Supplementary Order Paper No 110

No 110

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 23 November 2021

Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply and Other Matters) Amendment Bill

Proposed amendments

Hon Eugenie Sage, in Committee, to move the following amendments:

Clause 4

In clause 4, new definition of National Policy Statement on Urban Development or NPS-UD, replace paragraph (b) (page 4, line 27) with:

“(b)

as amended by section 77O(1) and (1A)

Clause 7

In clause 7, new section 77O, replace subsection (1) (page 12, line 35 to page 13, line 2) with:

(1)

Policy 3 in the NPS-UD is amended by:

(a)

in paragraph (b), replacing “6 storeys” with “8 storeys”; and

(b)

in paragraph (c), replacing “6 storeys” with “8 storeys”; and

In clause 7, new clause 77O, after subsection (1) (page 13, after line 2), insert:

(1A)

Clause 3.8 in the NPS-UD is amended by replacing subclause (2)(b) with:

“(b)

is well-connected along transport corridors with rapid transit services; and”

“(ba)

is consistent with protecting and conserving highly productive soils and land, areas of significant indigenous vegetation, and significant habitats of indigenous fauna; and”

Schedule 2

In Schedule 2, new Schedule 3B, in the heading, replace “section 77O(1)” (page 34, line 6) with “section 77O(1) and (1A)”.

In Schedule 2, new Schedule 3B, in the item relating to Policy 3, paragraph (b), replace “6 storeys” (page 34, line 15) with “8 storeys”.

In Schedule 2, new Schedule 3B, in the item relating to Policy 3, paragraph (c), replace “6 storeys” (page 34, line 16) with “8 storeys”.

Explanatory note

The purpose of these changes is to better promote low emissions and sustainable development under the National Policy Statement on Urban Development (NPS-UD), and avoid urban sprawl with significant adverse environmental effects. This will also promote urban design that supports public health by reducing car dependency. This will be done through increasing specified heights from six to eight storeys in Policy 3(b) and (c) of the NPS-UD, enabling more residential development within walking distance of the types of mixed-use zones specified in Policy 3(d) of the NPS-UD (neighbourhood centre zones, local centre zones, and town centre zones), and ensuring that consideration of unanticipated or out-of-sequence development pays particular regard to specific environmental factors.