Supplementary Order Paper No 113

No 113

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 7 December 2021

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

Proposed amendments

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

Schedule 1

In Schedule 1, new Schedule 3A, clause 1(1), before the definition of construction (page 28, before line 11), insert:

community services has the same meaning as in the NPS-UD

In Schedule 1, new Schedule 3A, after clause 2(2)(page 28, after line 22), insert:

(2A)

A relevant residential zone must allow as a permitted activity the construction and use of community services.

(2B)

For the purposes of subsection 2A, district plans may provide more detail about what commercial activities fall within the definition of community services, taking into account the needs of a particular area.

Explanatory note

The purpose of this Supplementary Order Paper is to enable small-scale commercial or community services as permitted activities where the Medium Density Residential Standards (MDRS) apply (such as dairies, doctors, and schools). This would make sure that where denser housing is enabled, community amenities are also permitted, to support liveable urban environments designed for low traffic emissions. This is proposed to be done by providing that community services, as defined in the National Policy Statement for Urban Development 2020 (NPS-UD) are a permitted activity in areas to which the MDRS are applied in the Bill.