Welcome to the first Bob Dey Property Report diary for 2020.
New listings include:
- Auckland Council governing body & committee meeting dates plus workshops through February
- Hearing & submission dates for a long list of new entries in plan change & resource consent hearings & submissions
- The start of the year’s apartment & commercial auctions, and
- New listed company result dates.
The diary is normally updated weekly and lists auctions, council meetings & agendas, hearings & submissions, economic release dates, events, Parliament order paper items and securities.
One change at Auckland Council is that committee workshops may be open to the public – at the discretion of the chair of the relevant committee. That change came as an amendment at the council’s 26 November meeting proposed by Hibiscus Coast councilors John Watson & Wayne Walker and carried 15-6.
I’ve argued that closing workshops has been a failure for democracy because it reduces public understanding of proposals at an early stage of their formulation – the time when nuances are ironed out.
Another change is that meetings & workshops will be scheduled between 10am-5pm during the next 3 years. The standard morning meeting start time until last year was 9.30am.
The council set its meeting schedule for the next 3 years at that November meeting, proposed as:
3 council-controlled organisations will hold board meetings in the last week of January. The council’s governing body & committees will resume business in February.
The meeting schedule doesn’t include venues, but normal venues for council & committee meetings are the Town Hall for the governing body & major committees, the council’s offices at 135 Albert St for other committees.
All Auckland Council agendas can be reached via http://infocouncil.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/. The council livestreams (and archives) Town Hall meetings and some other meetings. You can check those at http://councillive.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/.
This is the link to the council page for submissions on consent applications:
And this is the link to find hearings: https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/have-your-say/hearings/find-hearing/Pages/find-resource-consent-hearing.aspx
Extraordinary meeting, to adopt annual budget consultation document & supporting information, to follow finance & performance committee on Wednesday 12 February
First full-day governing body meeting for year, Thursday 27 February at 10am
Appointments & performance review, Tuesday 11 February at 10am
Auckland Domain, Tuesday 25 February at 2pm
Audit & risk (extraordinary), Monday 10 February at 2pm; regular meeting, Monday 24 February at 2pm
CCO oversight, Tuesday 18 February at 10am
Civic defence & emergency, Tuesday 25 February at 10am
Finance & performance (extraordinary), Wednesday 12 February at 10am followed by governing body meeting
Parks, arts, community & events, Thursday 13 February at 10am
Planning, Tuesday 4 February at 10am
Regulatory, Tuesday 18 February at 2pm
Strategic, Tuesday 11 February at 2pm
Value for money, Thursday 20 February at 10am
Workshop day, Wednesday 19 February & Wednesday 26 February at 1pm
Finance & performance, annual budget consultation document & supporting information, Wednesday 5 February at 10am
Finance & performance, 10-year budget, Wednesday 26 February at 10am
Boards, forums & panels:
Auckland city centre advisory board workshop, Wednesday 26 February at 3pm
Hauraki Gulf Forum, Monday 17 February at 1pm
Henderson, 28-30 Waipareira Avenue, application by Yogi Divine Society NZ to construct a community cultural centre & associated parking, loading spaces, access & landscaped areas; hearing Wednesday 12 February at 9.30am, Henderson, council service centre, 6 Henderson Valley Rd
Drury, 240 Sutton Rd, limited notification of application by Oakleigh Holdings Ltd to operate a rural contractor’s yard including parking of trucks, trailers & equipment, servicing of vehicles & machinery, ancillary offices, stockpile materials, diesel storage, workshop, water tanks, establishing buildings within the flood plain and infringing yard requirements; hearing Thursday 13 February at 9.30am, Manukau, Civic West Annex, 31-33 Manukau Station Rd
Huia replacement water treatment plant project, application by Watercare Services Ltd for regional resource consents & a land use consent for 3 sites – replacement on corner of Manuka & Woodlands Park Rds, a new reservoir on the northern side of Woodlands Park Rd, and a replacement for the existing plant; hearing Monday 24 February at noon, Henderson, council service centre, 6 Henderson Valley Rd
Mairangi Bay, 10 & 12 Sidmouth St, Sidmouth St, Montrose Terrace & Mairangi Bay Beach Reserve, combined application by Watercare Services Ltd to replace the wastewater pump station & exchange of reserve land, hearing Wednesday 12 February at 9.30am, Browns Bay, Hibiscus & Bays local board office, 2 Glen Rd
Matakatia, 1053B Whangaparaoa Rd, application by Dan Liu for a retrospective land use consent for the construction of a 2-level dwelling that infringes the height:boundary control along the eastern boundary; hearing Monday 17 February at 9.30am, Orewa, council service centre, 50 Centreway Rd
Pukekohe, 74 Seagrove Rd, application by Q Invest Co Ltd (Gang Ji) to take up to 2000m³/day to a total of 162,500m³/year of water from Franklin Waitemata aquifer from 3 proposed bores for orchard irrigation; hearing Monday & Wednesday 10 & 12 February at 9.30am, Pukekohe, council service centre, 82 Manukau Rd
Remuera, 88 Remuera Rd, application by Anuj Gupta to construct a 5-storey, 8-unit apartment building with basement parking on a 472m² site, hearing Monday 10 February at 9.30am, Town Hall
Wynyard Quarter, 121-127 & 129 Beaumont St and 184-200 Pakenham St West, application by Auckland Waterfront Apartments Ltd (Chiu Yung & Mu Huayi), subsidiary of Wynyard Quarter hotel developer Fu Wah Auckland (Hong Kong) Ltd, to undertake comprehensive redevelopment of a city block to provide 6 buildings containing dwellings, visitor accommodation, retail activities, a public plaza, publicly accessible lanes & basement carparking; hearing Tuesday-Thursday 2-4 June at 9.30am, Town Hall
Plan change hearings & submissions:
9 sites around Auckland in the hands of council company Panuku Development Auckland, plan change 36 open space, to rezone land recently vested or acquired for open space/recreation purposes to an open space zone, correct some open space zoning errors & anomalies and rezone 9 land parcels that are currently zoned as open space or shown as road in the unitary plan to either a residential or business zone (as part of Panuku Auckland’s land disposal & rationalisation process); notified on 28 November, submissions close Thursday 30 January; sites are: Otara, 22R Clyde Rd; Bombay, adjacent to 155 Bombay Rd; Mangatawhiri, part of an informal recreation lot; Ranui, adjacent to 18 Edwin Freeman Place; Otara, 30R Birmingham Rd; Mt Wellington, 28-30 Pilkington Rd; Panmure, part 3 Kings Rd; Clover Park, part 303 Te Irirangi Drive; Hobsonville, 131 Clark Rd; Papatoetoe, 5Z Butler Ave
Ellerslie, 666 Great South Rd, plan change 37 (private) request from CP Auckland LP (general partner CP Auckland GP Ltd – 92.5% Ranger (NZ) Pte Ltd of Singapore, 7.5% Oyster Property Group Ltd) to rezone land from business park to business – mixed use, to introduce a height variation control to provide for a building height of 44m and to remove the site from the Central Park precinct; notified on 5 December, submissions close Wednesday 5 February
Ranui, 522–524 Swanson Rd, plan change 38 (private) request from Western Park Village Ltd (Darryll Heaven) to rezone the site from business – light industry to a combination of residential mixed housing urban and residential terrace housing & apartment zones; notified on 5 December, submissions close Thursday 23 January
Resource consent submissions:
To find applications open to submissions: https://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/have-your-say/have-your-say-notified-resource-consent/notified-resource-consent-applications-open-submissions/Pages/default.aspx
CBD, 74-80 Wellesley St West, application by Hotel Grand Chancellor (Auckland) Ltd to demolish existing buildings and construct & operate a new hotel in a 12-storey building, plus partial basement, using one bonus floor area provision to partially bridge the gap between basic & maximum total floor area ratios, being the residential/visitor accommodation bonus resulting in an exceedance of both the basic floor area ratio (4:1) & the maximum total floor area ratio (6:1) with 9.19:1 proposed; overall non-complying; submissions close Monday 17 February
Massey, 3 Pua St, limited notification of application by Signature Building Ltd for Establish ECE Ltd to construct an 836m² 120-child childcare centre on a 2383m² industrial site; submissions close Tuesday 28 January
Pt Chevalier, 315 Pt Chevalier Rd, limited notification of application by Serbian Orthodox Mission Holy King Milutin Trust to construct a new church on the front half of the site and alterations to the existing church at the rear of the site to form a community hall (ground floor) & priests’ residence (first floor); submissions close Tuesday 11 February
Pukekohe, 58 Blake Rd, application by KingsWay Trust for land use consent to construct & operate a proposed school for 450 students plus a childcare centre for 60 children, with associated bulk earthworks & wastewater discharge consent; submissions close Friday 14 February
Takanini, 118 Manuroa Rd, application by Classic Developments Takanini Ltd seeks to construct 83 2-storey semi-detached & terraced dwellings plus associated parking delivered over 2 stages on a vacant residentially zoned site used for grazing, the first stage relying on a temporary stormwater connection to an existing table drain, construction of a private shallow dry detention basin and necessitating a stormwater discharge consent & soil remediation consent; Classic would install a new infrastructure network for waste & water and construct 3 new roads to vest; the site is in the Takanini precinct single house zone; stage 1: 50 dwellings, lots 29-78, access solely off Porchester Rd, 2 roads to vest, onsite dry detention basin (stormwater) on stage 2 land; stage 2: 33 dwellings, lots 1-28, access off Porchester Rd, potential continued access through to Nancy Wake St, dependent on private agreement with 296 Porchester Rd; access from Manuroa Rd to lots 79-83 by jointly owned access lot, 2 roads to vest; removal of onsite stormwater pond and connection to downstream network (Papakura Stream- Takanini catchment network discharge consent & network – yet to be constructed); submissions open Wednesday 22 January
Kaitaia, 115 Commerce St, 5389m² town centre property, 2769m² building occupied by Farmers, Barfoot & Thompson auction Thursday 30 January at 1pm in Kerikeri, The Cornerstone, 144 Kerikeri Rd
City Sales, apartments, first auction for 2020, Wednesday 29 January at 12.30pm, 445 Karangahape Rd
Harcourts, Wednesday 5 February at 6pm, Epsom, 95 Manukau Rd
Ray White City Apartments, first auction for 2020, Thursday 23 January at 12.30pm, 2 Lorne St
Ray White Ponsonby, Wednesdays at 6.30pm starting 29 January, Sapphire Room, Ponsonby Central
Consumers price index, December quarter, Friday 24 January
Migration, November – Infoshare tables, Thursday 23 January
Property transfer statistics, December quarter, Friday 31 January
US Federal Reserve, Tuesday-Wednesday 28-29 January
CoreNet Global NZ, symposium, 28 May, Queen’s Wharf, Shed 10
Property Council awards, Friday 19 June, Spark Arena
Listeds – NZ:
Heartland Group Holdings Ltd, half-year results, Tuesday 18 February
Metlifecare Ltd, half-year results, Wednesday 26 February
Oceania Healthcare Ltd, half-year results, Friday 24 January
Summerset Group Holdings Ltd, annual result, Tuesday 25 February
Parliament resumes for the year on Tuesday 11 February.
Submissions on bills:
Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC 2021) Bill (for New Zealand’s hosting of the APEC conference in late 2021, the bill proposes to support a safe & secure event, assist in managing security risks and assist in facilitating the timely & efficient operation of the event); submissions close Wednesday 12 February
Public Service Legislation Bill (a bill proposing a legislative framework for achieving a more adaptive & collaborative public service by expanding the types of agencies that comprise the public service, unified by a common purpose, ethos & strengthened leadership arrangements; it would repeal the State Sector Act 1988, replacing it with a new Public Service Act, and make a small number of related amendments to the Public Finance Act 1989); submissions close Friday 31 January
Urban Development Bill (the bill follows on from the Kainga Ora–Homes & Communities Bill that disestablished Housing NZ and set up a Crown entity in the same name; the overarching aim of this bill is to give Kainga Ora powers to improve the social & economic performance of New Zealand’s urban areas through complex development projects, facilitating these specified development projects (SDPs) which are intended to offer a mix of housing types, transport connections, employment & business opportunities, infrastructure, community facilities & green spaces; Kainga Ora would have the ability to undertake these projects by itself, or partner with iwi, local government or the private sector; The bill is also designed to reduce the risk of complex developments and create opportunities for the private market, councils & Maori developers); submissions close Friday 14 February
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