, an apartment, or any other dwelling

three waters services has the meaning given in section 9 of the Urban Development Act 2020.

(2)

A term or an expression that is defined in the Act and used, but not defined, in this order has the same meaning as in the Act.

(3)

A term or expression that is not defined in the Act, but is defined in the Resource Management Act 1991 and used, but not defined, in this order, has the same meaning as in the Resource Management Act 1991.

Clause 3(1): replaced, on 13 August 2021, by clause 4(1) of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 8) 2021 (LI 2021/208).

Clause 3(1) residential unit: inserted, on 10 September 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 11) 2021 (LI 2021/240).

Clause 3(3): inserted, on 13 August 2021, by clause 4(2) of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 8) 2021 (LI 2021/208).

4 Transitional, savings, and related provisions

The transitional, savings, and related provisions (if any) set out in Schedule 1 have effect according to their terms.

5 Projects referred to expert consenting panel

Each project named and described in a schedule of this order (other than Schedule 1) is referred to the expert consenting panel according to the provisions of that schedule.

Schedule 1 Transitional, savings, and related provisions

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Part 1 Provisions relating to this order as made

There are no transitional, savings, or related provisions relating to this order as made.

Schedule 2 Clutha Upper Waitaki Lines Project (CUWLP)—Works and Workers’ Village

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Project referred to expert consenting panel

1 Name of project

The name of the project is the Clutha Upper Waitaki Lines Project (CUWLP)—Works and Workers’ Village (the project).

2 Authorised person

The authorised person for the project is Transpower New Zealand Limited.

3 Description of project

The scope of the project is—

(a)

to upgrade existing 220 kV electricity transmission lines and substations to increase the electricity transmission capacity between the Otago-Southland region and the Waitaki Valley; and

(b)

to undertake ancillary works required for the purpose of paragraph (a); and

(c)

to construct and use land for a temporary workers’ village.

4 Description of activities involved in project

(1)

The project may involve the following works:

(a)

works to strengthen or upgrade parts of the transmission loop (as defined in clause 5(1)), including works—

(i)

to duplex the lines between Roxburgh, Naseby, and Livingstone:

(ii)

to thermally upgrade the lines between Cromwell and Twizel:

(iii)

to duplex the lines between the Aviemore and Benmore substations:

(b)

for the purpose of the works described in paragraph (a), any of the following:

(i)

site development works, including earthworks, the trimming or removal of vegetation, and the placement of base course for wiring sites:

(ii)

works to strengthen and refurbish the foundations of towers, including earthworks, the trimming or removal of vegetation, abrasive blasting, and concrete placement and reinstatement:

(iii)

works to replace towers, including works to establish temporary towers and remove replaced towers:

(iv)

works to raise and strengthen existing towers:

(v)

works to provide for line separation requirements to be met, including mid-span earthworks and the trimming or removal of vegetation:

(vi)

works to relocate lines underground, upgrade transformers, and upgrade existing substations:

(vii)

works to establish a temporary workers’ village and its supporting infrastructure:

(viii)

works to remove the temporary workers’ village and remediate the site:

(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.

(2)

In this clause,—

duplex, in relation to a line, means to add wires so that there are 2 in each phase of the line rather than 1

line means an electricity transmission or distribution line

thermally upgrade, in relation to a line, means to upgrade the capacity of the line’s wires to carry more electricity by operating at a higher temperature.

5 Approximate geographical location

(1)

The project’s works will occur along, and at places necessary for access to, the corridor of the existing transmission and distribution lines in the loop (the transmission loop) that—

(a)

goes north from Roxburgh through Naseby, Livingstone, the Waitaki Valley (including through the Aviemore, Benmore, Ōhau B, and Ōhau C hydro stations), and Twizel; and

(b)

goes south from Twizel through Cromwell and Clyde and back to Roxburgh.

(2)

The temporary workers’ village will be located near Ranfurly.

6 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.

Statement of reasons

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

  • the project offers employment and economic benefits for the Otago, Canterbury, and Southland regions; and

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

  • the project will result in a public benefit, particularly in relation to facilitating further renewable energy development, emissions reductions by increasing New Zealand’s total share of renewable energy, and increasing the resilience of the national electricity grid in the project area.

Schedule 3 Northbrook Wanaka Retirement Village

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Schedule 3: inserted, on 9 October 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order 2020 (LI 2020/276).

Project referred to expert consenting panel

Heading: inserted, on 9 October 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order 2020 (LI 2020/276).

1 Name of project

The name of the project is the Northbrook Wanaka Retirement Village (the project).

Schedule 3 clause 1: inserted, on 9 October 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order 2020 (LI 2020/276).

2 Authorised person

The authorised person for the project is Winton Property Limited.

Schedule 3 clause 2: inserted, on 9 October 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order 2020 (LI 2020/276).

3 Description of project

The scope of the project is—

(a)

to construct and operate a retirement village and associated facilities; and

(b)

to undertake ancillary works required for the purpose of paragraph (a); and

(c)

to subdivide land required for the purpose of paragraph (a).

Schedule 3 clause 3: inserted, on 9 October 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order 2020 (LI 2020/276).

4 Description of activities involved in project

The project may involve the following works:

(a)

bulk earthworks and associated discharges; and

(b)

works to construct the retirement village and associated facilities, including eating establishments, a gym, a pool, a community centre, a daily-needs retail area, and administrative facilities; and

(c)

landscaping, including planting; and

(d)

works to construct roads, parking facilities, and other infrastructure to service the retirement village and associated facilities; and

(e)

works to construct walking and cycling trails inside the retirement village and to connect them with existing trails outside the retirement village; and

(f)

works to construct water and wastewater infrastructure to connect with existing reticulated services; and

(g)

works to construct stormwater infrastructure and to enable the on-site management and discharge of stormwater; and

(h)

earthworks and dewatering for the purpose of the works described in paragraph (f) or (g); and

(i)

any other works that are—

(i)

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

(ii)

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

Schedule 3 clause 4: inserted, on 9 October 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order 2020 (LI 2020/276).

5 Approximate geographical location

The project’s works will occur at Lot 2008 DP 545513 and Lot 66 DP 371470 on Outlet Road, Wanaka, Otago, which is approximately 5 km from Wanaka township.

Schedule 3 clause 5: inserted, on 9 October 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order 2020 (LI 2020/276).

6 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)

persons who made submissions on Plan Change 53 to the Queenstown Lakes District Plan; and

(b)

any persons who, after submissions on Plan Change 53 closed, purchased properties within the area affected by Plan Change 53; and

(c)

Mr Michael Beresford, the appellant in the proceedings filed in the Environment Court as ENV-2018-CHC-69 (which relate to the Hawea/Wanaka substitute land provided for in the Ngāi Tahu Claims Settlement Act 1998).

Schedule 3 clause 6: inserted, on 9 October 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order 2020 (LI 2020/276).

7 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 3 clause 7: inserted, on 9 October 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order 2020 (LI 2020/276).

Statement of reasons

Heading: inserted, on 9 October 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order 2020 (LI 2020/276).

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

  • the project will provide specialist and local employment opportunities in Otago, a region particularly impacted by the downturn in tourism caused by COVID-19; and

  • the project will provide additional housing supply and aged-care facilities; and

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

Schedule 4 Kohimarama Comprehensive Care Retirement Village

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Schedule 4: inserted, on 13 November 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 2) 2020 (LI 2020/282).

Project referred to expert consenting panel

Heading: inserted, on 13 November 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 2) 2020 (LI 2020/282).

1 Name of project

The name of the project is the Kohimarama Comprehensive Care Retirement Village (the project).

Schedule 4 clause 1: inserted, on 13 November 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 2) 2020 (LI 2020/282).

2 Authorised person

The authorised person for the project is Ryman Healthcare Limited.

Schedule 4 clause 2: inserted, on 13 November 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 2) 2020 (LI 2020/282).

3 Description of project

The scope of the project is—

(a)

to construct and operate a retirement village and associated facilities; and

(b)

to undertake ancillary works required for the purpose of paragraph (a).

Schedule 4 clause 3: inserted, on 13 November 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 2) 2020 (LI 2020/282).

4 Description of activities involved in project

The project may involve the following works:

(a)

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

(b)

works to construct the retirement village and associated facilities:

(c)

landscaping, including plantings:

(d)

works to provide roading, parking, lighting, and other infrastructure to service the development:

(e)

works to remove existing vegetation:

(f)

works to divert a watercourse on the site:

(g)

works to take and use groundwater:

(h)

works to construct stormwater infrastructure and to divert and discharge stormwater run-off:

(i)

works to construct a bore for the abstraction of groundwater:

(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.

Schedule 4 clause 4: inserted, on 13 November 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 2) 2020 (LI 2020/282).

5 Approximate geographical location

The project’s works will occur at Lot 1 DP 332284 and Lot 51 DP 163242 (held on Records of Title 312220 (leasehold) and NA98B/894), which is the legal description of 223 Kohimarama Road, Auckland and 7 John Rymer Place, Auckland.

Schedule 4 clause 5: inserted, on 13 November 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 2) 2020 (LI 2020/282).

6 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 owners or occupiers of the properties at the following addresses in addition to the persons listed in clause 17(6) of Schedule 6 of the Act:

Street nameStreet numbers
Harvey Place, Kohimarama, Auckland1/1, 2/1, 3/1, 4/1, 1/3, 2/3, 3/3, 4/3, 5, 7, 7A
John Rymer Place, Kohimarama, Auckland2B, 3, 3A, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13A, 13B, 15, 16, 17, 17A, 18A, 18B, 19, 19A, 20, 21, 22A, 22B, 23, 24A, 24B, 24C, 25, 26, 26A, 27, 27A, 1/28, 2/28, 29, 31, 32A, 32B, 33, 34A, 34B, 35, 35A, 36A, 36B, 1/37, 2/37, 38A, 38B, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 45, 45A, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58
Kohimarama Road, Kohimarama, Auckland247, 247A, 249, 249A, 251, 255, 257
Whytehead Crescent, Kohimarama, Auckland5, 7, 9, 11, 15, 17, 19, 19A, 19B, 21, 1/23, 2/23, 25, 27

Schedule 4 clause 6: inserted, on 13 November 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 2) 2020 (LI 2020/282).

7 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 4 clause 7: inserted, on 13 November 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 2) 2020 (LI 2020/282).

Statement of reasons

Heading: inserted, on 13 November 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 2) 2020 (LI 2020/282).

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, the local authority, and Ngāti Whātua o Ōrākei Trust Board (a landowner and also a relevant iwi 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 specialist and local employment opportunities (up to 400 jobs over a duration of 36 to 48 months for the construction period, followed by approximately 170 operational jobs once constructed); and

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

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

Schedule 5 Molesworth Street Office Development

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Schedule 5: inserted, on 13 November 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 2) 2020 (LI 2020/282).

Project referred to expert consenting panel

Heading: inserted, on 13 November 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 2) 2020 (LI 2020/282).

1 Name of project

The name of the project is the Molesworth Street Office Development (the project).

Schedule 5 clause 1: inserted, on 13 November 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 2) 2020 (LI 2020/282).

2 Authorised person

The authorised person for the project is Primeproperty Group Limited.

Schedule 5 clause 2: inserted, on 13 November 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 2) 2020 (LI 2020/282).

3 Description of project

The scope of the project is to construct a 12-storey office building that includes—

(a)

retail or cafe space; and

(b)

a lobby; and

(c)

loading bays; and

(d)

a basement carpark.

Schedule 5 clause 3: inserted, on 13 November 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 2) 2020 (LI 2020/282).

4 Description of activities involved in project

The project may involve the following works:

(a)

works to construct a 12-storey office building that includes retail or cafe space, a lobby, loading bays, and a basement carpark:

(b)

earthworks for the foundations and basement carpark:

(c)

discharges associated with those earthworks:

(d)

dewatering, if works are required below the level of the groundwater:

(e)

works that give rise to construction noise:

(f)

works that give rise to vehicle movements:

(g)

works to provide for lighting:

(h)

any other works that are—

(i)

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

(ii)

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

Schedule 5 clause 4: inserted, on 13 November 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 2) 2020 (LI 2020/282).

5 Approximate geographical location

The project’s works will occur at 55 to 61 Molesworth Street, Wellington, Lot 1 DP 23575 and Lot 5 DP 1265.

Schedule 5 clause 5: inserted, on 13 November 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 2) 2020 (LI 2020/282).

6 Further information required

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

(a)

a heritage report prepared by a heritage expert that considers—

(i)

the location of the site and proposed building; and

(ii)

the heritage context of the site and proposed building, if they adjoin a listed heritage building; and

(b)

a summary of any consultation undertaken with iwi or Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga; and

(c)

a preliminary site investigation or detailed on-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), showing how compliance with the NES will be achieved; and

(d)

a design statement, including a statement as to how the proposal achieves design excellence given that the building height exceeds the permitted height, but is within the 15% design excellence allowance; and

(e)

a written approval from Wellington Water Limited, if the proposal involves a discharge of dewatered water or stormwater to the stormwater network during works; and

(f)

an earthworks management plan; and

(g)

any additional information that the Wellington City Council and the Wellington Regional Council would require had the application been submitted in accordance with the standard process under the Resource Management Act 1991.

Schedule 5 clause 6: inserted, on 13 November 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 2) 2020 (LI 2020/282).

7 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 5 clause 7: inserted, on 13 November 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 2) 2020 (LI 2020/282).

Statement of reasons

Heading: inserted, on 13 November 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 2) 2020 (LI 2020/282).

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, local authorities, and iwi 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 offer employment opportunities (up to 14 full-time jobs in the first 18 months and another 200 full-time jobs in the following 30 months). These jobs will be in the construction sector, which has been impacted by COVID-19; and

  • the project will develop an under-utilised site for office space, contributing to a well-functioning urban environment; and

  • the project seeks to promote a vibrant and well-functioning urban environment that is well connected by public transport; and

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

Schedule 6 The Vines Affordable Subdivision

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Schedule 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).

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 The Vines Affordable Subdivision (the project).

Schedule 6 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 Jason and Angela Mudgway.

Schedule 6 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

(1)

The scope of the project is—

(a)

to subdivide land and develop up to 48 residential sections for future housing development; and

(b)

to provide the associated infrastructure for the subdivision and development of the sections, including roading, walkways, three waters services, and reserves.

(2)

[Revoked]

Schedule 6 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).

Schedule 6 clause 3(2): revoked, on 13 August 2021, by clause 5 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 works:

(a)

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

(b)

landscaping, including plantings:

(c)

works to remove existing vegetation:

(d)

the construction of roading, walkways, and other transportation infrastructure required for the development:

(e)

the construction of water and wastewater infrastructure:

(f)

any other works that are—

(i)

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

(ii)

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

Schedule 6 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 115 Main Road Hope (otherwise known as State Highway 6) south of Richmond, legal description Part Sec 15 Waimea East District.

Schedule 6 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 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 6 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).

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, providing the equivalent of 28 jobs during the 1-year development period; and

  • the project seeks to develop sections for future housing in an area that has a significant housing demand; and

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

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.

Schedule 8 Ohinewai Foam Factory

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Schedule 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).

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 the Ohinewai Foam Factory (the project).

Schedule 8 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 person

The authorised person for the project is Ambury Properties Limited.

Schedule 8 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 construct and operate a foam factory and associated facilities, including—

(i)

a foam manufacturing plant and storage facility; and

(ii)

a carpet underlay plant; and

(iii)

a foam conversion plant; and

(iv)

temporary site sheds; and

(v)

facilities to manage air discharges; and

(vi)

facilities to manage hazardous waste; and

(vii)

facilities to manage stormwater and wastewater generated on site; and

(b)

to construct and operate a rail siding that will connect to the North Island Main Trunk Railway.

Schedule 8 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)

earthworks for the project (including bulk earthworks) and discharges associated with those earthworks:

(b)

works to construct the foam factory and associated facilities:

(c)

works to construct a rail siding:

(d)

landscaping works:

(e)

works to clear existing vegetation:

(f)

works to provide roading, parking areas, lighting, and other supporting infrastructure:

(g)

works to enable dewatering of the site:

(h)

the construction of stormwater infrastructure and a wetland:

(i)

any other works that are—

(i)

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

(ii)

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

Schedule 8 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)

88 Lumsden Road, legal description Allotment 405 Parish of Whangamarino (record of title SA42D/983); and

(b)

109 Tahuna Road, legal description Lot 2 DPS 29288 (record of title SA1250/17 and SA26D/299); and

(c)

52 Lumsden Road, legal description Lot 3 DP 474347 (record of title 650547).

Schedule 8 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

(1)

The following information, as it relates to the construction and operation of the factory, 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 risks posed by the hazardous substances used on site and a description of the measures to be adopted to manage these risks; and

(b)

an integrated traffic assessment; and

(c)

a geotechnical assessment report; and

(d)

an ecological report; and

(e)

an archaeological report; and

(f)

an earthworks methodology report; and

(g)

a noise and vibration report; and

(h)

a draft construction traffic management plan; and

(i)

a landscape and visual assessment; and

(j)

an emergency plan; and

(k)

an air quality report; and

(l)

an assessment of any greenhouse gases emitted during the foam production process, and a description of measures to be adopted to reduce emissions; and

(m)

an assessment of the effects of the development on flood-water flows and the proposed mitigation measures; and

(n)

an assessment of the effects of the development on the Waikato River and its catchment and the proposed mitigation measures; and

(o)

an assessment to show why the proposed site is the best practicable option; and

(p)

an assessment of the project in light of the concerns raised by submitters in the Ohinewai zoning hearings, and the measures proposed to resolve these concerns.

(2)

In subclause (1)(l), emissions has the meaning given in section 4(1) of the Climate Change Response Act 2002.

Schedule 8 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

In addition to the persons listed in clause 17(6) of Schedule 6 of the Act, an expert consenting panel must invite comments from the following persons identified by the Waikato District Council as having made submissions on the industrial-related aspects of the Ohinewai rezoning plan change request being considered as part of that council’s district plan review:

(a)

the trustees of Nga Muka Development Trust; and

(b)

the trustees of the Waahi Whaanui Trust; and

(c)

Te Riu o Waikato Limited; and

(d)

Ohinewai Area Committee; and

(e)

Shand Properties Limited; and

(f)

Mercury NZ Limited; and

(g)

Iain and Luressa Macdonald; and

(h)

Konini Farms Limited; and

(i)

The Ralph Estates Incorporated; and

(j)

Suzanne Stow; and

(k)

David and Tiffany Whyte; and

(l)

Richard and Shanette Marsh; and

(m)

Bruce Holmes; and

(n)

Daniel and Rebekah Holmes; and

(o)

Auckland/Waikato Fish and Game Council; and

(p)

Future Proof Implementation Committee.

Schedule 8 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 8 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, Waka Kotahi NZ Transport Agency, KiwiRail Holdings Limited, and the relevant local authorities and iwi 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 offers the prospect of short- and long-term employment for Huntly and North Waikato, including up to 2,100 construction jobs and 50 permanent factory jobs; and

  • the project will enable construction to begin earlier by bringing the consenting process forward by 3 to 15 months; and

  • the project has the potential for economic benefits to the area, including through diversifying the economy of the Waikato region, possibly encouraging further industrial development in the area, and creating the opportunity for the development and employment of a skilled workforce; and

  • any adverse effects arising from the project 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.

Schedule 9 Eastern Porirua Regeneration Project—Infrastructure Works

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Schedule 9: inserted, on 18 December 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 4) 2020 (LI 2020/298).

Project referred to expert consenting panel

Heading: inserted, on 18 December 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 4) 2020 (LI 2020/298).

1 Name of project

The name of the project is the Eastern Porirua Regeneration Project—Infrastructure Works (the project).

Schedule 9 clause 1: inserted, on 18 December 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 4) 2020 (LI 2020/298).

2 Authorised persons

The authorised persons for the project are—

(a)

Kāinga Ora–Homes and Communities; and

(b)

Porirua City Council.

Schedule 9 clause 2: inserted, on 18 December 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 4) 2020 (LI 2020/298).

3 Description of project

The scope of the project is—

(a)

to replace an existing wastewater main that extends from Bothamley Park, Porirua to State Highway 1; and

(b)

to construct and operate a water reservoir near the existing reservoir on Stemhead Lane, Porirua; and

(c)

to construct and operate a wetland for flood risk and stormwater management in Cannons Creek Park, Porirua.

Schedule 9 clause 3: inserted, on 18 December 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 4) 2020 (LI 2020/298).

4 Description of activities involved in project

(1)

The project involves the following:

(a)

earthworks (including bulk earthworks):

(b)

discharges associated with earthworks:

(c)

works to trim or remove vegetation:

(d)

landscaping, including planting:

(e)

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

(f)

works to construct stormwater infrastructure:

(g)

works to discharge stormwater and wastewater onto land or into freshwater:

(h)

works to construct pipes, culverts, and associated reticulation infrastructure:

(i)

works to construct or disestablish crossings of the Kenepuru Stream:

(j)

works to construct a water storage reservoir and associated reticulation infrastructure:

(k)

any other works that are—

(i)

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

(ii)

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

(2)

[Revoked]

Schedule 9 clause 4: inserted, on 18 December 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 4) 2020 (LI 2020/298).

Schedule 9 clause 4(2): revoked, on 13 August 2021, by clause 6 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 8) 2021 (LI 2021/208).

5 Approximate geographical location

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

Narrative description of locationLegal description of location
Works to replace the existing wastewater main that extends from Bothamley Park, Porirua to State Highway 1 will occur alongside that existing wastewater main

Lot 276 DP 512438

Lot 277 DP 512438

Lot 273 DP 498135

Lot 1 DP 74452

Lot 1 DP 53734

Lot 113 DP 20024

Lot 1 DP 53735

Sec 1 SO 485063

Sec 2 SO 485063

Lot 2 DP 53736

Lot 1 DP 35097

Lot 232 DP 31478

Works to construct and operate a water reservoir near the existing reservoir on Stemhead Lane, Porirua will occur near that existing reservoir

Sec 20 SO 473623

Lot 4 DP 48340

Lot 7 DP 47873

Works to construct and operate a wetland in Cannons Creek Park, Porirua will occur in Cannons Creek Park

Lot 1 DP 26267

Schedule 9 clause 5: inserted, on 18 December 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 4) 2020 (LI 2020/298).

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 ecological assessment, which must cover—

(i)

the short- and long-term effects of the project on the Porirua Stream, the Kenepuru Stream, and the significant natural areas within Bothamley Park and Cannons Creek Park; and

(ii)

the downstream effects of the project on the Porirua Harbour:

(b)

a contaminated sites assessment:

(c)

a traffic impact assessment, which must include a traffic management plan:

(d)

a cultural impact assessment by an author approved by the mana whenua of the Kenepuru Stream:

(e)

an assessment of whether the proposed infrastructure will meet current demand and future demand arising from urban growth:

(f)

an assessment of the project’s likely effects on the hydrology of the Kenepuru Stream and the Porirua Stream, including flooding, erosion, and scour:

(g)

an assessment of the project’s positive effects on the environment, supported by appropriate technical information, including any net benefits to water quality from the proposed wetland in Cannons Creek Park:

(h)

an assessment of any adverse effects from dewatering:

(i)

a landscape and visual assessment of the proposed reservoir:

(j)

a construction management plan for the proposed works:

(k)

an erosion and sediment control plan, which must—

(i)

outline the measures that will be taken to avoid or mitigate adverse effects on significant natural areas and any natural wetlands, including the discharge of sediment to Kenepuru Steam, Porirua Stream, and Porirua Harbour; and

(ii)

be prepared in consultation with Ngāti Toa:

(l)

a master plan of Bothamley Park and Cannons Creek Park, which must—

(i)

show how the wastewater trunk main upgrade and the proposed wetland integrate with the wider improvements being considered for the parks; and

(ii)

have regard to cycleways, recreation areas and facilities, crime prevention through environmental design, safety upgrades, and public access.

Schedule 9 clause 6: inserted, on 18 December 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 4) 2020 (LI 2020/298).

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)

Aotea Residents Association Incorporated:

(b)

Creeksiders (Cannons Creek) Residents Association:

(c)

Porirua Harbour and Catchment Community Trust:

(d)

Ranui Resident’s Association Incorporated:

(e)

Te Runanga o Toa Rangatira Incorporated.

Schedule 9 clause 7: inserted, on 18 December 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 4) 2020 (LI 2020/298).

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 9 clause 8: inserted, on 18 December 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 4) 2020 (LI 2020/298).

Statement of reasons

Heading: inserted, on 18 December 2020, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 4) 2020 (LI 2020/298).

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, local authorities, Te Runanga o Toa Rangatira Incorporated, Wellington Water Limited, and the New Zealand Transport Agency, 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 will provide 55 to 110 jobs in the first 2 years of construction and up to 260 jobs in the third and fourth years of construction; and

  • the project will increase the capacity of three waters services in eastern Porirua, enabling future urban growth in Porirua and addressing existing capacity and performance issues for infrastructure; and

  • the project is likely to improve environmental outcomes for freshwater quality in the long term as it will reduce wastewater overflows and may improve stormwater quality; and

  • any adverse effects arising from the application (and proposed 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.

Schedule 10 Silverlight Studios

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Schedule 10: inserted, on 29 January 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order 2021 (LI 2021/2).

Project referred to expert consenting panel

Heading: inserted, on 29 January 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order 2021 (LI 2021/2).

1 Name of project

The name of the project is Silverlight Studios (the project).

Schedule 10 clause 1: inserted, on 29 January 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order 2021 (LI 2021/2).

2 Authorised person

The authorised person for the project is Silverlight Studios Limited.

Schedule 10 clause 2: inserted, on 29 January 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order 2021 (LI 2021/2).

3 Description of project

The scope of the project is—

(a)

to construct and operate a film studio complex, including—

(i)

film location sets; and

(ii)

buildings for post-production facilities; and

(iii)

a film school; and

(iv)

a screening theatre; and

(v)

a film exhibition centre; and

(vi)

supporting facilities such as food and retail services; and

(b)

to construct a wall surrounding the film studio complex; and

(c)

to construct the associated infrastructure for the film studio complex, including roading, parking, and pedestrian access.

Schedule 10 clause 3: inserted, on 29 January 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order 2021 (LI 2021/2).

4 Description of activities involved in project

The project involves works such as the following:

(a)

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

(b)

landscaping, including plantings:

(c)

vegetation clearance:

(d)

the construction of roading, walkways, and other transport infrastructure required for the project, including parking:

(e)

alteration of the reservoir located on the site:

(f)

the construction of water and wastewater infrastructure:

(g)

the on-site collection, storage, treatment, and disposal of wastewater:

(h)

the taking and use of groundwater:

(i)

any other works that are—

(i)

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

(ii)

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

Schedule 10 clause 4: inserted, on 29 January 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order 2021 (LI 2021/2).

5 Approximate geographical location

(1)

The project’s works will occur at 707 Wanaka–Luggate Highway (State Highway 6), approximately 7 km to the east of Wanaka township.

(2)

The legal description of the site of the project works is Section 1, Block II Lower Wanaka Survey District and Section 66–67 Block IV Lower Wanaka Survey District (held on Record of Title OT14C/457) and Section 65 and Part Section 64 Block IV Lower Wanaka Survey District (held on Record of Title OT17A/336).

Schedule 10 clause 5: inserted, on 29 January 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order 2021 (LI 2021/2).

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 prepared in consultation with the New Zealand Transport Agency; and

(b)

a lighting assessment; and

(c)

a three waters services report that—

(i)

identifies the preferred servicing options; and

(ii)

assesses the alternatives that have been considered; and

(iii)

describes discussions held, and agreements made, with the Queenstown Lakes District Council; and

(iv)

assesses the effects of any water takes and discharges, with an outline of any proposed mitigation of these effects.

(2)

[Revoked]

Schedule 10 clause 6: inserted, on 29 January 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order 2021 (LI 2021/2).

Schedule 10 clause 6(2): revoked, on 13 August 2021, by clause 7 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)

the Minister for Economic and Regional Development; and

(b)

the Minister of Immigration; and

(c)

Queenstown Airport Corporation Limited; and

(d)

the New Zealand Transport Agency; and

(e)

Fire and Emergency New Zealand.

Schedule 10 clause 7: inserted, on 29 January 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order 2021 (LI 2021/2).

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 10 clause 8: inserted, on 29 January 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order 2021 (LI 2021/2).

Statement of reasons

Heading: inserted, on 29 January 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order 2021 (LI 2021/2).

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 offers the opportunity for up to 300 jobs during the construction phase and for up to 1,200 jobs during the operation of the project. Both the construction and film sectors have been adversely impacted by COVID-19; and

  • the training opportunities offered through the project will enable people affected by the economic impacts of COVID-19 to upskill in the film sector; and

  • the project will create economic benefits for Queenstown Lakes District, the Otago region, and the film industry, all of which were adversely affected by COVID-19; and

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

  • any adverse effects arising from the activities occurring 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.

Schedule 11 Brennan winery, restaurant, education, and event complex

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Schedule 11: inserted, on 29 January 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order 2021 (LI 2021/2).

Project referred to expert consenting panel

Heading: inserted, on 29 January 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order 2021 (LI 2021/2).

1 Name of project

The name of the project is the Brennan winery, restaurant, education, and event complex (the project).

Schedule 11 clause 1: inserted, on 29 January 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order 2021 (LI 2021/2).

2 Authorised person

The authorised person for the project is Otago Viticulture and Oenology Limited (trading as Brennan Wines).

Schedule 11 clause 2: inserted, on 29 January 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order 2021 (LI 2021/2).

3 Description of project

The scope of the project is—

(a)

to extend and operate an existing vineyard; and

(b)

to construct and operate—

(i)

a winery complex and associated facilities; and

(ii)

an on-site winemaking facility; and

(iii)

a restaurant; and

(iv)

a cellar door; and

(v)

a barrel hall for events; and

(vi)

an education facility.

Schedule 11 clause 3: inserted, on 29 January 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order 2021 (LI 2021/2).

4 Description of activities involved in project

The project involves works such as the following:

(a)

works to expand existing buildings:

(b)

works to construct new buildings:

(c)

demolition works:

(d)

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

(e)

landscaping, including plantings:

(f)

works to provide for lighting:

(g)

the construction of roading, walkways, and other transport infrastructure required for the project, including parking:

(h)

the construction of water and wastewater infrastructure:

(i)

the taking and use of groundwater and surface water:

(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.

Schedule 11 clause 4: inserted, on 29 January 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order 2021 (LI 2021/2).

5 Approximate geographical location

(1)

The project’s works will occur at 110 Gibbston Back Road, Gibbston, Otago.

(2)

The legal description of the site of the project works is Part Lot 16 Deposited Plan 23707 (held on Record of Title OT18D/774).

Schedule 11 clause 5: inserted, on 29 January 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order 2021 (LI 2021/2).

6 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 New Zealand Transport Agency, in addition to the persons listed in clause 17(6) of Schedule 6 of the Act.

Schedule 11 clause 6: inserted, on 29 January 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order 2021 (LI 2021/2).

7 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 11 clause 7: inserted, on 29 January 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order 2021 (LI 2021/2).

Statement of reasons

Heading: inserted, on 29 January 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order 2021 (LI 2021/2).

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 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 provide specialist and local employment opportunities for construction jobs, and for permanent jobs in the Otago winemaking region; and

  • by providing opportunities for workers to upskill, the project will create economic benefits for the viticulture and winemaking industries adversely affected by COVID-19; and

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

  • any adverse effects arising from the activities occurring 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.

Schedule 12 Nola Estate

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Schedule 12: inserted, on 29 January 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order 2021 (LI 2021/2).

Project referred to expert consenting panel

Heading: inserted, on 29 January 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order 2021 (LI 2021/2).

1 Name of project

The name of the project is the Nola Estate (the project).

Schedule 12 clause 1: inserted, on 29 January 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order 2021 (LI 2021/2).

2 Authorised person

The authorised person for the project is CPM 2019 Limited.

Schedule 12 clause 2: inserted, on 29 January 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order 2021 (LI 2021/2).

3 Description of project

(1)

The scope of the project is—

(a)

to subdivide land and construct—

(i)

approximately 247 residential units (including approximately 140 units dedicated to KiwiBuild); and

(ii)

a commercial centre; and

(iii)

a cafe; and

(iv)

a community centre; and

(v)

reserve areas; and

(b)

to provide the associated infrastructure for the subdivision and development, including roading and three waters services.

(2)

[Revoked]

Schedule 12 clause 3: inserted, on 29 January 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order 2021 (LI 2021/2).

Schedule 12 clause 3(2): revoked, on 13 August 2021, by clause 8(a) 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

(1)

The project involves works such as the following:

(a)

the subdivision of land and the construction of buildings:

(b)

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

(c)

landscaping, including plantings:

(d)

the construction of roading, walkways, and other transport infrastructure required for the project, including parking:

(e)

the construction of three waters services:

(f)

any other works that are—

(i)

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

(ii)

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

(2)

[Revoked]

Schedule 12 clause 4: inserted, on 29 January 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order 2021 (LI 2021/2).

Schedule 12 clause 4(2): revoked, on 13 August 2021, by clause 8(b) 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—

(a)

460 to 465 West Coast Road, Glen Eden, Auckland; and

(b)

467 to 478 West Coast Road, Glen Eden, Auckland; and

(c)

317 to 345 Glengarry Road, Glen Eden, Auckland.

(2)

The legal description of the site of the project works is—

(a)

NA29A/231, Lot 22 Deposited Plan 19309; and

(b)

NA29A/232, Lot 23 Deposited Plan 19309; and

(c)

NA29A/233, Lot 24 Deposited Plan 19309; and

(d)

NA29A/234, Lot 25 Deposited Plan 19309; and

(e)

NA29A/235, Lot 26 Deposited Plan 19309; and

(f)

NA29A/236, Lot 27 Deposited Plan 19309; and

(g)

NA29A/237, Lot 28 Deposited Plan 19309; and

(h)

NA35A/1265, Lot 30 Deposited Plan 19309; and

(i)

NA35A/1266, Lot 31 Deposited Plan 19309; and

(j)

NA35A/1267, Lot 32 Deposited Plan 19309; and

(k)

NA35A/1268, Lot 35 Deposited Plan 19309; and

(l)

NA35A/1269, Lot 36 Deposited Plan 19309; and

(m)

NA35A/1270, Lot 37 Deposited Plan 19309; and

(n)

NA35A/1271, Lot 38 Deposited Plan 19309; and

(o)

NA35A/1272, Lot 39 Deposited Plan 19309; and

(p)

NA35A/1273, Lot 40 Deposited Plan 19309; and

(q)

NA93A/900, Lot 2 Deposited Plan 155993.

Schedule 12 clause 5: inserted, on 29 January 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order 2021 (LI 2021/2).

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; and

(b)

a stormwater assessment; and

(c)

an infrastructure assessment; and

(d)

an urban design assessment; and

(e)

a landscape and visual assessment.

Schedule 12 clause 6: inserted, on 29 January 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order 2021 (LI 2021/2).

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)

Watercare Services Limited; and

(c)

representatives of Hoani Waititi Marae; and

(d)

representatives of the trustees of Ngāti Te Ata Claims Support Whānau Trust.

Schedule 12 clause 7: inserted, on 29 January 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order 2021 (LI 2021/2).

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 12 clause 8: inserted, on 29 January 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order 2021 (LI 2021/2).

Statement of reasons

Heading: inserted, on 29 January 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order 2021 (LI 2021/2).

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, the relevant local authority, Auckland Transport and, having sought written comments from Te Kawerau Iwi Settlement Trust, 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 offers the opportunity for up to 609 full-time equivalent construction jobs, and for additional permanent jobs; and

  • the project will have short-term and long-term economic benefits associated with the construction workforce and more people settling in the area; and

  • the project will increase housing supply by enabling the development of 2-, 3-, and 4-bedroom residential units in response to the housing supply shortage in Auckland; and

  • the project will enable construction to occur sooner than would otherwise be the case under the standard processes of the Resource Management Act 1991; and

  • any adverse effects arising from the activities occurring 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.

Schedule 13 Wooing Tree Estate

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Schedule 13: inserted, on 5 March 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 2) 2021 (LI 2021/36).

Project referred to expert consenting panel

Heading: inserted, on 5 March 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 2) 2021 (LI 2021/36).

1 Name of project

The name of the project is the Wooing Tree Estate (the project).

Schedule 13 clause 1: inserted, on 5 March 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 2) 2021 (LI 2021/36).

2 Authorised person

The authorised person for the project is Wooing Tree Property Development LP.

Schedule 13 clause 2: inserted, on 5 March 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 2) 2021 (LI 2021/36).

3 Description of project

(1)

The scope of the project is—

(a)

to subdivide land and construct a staged subdivision of up to 284 lots, including up to 276 residential lots; and

(b)

to construct approximately 46 residential units; and

(c)

to construct the associated infrastructure for the subdivision, including roading, parking, pedestrian and cycling connections, three waters services, and the development of open space; and

(d)

to construct and operate a hospitality and neighbourhood centre, a cellar door facility for Wooing Tree Vineyard, and accommodation for travellers, and to provide the associated infrastructure.

(2)

[Revoked]

Schedule 13 clause 3: inserted, on 5 March 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 2) 2021 (LI 2021/36).

Schedule 13 clause 3(2): revoked, on 13 August 2021, by clause 9(a) 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

(1)

The project involves works such as the following:

(a)

the subdivision of land and construction of buildings:

(b)

earthworks (including bulk earthworks):

(c)

discharges associated with earthworks and construction activities:

(d)

landscaping, including planting:

(e)

works to clear existing vegetation:

(f)

works to construct pedestrian and vehicular access, roading, parking, and other transport infrastructure required for the development:

(g)

works to construct three waters services and upgrade existing three waters services:

(h)

any other works that are—

(i)

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

(ii)

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

(2)

[Revoked]

Schedule 13 clause 4: inserted, on 5 March 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 2) 2021 (LI 2021/36).

Schedule 13 clause 4(2): revoked, on 13 August 2021, by clause 9(b) of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 8) 2021 (LI 2021/208).

5 Approximate geographical location

The project’s works will occur at Wooing Tree Estate, 64 Shortcut Road, corner of State Highway 6 and State Highway 8B, Cromwell, Otago (legal description Section 3 Survey Office Plan 461514, held on Record of Title 684261).

Schedule 13 clause 5: inserted, on 5 March 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 2) 2021 (LI 2021/36).

6 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 New Zealand Transport Agency in addition to the persons listed in clause 17(6) of Schedule 6 of the Act.

Schedule 13 clause 6: inserted, on 5 March 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 2) 2021 (LI 2021/36).

7 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 13 clause 7: inserted, on 5 March 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 2) 2021 (LI 2021/36).

Statement of reasons

Heading: inserted, on 5 March 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 2) 2021 (LI 2021/36).

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, relevant local authorities, and the New Zealand Transport Agency, 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 offers the opportunity for up to 650 full-time equivalent jobs and for additional permanent jobs through commercial activities; and

  • the project will provide economic benefits to those in the Central Otago area and to the viticulture and construction industries, which have been affected by COVID-19; and

  • the project will increase housing supply in an area experiencing rapid population change and housing shortages; and

  • the project will contribute to a well-functioning urban environment, given its location close to the Cromwell town centre and within an area identified in the Cromwell Spatial Plan as being suitable for residential intensification; and

  • the project will enable construction to occur sooner than would otherwise be the case under the standard processes of the Resource Management Act 1991; 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.

Schedule 14 Kapuni Green Hydrogen

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Schedule 14: 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 Kapuni Green Hydrogen (the project).

Schedule 14 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)

Hiringa Energy Limited; and

(b)

Ballance Agri-Nutrients Limited.

Schedule 14 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, install, and operate a renewable hydrogen hub.

(2)

The renewable hydrogen hub comprises—

(a)

4 wind turbines and associated infrastructure; and

(b)

an electrolysis plant; and

(c)

hydrogen production infrastructure; and

(d)

hydrogen storage, loadout, and refuelling facilities; and

(e)

underground electricity cables and associated buildings and structures.

Schedule 14 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

The project involves works such as the following:

(a)

works to install and operate 4 wind turbines with a hub height of approximately 149 m, a rotor diameter of 162 m, and a total height of approximately 230 m:

(b)

works to construct and operate an electrolysis plant and hydrogen production infrastructure:

(c)

works to construct and operate hydrogen storage, loadout, and refuelling facilities:

(d)

works to install and operate underground electricity cables and to construct and operate associated buildings and structures to convey electricity:

(e)

earthworks associated with the works described in paragraphs (a) to (d):

(f)

works to construct access and other infrastructure required for the development, including culverts:

(g)

any other works that are—

(i)

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

(ii)

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

Schedule 14 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).

5 Approximate geographical location

(1)

The project’s works will occur at—

(a)

271–359 Kokiri Road, Kapuni (the site for the wind turbines); and

(b)

309 Palmer Road, Kapuni (the site for the electrolysis plant, hydrogen production infrastructure, and hydrogen storage, loadout, and refuelling facilities).

(2)

The installation of underground electricity cables will occur on private land and road reserve located between the places described in subclause (1).

Schedule 14 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)

a landscape and visual assessment, which must include—

(i)

photomontages, taken from a range of public vantage points and from a range of private properties beyond those immediately adjacent to the proposed wind turbine site, that show the scale of the proposed wind turbines in relation to views of Mount Taranaki; and

(ii)

an assessment of the effects on sightlines of Mount Taranaki when viewed from sites of importance to Māori (as determined in consultation with Te Korowai o Ngāruahine Trust and Ngāruahine hapū (as listed in clause 7(a)); and

(b)

either—

(i)

a cultural impact assessment prepared by or on behalf of the Taranaki Māori Trust Board as the collective representative of Ngā Iwi o Taranaki; or

(ii)

if a cultural impact assessment is not provided, a statement of any reasons given by the Taranaki Māori Trust Board for not providing that assessment; and

(c)

an archaeological assessment; and

(d)

an ecological assessment, which must include an assessment of the effects of the project on indigenous vegetation, fauna, avifauna, aquatic ecology, and local water catchments; and

(e)

a traffic impact assessment, which must include an assessment of the effects of large vehicles transporting turbine sections to the project site; and

(f)

an acoustic assessment, which must include an assessment of construction noise, details of safeguards and contingencies in relation to noise and vibration effects, and the methods for monitoring and reporting; and

(g)

a shadow flicker assessment for the proposed wind turbines; and

(h)

information to address the matters listed in section 20.5.10 (assessment matters for significant hazardous facilities) of the South Taranaki District Plan (as in force at 22 January 2021), which must include a risk assessment report.

Schedule 14 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 and groups in addition to the persons listed in clause 17(6) of Schedule 6 of the Act:

(a)

the 6 hapū of Ngāruahine, being Ngāti Tū, Ngāti Manuhiakai, Kanihi–Umutahi, Ngāti Haua, Ngāti Tamaahuroa me Tītahi, and Ōkahu–Inuāwai; and

(b)

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Ruanui Trust; and

(c)

Taranaki Māori Trust Board; and

(d)

Transpower New Zealand Limited; and

(e)

Powerco Limited; and

(f)

Nova Energy Limited.

Schedule 14 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 14 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 (including those invited to comment), the relevant local authorities, Te Korowai o Ngāruahine Trust, Transpower New Zealand Limited, Powerco Limited, and Nova Energy Limited, and having sought written comments from the groups Ngāti Tū and Ngāti Manuhiakai, 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 offers the opportunity to create an average of 40 full-time-equivalent jobs, over an 18-month period, in engineering, design, and construction; and

  • the project provides infrastructure that will contribute to improving economic and employment outcomes; and

  • the project is likely to help to improve environmental outcomes for air quality and assist New Zealand’s efforts to mitigate climate change and transition more quickly to a low-emissions economy (subject to a successful future transition to the use of green hydrogen as a fuel in the transport sector); 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 occurring in 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.

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.

Schedule 16 Faringdon South West and South East Development

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Schedule 16: 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 Faringdon South West and South East Development (the project).

Schedule 16 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 Hughes Developments Limited.

Schedule 16 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 to subdivide land and construct—

(a)

either—

(i)

a subdivision of up to 1,089 lots and 1,087 residential units; or

(ii)

if a secondary school is developed in the location of the project, a subdivision of up to 959 lots and 957 residential units; and

(b)

2 commercial centres; and

(c)

recreation reserves; and

(d)

the associated infrastructure for the subdivision and development, including roading, walking, and cycling infrastructure, and three waters services.

(2)

[Revoked]

Schedule 16 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 16 clause 3(2): revoked, on 13 August 2021, by clause 11 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)

the subdivision of land and construction of buildings:

(b)

earthworks (including bulk earthworks and excavation of materials over an aquifer) and discharges associated with the earthworks:

(c)

landscaping, including plantings:

(d)

works to clear existing vegetation:

(e)

works to construct roading, walkways, cycle links, and other transport infrastructure, including parking:

(f)

works to construct three waters services and upgrade existing three waters services:

(g)

any other works that are—

(i)

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

(ii)

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

Schedule 16 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 on the following 2 blocks of land in Selwyn Road, south of Rolleston township in Canterbury:

Narrative description of locationLegal description of location

Faringdon South West block (bounded by Goulds Road, East Maddisons Road, and Selwyn Road)

Lot 1 DP 69688

Lot 4 DP 355996

Lot 2 DP 326339

Lot 3 DP 326339

Lot 4 DP 326339

Lot 2 DP 343803

Lot 1 DP 74660

Lot 3 DP 355996

Lot 2 DP 75821 and Lot 2 DP 355996

Lot 1 DP 343803

Faringdon South East block (located on the north-east corner of Springston Rolleston Road and Selwyn Road)

Lot 1 DP 60892

Lot 1 DP 479375 and Lot 1 DP 441634

Lot 2 DP 63632 and Lot 3 DP 441634

Lot 2 DP 479375

Lot 1 DP 341771

Lot 2 DP 341771

Schedule 16 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

(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 emissions assessment that includes modelling and an analysis of—

(i)

the effects and mitigation measures related to the emissions impact of the project; and

(ii)

the opportunities to reduce emissions by providing housing supply closer to amenities or work centres; and

(b)

an integrated transport assessment that includes modelling and analysis of the effects and mitigation measures required to provide—

(i)

adequate cycleways and walkways for the number of dwellings and residents planned for the project; and

(ii)

safe pedestrian crossings and traffic calming devices; and

(c)

a stormwater assessment, including how stormwater will be treated before being discharged onto land.

(2)

In subclause (1)(a), emissions has the meaning given in section 4(1) of the Climate Change Response Act 2002.

(3)

In subclause (1)(b)(ii), a traffic calming device is a traffic control device, as defined in section 2(1) of the Land Transport Act 1998.

Schedule 16 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)

Christchurch City Council; and

(b)

Waimakariri District Council; and

(c)

Greater Christchurch Partnership; and

(d)

Canterbury District Health Board; and

(e)

New Zealand Defence Force; and

(f)

Martin Towers; and

(g)

Nathaniel Heslop; and

(h)

Tania and Michael Croucher; and

(i)

Michael Quinn; and

(j)

Freelance Canterbury Limited; and

(k)

Peter Tilling; and

(l)

relevant Ngāi Tahu rūnanga.

Schedule 16 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 16 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, Selwyn District Council, Christchurch City Council, Waimakariri District Council, Environment Canterbury, and the Greater Christchurch Partnership. The Minister accepted the application for the following reasons:

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

  • the project will generate up to 13,000 full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs in the engineering, design, and construction sectors over a 7-year planning and construction period; and

  • the project will create a further 400 FTE ongoing permanent jobs when the project is completed; and

  • the project will provide economic benefits to the construction industry, which has been affected by COVID-19; and

  • the project will increase housing supply by up to 1,087 residential units (or up to 957 residential units if a secondary school is developed) in an area that has been identified as unable to meet the medium-term housing demand; and

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

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.

Schedule 18 Beachlands Housing Development

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Schedule 18: inserted, on 14 May 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 5) 2021 (LI 2021/104).

Project referred to expert consenting panel

Heading: inserted, on 14 May 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 5) 2021 (LI 2021/104).

1 Name of project

The name of the project is Beachlands Housing Development (the project).

Schedule 18 clause 1: inserted, on 14 May 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 5) 2021 (LI 2021/104).

2 Authorised person

The authorised persons for the project are—

(a)

Neil Construction Limited; and

(b)

Fletcher Residential Limited.

Schedule 18 clause 2: inserted, on 14 May 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 5) 2021 (LI 2021/104).

3 Description of project

(1)

The scope of the project is to subdivide land and construct a housing development in Beachlands, Auckland.

(2)

The development will include—

(a)

up to 259 residential lots; and

(b)

up to 235 residential units; and

(c)

approximately 5 jointly owned, private-access lots; and

(d)

associated infrastructure, including roading, parking, pedestrian accessways, and three waters services; and

(e)

reserve areas and open spaces.

(3)

[Revoked]

Schedule 18 clause 3: inserted, on 14 May 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 5) 2021 (LI 2021/104).

Schedule 18 clause 3(3): revoked, on 13 August 2021, by clause 13 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)

the subdivision of land:

(b)

works to clear vegetation, including trees in roads and near streams:

(c)

earthworks, including the disturbance of potentially contaminated soils:

(d)

works to divert water and discharge stormwater run-off:

(e)

works to reclaim part of 3 stream beds:

(f)

works to construct three waters services and roading infrastructure:

(g)

works to construct residential units:

(h)

works to develop reserve areas and open spaces:

(i)

any other works that are—

(i)

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

(ii)

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

Schedule 18 clause 4: inserted, on 14 May 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 5) 2021 (LI 2021/104).

5 Approximate geographical location

The project’s works will occur at 109 Beachlands Road, Beachlands, Auckland.

Schedule 18 clause 5: inserted, on 14 May 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 5) 2021 (LI 2021/104).

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, which must include modelling and analysis that covers—

(i)

the density of development in the project compared with the density of development provided for under the Single House Zone and the Beachlands 1 Precinct of the Auckland Unitary Plan:

(ii)

the effects of the project on the surrounding road network and intersections:

(iii)

the ability of the existing public transport system to service additional demand:

(iv)

the availability and feasibility of safe spaces for active modes of transport, including walking and cycling:

(b)

an infrastructure assessment, which must include wastewater capacity checks, water supply details, and engineering plans:

(c)

a stormwater assessment, which must include—

(i)

predictions of the sediment and nutrient losses from the project site into the Hauraki Gulf during the project and in the long term, and in comparison to an estimate of what those losses are currently; and

(ii)

a stormwater management plan:

(d)

an ecological assessment, which must include options to protect all streams:

(e)

an urban design assessment:

(f)

a landscape and visual assessment of the residential units:

(g)

an assessment of the social impacts of the housing development, which must cover—

(i)

the capacity of schools that service the area to meet the demands of future residents; and

(ii)

local employment opportunities available to future residents:

(h)

landscape and planting plans for reserve areas, open spaces, and private accessways:

(j)

an assessment of the potential transport-related greenhouse gas emissions generated by the project compared with those generated by the density of development provided for under the Single House Zone and the Beachlands 1 Precinct of the Auckland Unitary Plan.

(2)

In this clause,—

Auckland Unitary Plan means the plan as in force when the consent application is submitted

emissions has the meaning given in section 4(1) of the Climate Change Response Act 2002.

Schedule 18 clause 6: inserted, on 14 May 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 5) 2021 (LI 2021/104).

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)

Auckland Transport:

(b)

Pine Harbour Living Limited (trading as Pine Harbour Water):

(c)

Ngāti Te Ata Claims Support Whānau Trust.

(2)

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

Schedule 18 clause 7: inserted, on 14 May 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 5) 2021 (LI 2021/104).

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 18 clause 8: inserted, on 14 May 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 5) 2021 (LI 2021/104).

Statement of reasons

Heading: inserted, on 14 May 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 5) 2021 (LI 2021/104).

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 a range of additional housing, including terraced housing, which can provide a more affordable option at a time when house prices are rapidly escalating in the Auckland region; and

  • the project will generate employment by providing—

    • up to 45 direct and 169 indirect full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs during years 1 to 2 of design, consenting, and subdivision construction; and

    • up to 98 direct and 349 indirect FTE jobs during years 3 to 7 while both subdivision and residential units are being completed; and

  • the project will increase housing supply by up to 235 residential units and provide up to 24 vacant lots for future development; and

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

  • any adverse effects that arise 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.

Schedule 19 Kōpū Marine Precinct

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Schedule 19: inserted, on 18 June 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 6) 2021 (LI 2021/152).

Project referred to expert consenting panel

Heading: inserted, on 18 June 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 6) 2021 (LI 2021/152).

1 Name of project

The name of the project is the Kōpū Marine Precinct (the project).

Schedule 19 clause 1: inserted, on 18 June 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 6) 2021 (LI 2021/152).

2 Authorised person

The authorised person for the project is Thames-Coromandel District Council.

Schedule 19 clause 2: inserted, on 18 June 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 6) 2021 (LI 2021/152).

3 Description of project

(1)

The scope of the project is to develop a marine precinct at the existing boat ramp at Kōpū, Thames.

(2)

The development will include—

(a)

a commercial wharf and pontoon; and

(b)

a commercial slipway; and

(c)

a commercial haulage access area; and

(d)

a public recreational boat ramp and parking area; and

(e)

a wider road over the stopbank at the southern end of Quay Street, Thames; and

(f)

a new access road (an extension of King Street, Thames).

Schedule 19 clause 3: inserted, on 18 June 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 6) 2021 (LI 2021/152).

4 Description of activities involved in project

(1)

The project involves works such as the following:

(a)

works to clear exotic and indigenous vegetation from land and from the coastal marine area:

(b)

earthworks on land, including works in an area that has a high risk of erosion:

(c)

works that will disturb contaminated soils:

(d)

works that will deposit material on land and in a modified water course:

(e)

works that will deposit clean fill—

(i)

in an area that has a high risk of erosion:

(ii)

in the flood-plain of a river:

(f)

works to upgrade or replace existing facilities and structures in the project area, including within the coastal marine area:

(g)

works to construct new structures on, and to remove old piles from, land and the coastal marine area:

(h)

works to form a new road, parking areas, and associated infrastructure:

(i)

works to divert and discharge stormwater and contaminants onto land:

(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)

In this schedule,—

common marine and coastal area has the meaning given in section 9(1) of the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011

erosion has the meaning given in section 2(1) of the Earthquake Commission Act 1993.

Schedule 19 clause 4: inserted, on 18 June 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 6) 2021 (LI 2021/152).

Schedule 19 clause 4(2) coastal marine area: revoked, on 13 August 2021, by clause 14 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 on—

(a)

Part Section 3, Block VIII, Thames Survey District on SO 45311 and SP Plan 46978; and

(b)

Part Section 3, Block VII, Thames Survey District, below the mean high water springs in the coastal marine area; and

(c)

the following unformed legal roads shown on SO plan 45311:

(i)

Kōpū Quay, Thames:

(ii)

King Street, Thames between Queen St and Kōpū Quay:

(iii)

Quay Street, Thames (also known as Kōpū Road); and

(d)

parts of the Waihou River and riverbed that lie in both the coastal marine area and the common marine and coastal area.

(2)

That land includes—

(a)

accretion land between the unformed road (Kōpū Quay) and the Waihou River (as shown on SO 45311); and

(b)

freehold land, and the coastal water above it, in the coastal marine area that is not part of the common marine and coastal area.

Schedule 19 clause 5: inserted, on 18 June 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 6) 2021 (LI 2021/152).

6 Further information to be submitted

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

(a)

an integrated transport assessment of the impact of the project on the project area and the surrounding transport network; and

(b)

an assessment of the impact of the project on the landscape and visual values in the project area; and

(c)

a soil investigation that reports on the impact of the project on any land contamination within the project area; and

(d)

an assessment of—

(i)

the effect of the project on coastal processes; and

(ii)

the integrity and performance of the Waikato Regional Council’s Waihou flood protection scheme, which must include an assessment of—

(A)

the hydrological impact of the project and the associated risk of blocking the flood protection scheme; and

(B)

the safety risks to the users of the Hauraki Rail Trail and occupiers and users of areas adjacent to the project area; and

(e)

an assessment of any effects that could in future result from climate change and sea-level rise, including consideration of the Waikato Regional Council’s Infrastructure Strategy 2018–2067 (June 2018) and the Sustainable infrastructure decision making framework (30 September 2020); and

(f)

a biosecurity report for the project; and

(g)

an ecological assessment, including an assessment of the effects of the project on avifauna; and

(h)

independent peer reviews by suitably qualified and experienced persons of the information described in paragraphs (d) to (g).

Schedule 19 clause 6: inserted, on 18 June 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 6) 2021 (LI 2021/152).

7 Persons who must be invited to comment on project

An expert consenting panel must invite comments on any consent application or notice of requirement 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)

representatives of Matai Whetū Marae; and

(b)

the New Zealand Transport Agency; and

(c)

the Hauraki Gulf Forum established under section 16 of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Act 2000.

Schedule 19 clause 7: inserted, on 18 June 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 6) 2021 (LI 2021/152).

8 No further provision required

No further provision is necessary to give effect to decisions made by the Minister for the Environment and the Acting Minister of Conservation under section 24 of the Act in respect of the project.

Schedule 19 clause 8: inserted, on 18 June 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 6) 2021 (LI 2021/152).

Statement of reasons

Heading: inserted, on 18 June 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 6) 2021 (LI 2021/152).

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

The Minister for the Environment and the Acting Minister of Conservation have jointly accepted this application for referral. The Ministers 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, local authorities, and the New Zealand Transport Agency. The Ministers accepted the application for the following reasons:

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

  • the project will generate employment by providing—

    • up to 78 new direct full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs during the design and construction stages of the project; and

    • approximately 30 indirect FTE jobs in marine servicing; and

  • the project will provide infrastructure to improve economic outcomes for the marine farming industry (including the productive potential and economy of the Kōpū industrial area and the wider marine servicing industry), which was affected by COVID-19 due to difficulties in factory processing and exporting, particularly for mussel products, the majority of which are exported overseas; and

  • the project will have a positive effect on social well-being by providing employment, economic benefits, and fit-for-purpose facilities for commercial and recreational users of the marine precinct; and

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

  • any adverse effects that arise from the application, and any 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.

Schedule 20 Whakatāne Commercial Boat Harbour

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Schedule 20: inserted, on 18 June 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 6) 2021 (LI 2021/152).

Project referred to expert consenting panel

Heading: inserted, on 18 June 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 6) 2021 (LI 2021/152).

1 Name of project

The name of the project is the Whakatāne Commercial Boat Harbour (the project).

Schedule 20 clause 1: inserted, on 18 June 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 6) 2021 (LI 2021/152).

2 Authorised persons

The authorised persons for the project are—

(a)

Whakatane District Council; and

(b)

Te Rāhui Lands Trust; and

(c)

Te Rūnanga o Ngāti Awa; and

(d)

Ngati Awa Group Holdings Limited; and

(e)

Te Rāhui Herenga Waka Whakatāne Limited; and

(f)

Provincial Growth Fund Limited.

Schedule 20 clause 2: inserted, on 18 June 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 6) 2021 (LI 2021/152).

3 Description of project

(1)

The scope of the project is to develop a commercial boat harbour, associated facilities, and a channel to the Whakatāne River.

(2)

The development will include—

(a)

a marina; and

(b)

berthing infrastructure; and

(c)

an access channel for vessels; and

(d)

an upgraded boat ramp for commercial and recreational boats; and

(e)

a training centre; and

(f)

a commercial maintenance facility; and

(g)

a parking area; and

(h)

open space and walking areas.

Schedule 20 clause 3: inserted, on 18 June 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 6) 2021 (LI 2021/152).

4 Description of activities involved in project

The project may involve the following works:

(a)

works to clear vegetation:

(b)

earthworks, including—

(i)

works to excavate soil, rock, and other material and deposit them on land:

(ii)

works to disturb and remediate contaminated land, including works to remove timber mill waste:

(c)

works to enable dewatering of building and construction sites:

(d)

works to discharge water and contaminants onto land:

(e)

works to dam and divert the Whakatāne River, including in the coastal marine area:

(f)

works to disturb and dredge the Whakatāne River, including in the coastal marine area:

(g)

works to disturb wetlands and restore degraded wetlands:

(h)

works to install navigational aids in the coastal marine area:

(i)

works to construct moorings and associated infrastructure within the boat harbour:

(j)

works to construct parking areas:

(k)

works to construct a technical training centre:

(l)

works to construct maintenance facilities and related buildings:

(m)

any other works that are—

(i)

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

(ii)

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

Schedule 20 clause 4: inserted, on 18 June 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 6) 2021 (LI 2021/152).

5 Approximate geographical location

(1)

The project’s works will occur at 2 Keepa Road, Coastlands, Whakatāne.

(2)

The legal description of the site of the project is—

(a)

Part Rangitaiki Lot 28B No 22 Block; and

(b)

depending on the location of the access channel, parts of—

(i)

Section 5 SO 477337; and

(ii)

Section 1 SO 477337; and

(iii)

Part Lot 3 DP 21268; and

(iv)

Part Lot 4 DP 21268; and

(c)

depending on the dredging needed to deepen the river channel,—

(i)

Allotment 165 Rangitaiki Parish; and

(ii)

Allotment 19 Rangitaiki Parish; and

(iii)

Section 10 Block II Whakatāne Survey District; and

(iv)

Section 11 Block II Whakatāne Survey District.

(3)

The site of the project also includes land within the coastal marine area adjacent to, and including, the bed of the Whakatāne River.

Schedule 20 clause 5: inserted, on 18 June 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 6) 2021 (LI 2021/152).

6 Further information to be submitted

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

(a)

an ecological assessment; and

(b)

a river flood protection assessment that includes an assessment of—

(i)

any adverse effects of the project on the Whakatāne River; and

(ii)

any adverse effects of the project on the stopbanks and flood protection structures, including erosion and scouring from dredging; and

(c)

a freshwater management assessment that includes an assessment of—

(i)

any adverse effects of the project on natural wetlands; and

(ii)

any adverse effects of dredging the Whakatāne River on freshwater ecology and water quality; and

(d)

an integrated transport assessment, including modelling and analysis that covers the effects of the project on the surrounding road network.

Schedule 20 clause 6: inserted, on 18 June 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 6) 2021 (LI 2021/152).

7 Persons who must be invited to comment on project

An expert consenting panel must invite comments on any consent application or notice of requirement 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)

Whakatane Volunteer Coastguard Association Incorporated; and

(b)

Whakatāne Harbour Care Group; and

(c)

New Zealand Transport Agency.

Schedule 20 clause 7: inserted, on 18 June 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 6) 2021 (LI 2021/152).

8 No further provision required

No further provision is necessary to give effect to decisions made by the Minister for the Environment and the Acting Minister of Conservation under section 24 of the Act in respect of the project.

Schedule 20 clause 8: inserted, on 18 June 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 6) 2021 (LI 2021/152).

Statement of reasons

Heading: inserted, on 18 June 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 6) 2021 (LI 2021/152).

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

The Minister for the Environment and the Acting Minister of Conservation have jointly accepted this application for referral. The Ministers 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 and Te Rāhui Lands Trust. The Ministers accepted the application for the following reasons:

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

  • the project will generate employment by providing—

    • up to 30 direct full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs during the engineering works; and

    • approximately 30 indirect FTE jobs in marine servicing; and

  • the project will generate longer-term new employment, including—

    • approximately 229 indirect jobs from the on-water development; and

    • approximately 373 boat building jobs; and

    • approximately 230 new tourism-centred jobs; and

    • new jobs in harvesting and processing mussels; and

  • the project will provide infrastructure to improve economic outcomes for the marine farming, boat building, and tourism industries, which have been affected by COVID-19; and

  • the project will provide infrastructure by converting the site, which is currently in agricultural use of marginal economic benefit, into a commercial and community asset; and

  • the project will have positive effects on social well-being by providing employment, economic benefits, and fit-for-purpose facilities for commercial and recreational users, and provide opportunities to retrain at the proposed training facility; and

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

  • any adverse effects that arise from the application, and any 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.

Schedule 21 Karaka North Village

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Schedule 21: inserted, on 9 July 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 7) 2021 (LI 2021/176).

Project referred to expert consenting panel

Heading: inserted, on 9 July 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 7) 2021 (LI 2021/176).

1 Name of project

The name of the project is the Karaka North Village (the project).

Schedule 21 clause 1: inserted, on 9 July 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 7) 2021 (LI 2021/176).

2 Authorised persons

The authorised persons for the project are—

(a)

Cappella Group Limited; and

(b)

Karaka North Village Limited.

Schedule 21 clause 2: inserted, on 9 July 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 7) 2021 (LI 2021/176).

3 Description of project

(1)

The scope of the project is to subdivide land and construct a housing development, together with a community centre and a commercial centre, in Karaka North, Auckland.

(2)

The development will comprise—

(a)

approximately 650 residential lots; and

(b)

approximately 14 lots for future development; and

(c)

approximately 850 residential units; and

(d)

a commercial centre; and

(e)

commercial buildings; and

(f)

community buildings; and

(g)

open spaces; and

(h)

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

(3)

[Revoked]

Schedule 21 clause 3: inserted, on 9 July 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 7) 2021 (LI 2021/176).

Schedule 21 clause 3(3): revoked, on 13 August 2021, by clause 15 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 works:

(a)

the subdivision of land:

(b)

works to trim and remove vegetation:

(c)

earthworks, including the disturbance of potentially contaminated soils:

(d)

works to dam, divert, and discharge stormwater run-off:

(e)

works to use, treat, and convey groundwater for potable supply:

(f)

works to discharge wastewater contaminants onto land:

(g)

works to modify and construct structures within or over an overland flow path:

(h)

works to construct three waters services and roading:

(i)

works to landscape and plant in open spaces and recreational areas:

(j)

works to construct residential units:

(k)

works to construct commercial and community buildings:

(l)

any other works that are—

(i)

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

(ii)

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

Schedule 21 clause 4: inserted, on 9 July 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 7) 2021 (LI 2021/176).

5 Approximate geographical location

The project’s works will occur at 348 Linwood Road and 69A Dyke Road, Karaka, Auckland.

Schedule 21 clause 5: inserted, on 9 July 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 7) 2021 (LI 2021/176).

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 that identifies any areas of the project development that are inconsistent with the consent conditions in the Masterplan, Infrastructure Management Plan, and Landscape Management Plan approved by Auckland Council under resource consent BUN60362652; and

(b)

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

(i)

the adequacy of the existing public transport system to service additional demand in the project area; and

(ii)

the effects of the project on the surrounding road network and intersections; and

(iii)

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

(c)

an infrastructure assessment and engineering plans, which must include information such as—

(i)

details of the design, capacity, and maintenance requirements of all project infrastructure; and

(ii)

details of any private infrastructure, including open spaces, that cover—

(A)

who owns it, including any body corporate or other management structures; and

(B)

who has responsibility for its ongoing maintenance; and

(iii)

a stormwater assessment and stormwater management plan that includes how the project will meet the requirements of the Auckland Council’s Healthy Waters approved Regionwide Stormwater Network Discharge Consent (DIS60069613); and

(iv)

an assessment of the social impacts of the project that focusses on local employment opportunities for future residents; and

(d)

landscape and planting plans for all road, drainage, and recreation reserves, private accessways, and boundaries that adjoin open space lots; and

(e)

details to demonstrate that the esplanade reserve adjoining the western boundary of the project’s site is adequately protected for conservation purposes, including—

(i)

details about fencing of the esplanade reserve boundary; and

(ii)

an assessment of any additional esplanade reserve area under section 236 of the Resource Management Act 1991; and

(f)

an assessment of the potential greenhouse gas emissions resulting from the project, including—

(i)

quantification of greenhouse gas emissions in—

(A)

the construction phase (horizontal and vertical); and

(B)

the operational phase, including the impact on transport emissions generated by the design and expected energy use of each type of housing; and

(ii)

consideration of options to avoid, remedy, and mitigate the greenhouse gas emissions that have been identified; and

(iii)

if a new wastewater treatment facility is proposed, consideration of the types of wastewater treatment that can most effectively mitigate the greenhouse gas emissions generated by the treatment process; and

(iv)

identification of any climate change-related adaptation risks and the plans to mitigate those risks.

Schedule 21 clause 6: inserted, on 9 July 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 7) 2021 (LI 2021/176).

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)

Ngāti Tamaterā Treaty Settlement Trust; and

(d)

Ngaati Whanaunga Incorporated Society.

Schedule 21 clause 7: inserted, on 9 July 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 7) 2021 (LI 2021/176).

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 21 clause 8: inserted, on 9 July 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 7) 2021 (LI 2021/176).

Statement of reasons

Heading: inserted, on 9 July 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 7) 2021 (LI 2021/176).

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 creating a new community in Karaka North that will—

    • include residential, commercial, and community activities, public open space, and walking areas; and

    • promote housing affordability by developing multiple units on residential lots; and

  • the project will generate employment by providing—

    • an average of 260 full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs per year during years 1 to 6 of infrastructure construction works; and

    • approximately 850 FTE jobs per year during years 2 to 8 of vertical building works, including residential units; and

  • the project will increase housing supply by developing approximately 850 residential units; 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 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.

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.

Schedule 23 George Street Mixed-use Development

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Schedule 23: 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 George Street Mixed-use Development (the project).

Schedule 23 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 person

The authorised person for the project is Newmarket Holdings Development Limited Partnership.

Schedule 23 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

The scope of the project is—

(a)

to demolish existing buildings; and

(b)

to use land for, and construct, a mixed-use development, up to 65 m high, that will include a supermarket, retail tenancies, offices and other commercial businesses, approximately 324 residential units, and a publicly accessible plaza; and

(c)

to subdivide land for the purpose set out in paragraph (b).

Schedule 23 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)

constructing a mixed-use development, to a maximum height of 65 m, that will—

(i)

comprise approximately 324 residential units, a supermarket, retail commercial tenancy space, and a publicly accessible plaza; and

(ii)

provide for pedestrian access, vehicle access, and parking:

(c)

carrying out earthworks, including bulk earthworks, and disturbing contaminated land:

(d)

subdividing land:

(e)

taking, using, and diverting groundwater:

(f)

constructing three waters services and associated infrastructure:

(g)

landscaping, including planting:

(h)

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 23 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—

(a)

33–37 George Street, Newmarket, Auckland; and

(b)

13–15 Morgan Street, Newmarket, Auckland; and

(c)

10 Clayton Street, Newmarket, Auckland.

Schedule 23 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)

detailed plans that clearly show how each building in the development compares to the relevant permitted activity standards in the Auckland Unitary Plan for—

(i)

building height; and

(ii)

building height in relation to boundaries; and

(iii)

outlook space; and

(b)

an urban design assessment that covers—

(i)

crime prevention through environmental design; and

(ii)

environmentally sustainable design and other design features for climate change resilience; and

(c)

a wind tunnel assessment, prepared by a suitably qualified and experienced person, which must include an assessment of the effect of the development on roads, the plaza, and public open spaces (including the Auckland Domain); and

(d)

an analysis of the shadowing effects of each building in the development, including—

(i)

how they compare with the maximum shadowing effects that could result from buildings within the permitted height standards in the Auckland Unitary Plan; and

(ii)

their impact on the plaza, public open spaces, nearby places of historic heritage, Auckland Domain, and the Auckland War Memorial Museum; and

(e)

a stormwater management plan; and

(f)

an assessment of the effects of the project on the role of Newmarket as a Metropolitan Centre as listed in the hierarchy of centres in the Auckland Unitary Plan; and

(g)

an integrated transport assessment, including modelling and analysis for the construction and operation phases of the project, that covers—

(i)

the effects of additional traffic generated by the project, including heavy vehicles, on the operation and safety on the local road network and intersections; and

(ii)

vehicle access and manoeuvrability, including safe sight distances and other measures to provide pedestrian safety and priority; and

(iii)

on-site parking and any changes to existing on-road parking supply and layout; and

(iv)

any end-of-trip parking or storage facilities for cycles and scooters and any changing facilities for cyclists; and

(v)

vehicle loading, including the operation of loading bays and set-down areas; and

(vi)

pedestrian access through the site for persons of all physical abilities and crime prevention through environmental design principles; and

(vii)

the ability of the existing public transport system to service additional demand generated by the project; and

(viii)

any upgrades proposed to the surrounding road, pedestrian, or cycle network, including pedestrian crossings; and

(ix)

the transport-related greenhouse gas emissions that the project may generate.

(2)

In this clause and clause 7, Auckland Unitary Plan means the plan as in force when the consent application is submitted.

Schedule 23 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; and

(d)

persons who made submissions on Plan Change 44 to the Auckland Unitary Plan.

Schedule 23 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 23 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 Tūpuna Maunga o Tāmaki Makaurau Authority. 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 the Auckland region; and

  • the project will have positive effects on the local economy from an estimated 1,000 new residents; and

  • the project will generate employment by providing—

    • up to 250 direct full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs per year during a 4-year planning and construction stage; and

    • up to 135 direct FTE permanent jobs once the supermarket, retail, and commercial tenancies are operational; and

  • the project will increase housing supply by approximately 324 residential units; 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.

Schedule 24 Otawere Water Storage Reservoir

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Schedule 24: inserted, on 3 September 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 9) 2021 (LI 2021/230).

Project referred to expert consenting panel

Heading: inserted, on 3 September 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 9) 2021 (LI 2021/230).

1 Name of project

The name of the project is the Otawere Water Storage Reservoir (the project).

Schedule 24 clause 1: inserted, on 3 September 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 9) 2021 (LI 2021/230).

2 Authorised person

The authorised person for the project is Te Tai Tokerau Water Trust.

Schedule 24 clause 2: inserted, on 3 September 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 9) 2021 (LI 2021/230).

3 Description of project

(1)

The scope of the project is to construct and operate a water storage reservoir and associated dams in the upper catchment of an unnamed tributary of the Waitangi River in Waimate North, Northland.

(2)

The water taken and stored in the reservoir will be used for horticultural supply, municipal water supply, and for civil defence and emergency purposes.

Schedule 24 clause 3: inserted, on 3 September 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 9) 2021 (LI 2021/230).

4 Description of activities involved in project

The project may involve the following activities:

(a)

clearing vegetation:

(b)

carrying out earthworks (including bulk earthworks) and disturbing land, including within—

(i)

a significant wetland; and

(ii)

a significant wetland setback; and

(iii)

land adjacent to the bed of a river or wetland:

(c)

constructing a main dam that is approximately 16 m high:

(d)

constructing a saddle dam that is approximately 10 m high:

(e)

constructing a reservoir:

(f)

constructing primary and auxiliary spillways:

(g)

installing 1 or more culverts, a temporary dam, and other structures necessary to control and divert water during construction:

(h)

carrying out activities in riverbeds, including—

(i)

reclaiming riverbeds; and

(ii)

temporarily diverting rivers; and

(iii)

disturbing riverbeds; and

(iv)

depositing material in rivers; and

(v)

other associated activities:

(i)

drilling bores:

(j)

taking, diverting, and discharging surface water, groundwater, and stormwater onto land, surface water, and groundwater:

(k)

damming, diverting, and taking water from catchment inflows above the dams and storing the water in a reservoir formed behind the dams:

(l)

flooding approximately 56 hectares of land, including approximately 5 hectares of significant wetland, with a reservoir:

(m)

carrying out any other activities that are—

(i)

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

(ii)

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

Schedule 24 clause 4: inserted, on 3 September 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 9) 2021 (LI 2021/230).

5 Approximate geographical location

The project will occur at Lot 2 Deposited Plan 479002 (held on Record of Title 678203) and Lot 2 Deposited Plan 208031 (held on Record of Title NA135D/350), which is the legal description of the land near Te Ahu Ahu Road, Waimate North, Northland.

Schedule 24 clause 5: inserted, on 3 September 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 9) 2021 (LI 2021/230).

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 geotechnical assessment; and

(b)

an assessment of the hydrological and hydraulic effects of the proposed damming, diversions, water takes, and discharges on—

(i)

bodies of surface water; and

(ii)

groundwater and wider catchments; and

(iii)

water allocation limits; and

(iv)

operating in drought conditions; and

(v)

projected climate change scenarios; and

(c)

an ecological assessment that includes an assessment of the effects of the project on avifauna, terrestrial fauna, aquatic fauna and ecology, lizards, vegetation, wetlands (including gum wetlands), and biodiversity; and

(d)

a landscape and visual assessment of the proposed reservoir and dams; and

(e)

an assessment of the economic effects of the reservoir on the local economy, including for Māori; and

(f)

a construction management plan for the proposed activities that includes construction methodology and staging, construction traffic, and dust and noise management; and

(g)

an erosion and sediment control plan for the project site that includes the reservoir and the impact of the water takes; and

(h)

an assessment of the risks of dam failure and proposed mitigation measures that is prepared by a suitably qualified person; and

(i)

an assessment of reservoir operations, including dam safety, that is prepared by a suitably qualified person.

Schedule 24 clause 6: inserted, on 3 September 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 9) 2021 (LI 2021/230).

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)

the Minister for Economic and Regional Development; and

(b)

the Minister for Māori Development; and

(c)

representatives from the following Ngāpuhi Marae:

(i)

Tauwhara:

(ii)

Oromāhoe:

(iii)

Parawhenua:

(iv)

Rāwhitiroa:

(v)

Ngāwhā:

(vi)

Te Kotahitanga:

(vii)

Kohewhata:

(viii)

Te Tii Waitangi; and

(d)

representatives from the following Ngāpuhi Takiwā:

(i)

Taiāmai ki te Marangai:

(ii)

Hokianga ki te Raki:

(iii)

Hauāuru; and

(e)

Taiāmai ki te Takutai Moana Trust.

Schedule 24 clause 7: inserted, on 3 September 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 9) 2021 (LI 2021/230).

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 24 clause 8: inserted, on 3 September 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 9) 2021 (LI 2021/230).

Statement of reasons

Heading: inserted, on 3 September 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 9) 2021 (LI 2021/230).

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, the Far North District Council, and the Northland Regional Council. 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 more employment opportunities; and

  • the project will generate employment by providing up to 31 full-time equivalent jobs during the construction stage; and

  • the project will result in a public benefit by contributing to a municipal water supply and supplying water for civil defence and other emergency purposes; 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 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.

Schedule 25 Drury Central and Paerata Stations

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Schedule 25: inserted, on 3 September 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 9) 2021 (LI 2021/230).

Project referred to expert consenting panel

Heading: inserted, on 3 September 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 9) 2021 (LI 2021/230).

1 Name of project

The name of the project is Drury Central and Paerata Stations (the project).

Schedule 25 clause 1: inserted, on 3 September 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 9) 2021 (LI 2021/230).

2 Authorised person

The authorised person for the project is KiwiRail Holdings Limited.

Schedule 25 clause 2: inserted, on 3 September 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 9) 2021 (LI 2021/230).

3 Description of project

The scope of the project is to develop new railway stations and associated transport interchange facilities at 2 separate sites in South Auckland.

Schedule 25 clause 3: inserted, on 3 September 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 9) 2021 (LI 2021/230).

4 Description of activities involved in project

The project may involve the following activities:

(a)

clearing vegetation:

(b)

removing or demolishing structures or buildings:

(c)

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

(d)

carrying out activities near a wetland that may result in the wetland being modified or drained:

(e)

constructing temporary and permanent stormwater management and treatment facilities:

(f)

disturbing stream beds, including constructing structures such as bridges, culverts, and culvert extensions:

(g)

diverting and discharging groundwater and stormwater onto land (including a wetland) or into freshwater:

(h)

taking, using, and diverting groundwater:

(i)

reclaiming part of a stream bed in an unnamed tributary of Hingaia Stream:

(j)

constructing railway stations at Drury and Paerata on the North Island Main Trunk railway line, including rail platforms, buildings, and structures:

(k)

constructing transport interchange facilities at both railway stations that include—

(i)

park-and-ride carparks; and

(ii)

train and bus interchange and layover areas; and

(iii)

pedestrian and vehicle accessways and plazas; and

(iv)

cycle parking facilities:

(l)

landscaping the project sites, including planting and installing art:

(m)

constructing three waters services:

(n)

constructing pedestrian crossings and other roading infrastructure:

(o)

carrying out activities to—

(i)

realign and upgrade Flanagan Road, Drury; and

(ii)

upgrade Waihoehoe Road, Drury; and

(iii)

upgrade State Highway 22:

(p)

constructing a new rail overbridge at Paerata:

(q)

carrying out any other activities that are—

(i)

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

(ii)

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

Schedule 25 clause 4: inserted, on 3 September 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 9) 2021 (LI 2021/230).

5 Approximate geographical location

The project will occur,—

(a)

for Drury Central Station, on a site located to the southeast of Drury township on multiple landholdings accessed off Great South Road, Flanagan Road, and Waihoehoe Road; and

(b)

for Paerata Station, on a site located at Paerata, approximately 3 km north of Pukekohe on multiple landholdings accessed off State Highway 22 (Paerata Road) and Sim Road.

Schedule 25 clause 5: inserted, on 3 September 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 9) 2021 (LI 2021/230).

6 Further information to be submitted

The following information must be submitted to the panel with any consent application or notice of requirement relating to the project (in addition to the information required by clause 9 or 13 of Schedule 6 of the Act):

(a)

an assessment of the historic heritage values of the project sites and the impact of the development on those values; and

(b)

a report that describes any consultation undertaken with iwi authorities or other Māori groups representing tangata whenua in relation to the project, and the extent and outcomes of that consultation; and

(c)

the methodology and assumptions used in the application to calculate savings and reductions in greenhouse gas emissions; and

(d)

an analysis of the potential greenhouse gas emissions generated by the project over time, including—

(i)

the impact of greenhouse gas emissions under different future growth and land use scenarios; and

(ii)

the opportunities to further enhance connection to other modes and systems of transport; and

(iii)

the impact of delayed electrification of the rail network in the project area; and

(e)

the methodology or assumptions used to determine the potential economic benefits of the project, including carbon impacts and climate benefits, if any; and

(f)

if climate impacts or benefits are identified in the economic analysis, information on the estimated carbon prices or the discount rates applied; and

(g)

a preliminary site investigation report done 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), showing how compliance with the NES will be achieved; and

(h)

a flood-hazard assessment for the Drury Central site, including modelling to identify—

(i)

impacts of the upstream catchment; and

(ii)

if attenuation is necessary (including calculations and sizing).

Schedule 25 clause 6: inserted, on 3 September 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 9) 2021 (LI 2021/230).

Schedule 25 clause 6: amended, on 10 September 2021, by clause 5(1) of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 11) 2021 (LI 2021/240).

Schedule 25 clause 6: amended, on 10 September 2021, by clause 5(2) of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 11) 2021 (LI 2021/240).

7 Persons who must be invited to comment on project

An expert consenting panel must invite comments on any consent application or notice of requirement 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)

the New Zealand Transport Agency; and

(d)

Ngāti Koheriki Claims Committee.

Schedule 25 clause 7: inserted, on 3 September 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 9) 2021 (LI 2021/230).

Schedule 25 clause 7: amended, on 10 September 2021, by clause 5(3) of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 11) 2021 (LI 2021/240).

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 25 clause 8: inserted, on 3 September 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 9) 2021 (LI 2021/230).

Statement of reasons

Heading: inserted, on 3 September 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 9) 2021 (LI 2021/230).

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 Ministers, including the Associate Minister for the Environment (Urban Development), as well as Auckland Council, Auckland Transport, Watercare Services Limited, 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 have positive effects on social well-being by—

    • providing improved access to rail services; and

    • reducing the use of roads and the associated road safety risks by increasing the use of rail services; and

    • reducing travel time; and

  • the project will generate employment by providing,—

    • in 2021, 27 to 40 full-time equivalent (FTE) jobs in the planning, engineering, and design phase; and

    • between 2021 and 2024, 200 to 332 FTE jobs in construction and construction management; and

  • the project will provide infrastructure that will—

    • improve economic, employment, and environmental outcomes; and

    • increase productivity by reducing congestion on the roads; and

    • support growth in the southern growth area of Auckland as identified in the Auckland Unitary Plan and associated structure plans; and

  • the project will contribute to New Zealand’s efforts to mitigate climate change and transition faster to a low-emissions economy by reducing reliance on cars; 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 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.

Schedule 26 Rangitane Maritime Development

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Schedule 26: inserted, on 3 September 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 10) 2021 (LI 2021/231).

Project referred to expert consenting panel

Heading: inserted, on 3 September 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 10) 2021 (LI 2021/231).

1 Name of project

The name of the project is the Rangitane Maritime Development (the project).

Schedule 26 clause 1: inserted, on 3 September 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 10) 2021 (LI 2021/231).

2 Authorised persons

The authorised persons for the project are—

(a)

Far North District Council; and

(b)

Far North Holdings Limited.

Schedule 26 clause 2: inserted, on 3 September 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 10) 2021 (LI 2021/231).

3 Description of project

(1)

The scope of the project is to construct a public boat ramp facility within the coastal marine area at Rangitane, Kerikeri.

(2)

The development will—

(a)

upgrade existing access and capacity at the site for recreational and other users; and

(b)

involve the reclamation of approximately 7,400 square metres of land within the coastal marine area; and

(c)

include—

(i)

a double-width boat ramp; and

(ii)

a central floating pontoon; and

(iii)

a parking area for trailers and cars; and

(iv)

a dinghy storage area on the existing boat ramp; and

(v)

a public walkway; and

(vi)

picnic facilities.

Schedule 26 clause 3: inserted, on 3 September 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 10) 2021 (LI 2021/231).

4 Description of activities involved in project

The project may involve the following activities:

(a)

clearing vegetation, including removing mangroves in the coastal marine area:

(b)

carrying out earthworks on land:

(c)

draining and reclaiming parts of the marine and coastal area:

(d)

excavating and dredging in the marine and coastal area:

(e)

depositing fill in the marine and coastal area:

(f)

constructing structures in the coastal marine area:

(g)

discharging stormwater to the coastal marine area:

(h)

constructing parking, walkway, and picnic facilities:

(i)

landscaping:

(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 26 clause 4: inserted, on 3 September 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 10) 2021 (LI 2021/231).

5 Approximate geographical location

The project’s works will occur in the coastal marine area adjacent to Rangitane Loop Road, Kerikeri, and within the Rangitane Loop Road legal road reserve.

Schedule 26 clause 5: inserted, on 3 September 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 10) 2021 (LI 2021/231).

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 traffic impact assessment of the effects of the project on the surrounding transport network and local road users; and

(b)

an acoustic assessment of the project, including consideration of both construction and operational noise and vibration, the effects of underwater noise on fauna, and details of any appropriate mitigation measures; and

(c)

an assessment of the effects of the project on the landscape, natural character, and visual values in the project area; and

(d)

an assessment of the effects of the project on coastal processes and coastal hazards, including—

(i)

consideration of the Northland Regional Council’s Coastal Flood Hazard Zone 3 scenario (representing a 100-year rapid sea-level rise projection); and

(ii)

an assessment of how hydrodynamic changes arising from the project may impact storm surges and the extent to which the proposed structure will be resilient in the future; and

(e)

an assessment of the effects of the project on seawater quality; and

(f)

an ecological assessment of the effects of the project; and

(g)

an archaeological assessment of the effects of the project; and

(h)

an assessment of options for reducing and mitigating greenhouse gas emissions related to construction and earthworks activities; and

(i)

a planning assessment, including specific consideration (with supporting information) of the New Zealand Coastal Policy Statement 2010 (including Policy 10) and the Proposed Regional Plan for Northland (including Policy D.5.20).

Schedule 26 clause 6: inserted, on 3 September 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 10) 2021 (LI 2021/231).

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)

the Minister for Economic and Regional Development:

(b)

representatives of the Taiāmai ki te Takutai Moana Trust:

(c)

representatives of Ngā Hapū o Takutai Moana:

(d)

representatives from the following marae of the Taiāmai ki te Marangai takiwā:

(i)

Hiruhārama Hou:

(ii)

Kororareka:

(iii)

Mātauri:

(iv)

Mātoa:

(v)

Ngāwhā:

(vi)

Oromāhoe:

(vii)

Parawhenua:

(viii)

Rāwhitiroa:

(ix)

Tākou:

(x)

Tauwhara:

(xi)

Te Tii Waitangi:

(xii)

Waitangi National:

(xiii)

Wharengaere:

(xiv)

Whitiora:

(e)

representatives of the Rangitane Residents Association Incorporated:

(f)

representatives of the Rangitane Recreation Association Incorporated.

Schedule 26 clause 7: inserted, on 3 September 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 10) 2021 (LI 2021/231).

8 No further provision required

No further provision is necessary to give effect to decisions made by the Minister for the Environment and the Minister of Conservation under section 24 of the Act in respect of the project.

Schedule 26 clause 8: inserted, on 3 September 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 10) 2021 (LI 2021/231).

Statement of reasons

Heading: inserted, on 3 September 2021, by clause 4 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 10) 2021 (LI 2021/231).

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

The Minister for the Environment and the Minister of Conservation have jointly accepted this application for referral. The Ministers 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 relevant Ministers, Taiāmai ki te Takutai Moana, Far North District Council, and Northland Regional Council. The Ministers 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 employment, maintaining and enhancing public access to the coastal marine area, and providing facilities to support community connection and recreational opportunities; and

  • the project will generate employment by providing—

    • approximately 30 full-time equivalent jobs over a 9-month construction period; and

    • additional jobs during the design and consenting phase; 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.

Schedule 27 Brickfields, Scott Road Development

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Schedule 27: inserted, on 10 September 2021, by clause 6 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 11) 2021 (LI 2021/240).

Project referred to expert consenting panel

Heading: inserted, on 10 September 2021, by clause 6 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 11) 2021 (LI 2021/240).

1 Name of project

The name of the project is the Brickfields, Scott Road Development (the project).

Schedule 27 clause 1: inserted, on 10 September 2021, by clause 6 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 11) 2021 (LI 2021/240).

2 Authorised person

The authorised person for the project is Aedifice Development Limited.

Schedule 27 clause 2: inserted, on 10 September 2021, by clause 6 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 11) 2021 (LI 2021/240).

3 Description of project

(1)

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

(2)

The development will comprise—

(a)

approximately 426 allotments; and

(b)

approximately 44 buildings containing approximately 425 residential units in total; and

(c)

an existing heritage building (ID 00139, Schedule 14.1 in Chapter L of the Auckland Unitary Plan) on one of the allotments; and

(d)

a coastal esplanade reserve and other open spaces; and

(e)

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

Schedule 27 clause 3: inserted, on 10 September 2021, by clause 6 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 11) 2021 (LI 2021/240).

4 Description of activities involved in project

The project may involve the following activities:

(a)

subdividing land, including contaminated land:

(b)

clearing vegetation, and carrying out earthworks, within a 10-metre setback from a natural wetland:

(c)

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

(d)

taking and diverting groundwater:

(e)

discharging stormwater run-off and contaminants onto land and into water:

(f)

constructing residential units:

(g)

constructing three waters services:

(h)

constructing roads, vehicle access, and other transport infrastructure:

(i)

discharging untreated wastewater overflows onto land in emergencies:

(j)

developing open spaces, including by landscaping and restorative planting:

(k)

developing land for a coastal esplanade reserve and vesting that land in the Auckland Council:

(l)

carrying out any other activities that are—

(i)

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

(ii)

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

Schedule 27 clause 4: inserted, on 10 September 2021, by clause 6 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 11) 2021 (LI 2021/240).

5 Approximate geographical location

The project will occur at 4 Scott Road, Hobsonville, Auckland.

Schedule 27 clause 5: inserted, on 10 September 2021, by clause 6 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 11) 2021 (LI 2021/240).

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 identifies—

(i)

how the proposed development will be serviced by the existing public transport system; and

(ii)

the effects of the project on the surrounding road network, including on the Scott Road, Ngaroma House Views, and Clark Road intersection; and

(iii)

details of the internal layout of roads (including cycleways, walkways, safe pedestrian crossings, traffic calming devices, and manoeuvring for waste and recycling services):

(b)

a stormwater assessment and stormwater management plan, including an assessment of how the project will meet the requirements of the Auckland Council’s Regionwide Stormwater Network Discharge Consent (DIS60069613):

(c)

an assessment of the condition and capacity of existing infrastructure for three waters services:

(e)

a heritage assessment and details of how adverse impacts on historic heritage values will be avoided, minimised, or mitigated, including through the use of structures (such as boardwalks and interpretation signage, if appropriate):

(f)

an assessment of the effects of the proposed residential buildings on the adjacent scheduled historic residence (ID 00139, Schedule 14.1 in Chapter L of the Auckland Unitary Plan), including—

(i)

an assessment of the effects of the proposed residential buildings on the historic residence’s access to natural light; and

(ii)

an assessment of the effects of shading and building dominance on that historic residence; and

(iii)

plans showing architectural elevational treatment details of the proposed buildings and an assessment of how those treatment details respond to the traditional domestic scale and architecture of the historic residence:

(g)

detailed designs or plans, and proposed mitigation measures, for any activities carried out on specified land, including the following activities:

(i)

planting or clearing vegetation:

(ii)

landscaping:

(iii)

constructing footpaths, boardwalks, and other public amenities:

(iv)

coastal protection works:

(v)

installing an emergency wastewater overflow pipe.

(2)

For the purposes of subclause (1)(g), specified land is any land comprising—

(a)

a reserve, including the proposed esplanade reserve; or

(b)

an archaeological or heritage site, including the following:

(i)

the scheduled extent of place of Clark Pottery and Brickworks/Robert Holland Pottery and Brickworks (ID 00002, Schedule 14.1 in Chapter L of the Auckland Unitary Plan):

(ii)

the southern headland where an archaeological midden site (New Zealand Archaeological Association Site Recording Scheme, R11/484) and 4 scheduled heritage trees (ID 1888, table for Waitakere, Schedule 10 in Chapter L of the Auckland Unitary Plan) are situated.

Schedule 27 clause 6: inserted, on 10 September 2021, by clause 6 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 11) 2021 (LI 2021/240).

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)

Ngāti Koheriki Claims Committee:

(c)

Watercare Services Limited.

Schedule 27 clause 7: inserted, on 10 September 2021, by clause 6 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 11) 2021 (LI 2021/240).

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 27 clause 8: inserted, on 10 September 2021, by clause 6 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 11) 2021 (LI 2021/240).

Statement of reasons

Heading: inserted, on 10 September 2021, by clause 6 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 11) 2021 (LI 2021/240).

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, the 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:

  • the project will have positive effects on social well-being by—

    • providing additional housing supply, with a range of housing types, in an area that has been rapidly growing and has a projected housing capacity shortfall in the medium term; and

    • delivering open space and infrastructure that will facilitate community connection and provide opportunities for physical activities:

  • the project will increase housing supply through the construction of approximately 425 residential units:

  • the project will provide approximately 380 direct full-time equivalent jobs per year over a 3-year planning and construction period:

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

  • 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.

Schedule 28 Melia Place

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Schedule 28: inserted, on 10 September 2021, by clause 6 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 11) 2021 (LI 2021/240).

Project referred to expert consenting panel

Heading: inserted, on 10 September 2021, by clause 6 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 11) 2021 (LI 2021/240).

1 Name of project

The name of the project is Melia Place (the project).

Schedule 28 clause 1: inserted, on 10 September 2021, by clause 6 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 11) 2021 (LI 2021/240).

2 Authorised person

The authorised person for the project is Melia Development Limited.

Schedule 28 clause 2: inserted, on 10 September 2021, by clause 6 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 11) 2021 (LI 2021/240).

3 Description of project

(1)

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

(2)

The development will include—

(a)

approximately 59 allotments; and

(b)

approximately 59 residential units; and

(c)

additional allotments for access, for community purposes, and for open spaces; and

(d)

a multi-use community building; and

(e)

open spaces; and

(f)

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

Schedule 28 clause 3: inserted, on 10 September 2021, by clause 6 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 11) 2021 (LI 2021/240).

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)

clearing vegetation, including in riparian areas:

(d)

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

(e)

discharging stormwater run-off and contaminants into water:

(f)

constructing retaining walls:

(g)

constructing residential units:

(h)

constructing a community building and communal spaces:

(i)

placing structures in a flood plain:

(j)

placing structures in an overland flow path:

(k)

constructing three waters services:

(l)

constructing private roads, vehicle access, and other transport infrastructure:

(m)

developing open space, including by landscaping and planting:

(n)

carrying out any other activities that are—

(i)

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

(ii)

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

Schedule 28 clause 4: inserted, on 10 September 2021, by clause 6 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 11) 2021 (LI 2021/240).

5 Approximate geographical location

The project will occur at 20 Melia Place and 43A Vipond Road, Stanmore Bay, Whangaparāoa, Auckland.

Schedule 28 clause 5: inserted, on 10 September 2021, by clause 6 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 11) 2021 (LI 2021/240).

6 Further information to be submitted

The following information must be submitted to the panel with any consent application or notice of requirement relating to the project (in addition to the information required by clause 9 or 13 of Schedule 6 of the Act):

(a)

an archaeological assessment:

(b)

an assessment of the potential greenhouse gas emissions resulting from the project, including—

(i)

quantification of those emissions; and

(ii)

an assessment of options to avoid, remedy, or mitigate those emissions:

(c)

an assessment of options for ensuring that the design of the development supports the uptake of public and active modes of transport servicing the development:

(d)

an assessment of options for ensuring that the design achieves high energy performance:

(e)

a detailed stormwater assessment, including—

(i)

an assessment of the potential downstream flooding risks to other properties that may arise from the development, including evidence that the development will comply with standard E8.6.1(3) of the Auckland Unitary Plan; and

(ii)

information on how the overland flow paths within the site will be protected or diverted; and

(iii)

information on how stormwater pipes under the development will be diverted; and

(iv)

details of measures that will be taken to ensure that the quality of water discharging to open watercourses or streams will comply with standard E3.6.1.1 of the Auckland Unitary Plan; and

(v)

an assessment of the effects of stormwater discharge on stream hydrology:

(f)

an integrated transport assessment that includes—

(i)

an assessment of whether the surrounding road network can accommodate the additional traffic volumes arising from the development; and

(ii)

an assessment of the impact of that additional traffic on access to Vipond Road and on the Melia Place, Whangaparaoa Road, and Poplar Road intersection:

(g)

an assessment of water supply and wastewater capacity that includes—

(i)

an assessment of whether a second connection to the water supply network in Melia Place should be provided to ensure resilient supply; and

(ii)

details of pipework (including sizing) to meet applicable standards relating to fire hydrant distances; and

(iii)

the detailed design of the proposed upgrades to the wastewater network necessary to service the development; and

(iv)

evidence of consultation with Watercare Services Limited:

(h)

an erosion and sediment control management plan and a statement of the specific measures that will be taken to ensure compliance with that management plan:

(i)

a social impact assessment that addresses any effects associated with the community being gated.

Schedule 28 clause 6: inserted, on 10 September 2021, by clause 6 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 11) 2021 (LI 2021/240).

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)

Watercare Services Limited.

Schedule 28 clause 7: inserted, on 10 September 2021, by clause 6 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 11) 2021 (LI 2021/240).

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 28 clause 8: inserted, on 10 September 2021, by clause 6 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 11) 2021 (LI 2021/240).

Statement of reasons

Heading: inserted, on 10 September 2021, by clause 6 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 11) 2021 (LI 2021/240).

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, the 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:

  • the project will have positive effects on social well-being by providing—

    • additional housing supply, including terraced housing (which has the potential to be a more affordable housing option at a time when house prices are rapidly escalating in the Auckland region); and

    • employment opportunities during construction; and

    • recreational space:

  • the project will increase housing supply through the construction of approximately 59 residential units:

  • the project will provide approximately 96 direct full-time equivalent jobs per year over a 2-year construction period:

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

  • 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.

Schedule 29 Tauranga Innovative Courthouse

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Schedule 29: inserted, on 10 September 2021, by clause 6 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 11) 2021 (LI 2021/240).

Project referred to expert consenting panel

Heading: inserted, on 10 September 2021, by clause 6 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 11) 2021 (LI 2021/240).

1 Name of project

The name of the project is the Tauranga Innovative Courthouse (the project).

Schedule 29 clause 1: inserted, on 10 September 2021, by clause 6 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 11) 2021 (LI 2021/240).

2 Authorised persons

The authorised persons for the project are the Minister of Justice and the Ministry of Justice.

Schedule 29 clause 2: inserted, on 10 September 2021, by clause 6 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 11) 2021 (LI 2021/240).

3 Description of project

The scope of the project is to designate land for, and to construct and operate, a new courthouse in central Tauranga.

Schedule 29 clause 3: inserted, on 10 September 2021, by clause 6 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 11) 2021 (LI 2021/240).

4 Description of activities involved in project

The project may involve the following activities:

(a)

preparing the site, including removing or demolishing buildings:

(b)

carrying out earthworks, including bulk earthworks:

(c)

constructing a courthouse and associated facilities:

(d)

constructing infrastructure for roads and parking:

(e)

constructing three waters services and associated infrastructure:

(f)

landscaping, including planting:

(g)

operating the courthouse:

(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 29 clause 4: inserted, on 10 September 2021, by clause 6 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 11) 2021 (LI 2021/240).

5 Approximate geographical location

The project will occur at—

(a)

27 and 33 McLean Street, Tauranga; and

(b)

24, 28, 30, and 32 Monmouth Street, Tauranga.

Schedule 29 clause 5: inserted, on 10 September 2021, by clause 6 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 11) 2021 (LI 2021/240).

6 Further information to be submitted

The following information must be submitted to the panel with any consent application or notice of requirement relating to the project (in addition to the information required by clause 9 or 13 of Schedule 6 of the Act):

(a)

an archaeological assessment of the project site:

(b)

a transport assessment, including an assessment of the impact of the project on the local transport network and the likely demand for parking:

(c)

an infrastructure assessment, including details of—

(i)

the infrastructure proposed for three waters services; and

(ii)

the effects of the project on the capacity of existing Tauranga City Council infrastructure:

(d)

an urban design and landscape assessment, including—

(i)

a plan indicating the anticipated site layout, building envelope, and building design; and

(ii)

a description of the outcomes sought for the site relating to movement of people, on-site amenity, safety and security, and culture and identity; and

(iii)

details of any mitigating measures that will be incorporated into the building design to ensure that the building and its use as a courthouse are integrated with the surrounding land uses, the public–private interfaces, and streetscapes.

Schedule 29 clause 6: inserted, on 10 September 2021, by clause 6 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 11) 2021 (LI 2021/240).

7 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 29 clause 7: inserted, on 10 September 2021, by clause 6 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 11) 2021 (LI 2021/240).

Statement of reasons

Heading: inserted, on 10 September 2021, by clause 6 of the COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 11) 2021 (LI 2021/240).

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:

  • the project will have positive effects on social well-being by providing more user-friendly and fit-for-purpose justice facilities:

  • the project will enable approximately—

    • 177 full-time equivalent jobs in total to be provided over a 4- to 5-year design and construction period:

    • 40 full-time equivalent permanent jobs to be provided after that period ends:

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

  • 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.

Michael Webster,
Clerk of the Executive Council.

Issued under the authority of the Legislation Act 2012.

Date of notification in Gazette: 21 September 2020.

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COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 11) 2021 (LI 2021/240)

COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 10) 2021 (LI 2021/231)

COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 9) 2021 (LI 2021/230)

COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 8) 2021 (LI 2021/208)

COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 7) 2021 (LI 2021/176)

COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 6) 2021 (LI 2021/152)

COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 5) 2021 (LI 2021/104)

COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 4) 2021 (LI 2021/70)

COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 3) 2021 (LI 2021/56)

COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 2) 2021 (LI 2021/36)

COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order 2021 (LI 2021/2)

COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 4) 2020 (LI 2020/298)

COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 3) 2020 (LI 2020/285)

COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order (No 2) 2020 (LI 2020/282)

COVID-19 Recovery (Fast-track Consenting) Referred Projects Amendment Order 2020 (LI 2020/276)