Bob Dey Property Report diary, week 26 November-2 December 2018

Tuesday: The council planning agenda. You can click through below to the full agenda, or to the many controversial items on it.

Auckland Council’s planning committee has a very long agenda to work through on Tuesday, starting with public input on Panuku’s Unlock Panmure programme, moving on to:

  • affordability & desired housing mix
  • the upper North Island supply chain strategy (starting with ports)
  • beginning the update of the council’s plan through to 2050
  • an update on the city centre-Mangere light rail proposal
  • plan changes including effects on volcanic viewshafts
  • proposed scheduling of sites of significance to mana whenua
  • Tamaki regeneration land exchanges
  • the freshwater management national policy statement
  • the Auranga plan change at Drury (including an appeal notice), and
  • in the confidential section of the agenda, changes to Northcote’s high level project plan.

The opportunities for heated debate are numerous, given the volume of community input already on topics such as airport rail & viewshafts. Done in a disciplined manner, the meeting could be over by dusk.

Other business for the week

And that, of course, is not all. The council has opened some new consent applications for submissions, including parts of the Quay St seawall project, and several auctionrooms will be in action. Parliament resumes sitting on Tuesday.

The diary is updated weekly and lists auctions, council meetings & agendas, hearings & submissions, economic release dates, events, Parliament order paper items and securities.

Council links

All Auckland Council agendas can be reached via The council livestreams (and archives) Town Hall meetings and some other meetings. You can check those at

Auckland Council

As Auckland Council makes changes to its website, hearing & submission pages can be hard to find. This is the new link to the page for submissions on consent applications:


Civil defence & emergency management group committee, Wednesday 28 November at 10.30am, 135 Albert St

Auckland Domain committee, Thursday 29 November at 11am, 135 Albert St

Planning committee, Tuesday 27 November at 9.30am, Town Hall:

5.1, Public input – Panmure Community Action Group – Unlock Panmure and the potential sale of the Panmure Library & Community Hall site at Pilkington Rd

6.1, Local board input – Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board – rezoning of land in Tamaki

8, Panuku programme update   

Letter relating to Unlock Panmure from Maungakiekie-Tamaki Local Board

9, City centre masterplan 2040   

10, A snapshot of issues & opportunities to increase affordable housing for Aucklanders   

Affordable housing in Auckland, a snapshot report    

11, Panuku policy for determining housing mix   

Policy for determining desired housing mix    

12, Submission for Upper North Island supply chain strategy working group (covering report)   

13, Auckland Plan 2050 update   

Baseline measures report    

Place-based plans status & timing    

14, City centre-Mangere light rail update   

15, Amendments to the roading exchange policy   

Roading exchange policy, with proposed amendments shown in track changes   

16, Proposed plan change 14 – improving consistency of provisions in chapter D overlays, chapter E Auckland-wide, chapter J definitions, appendix 2, appendix 17 & the viewer of the Auckland unitary plan (operative in part) – volcanic viewshafts & height-sensitive area

Proposed plan change 14 – amendments relating to volcanic viewshafts & height-sensitive areas   

Proposed plan change 14 – section 32 report – volcanic viewshafts & height-sensitive areas excerpt    

17, Sites & places of significance to mana whenua – tranche 1: plan changes to the Auckland unitary plan (operative in part) and Auckland Council district plan – Hauraki Gulf islands section

List of nominated sites proposed for scheduling [confidential]

Map of existing & nominated sites & places of significance to mana whenua [confidential]

Proposed plan change & section 32 document [confidential]

Landowner & local board feedback on proposed plan changes [confidential]

18, Auckland unitary plan (operative in part) – proposed plan change – rezoning of land – Tamaki regeneration project land exchanges   

Proposed plan change maps – Tamaki   

Proposed plan change section 32 report – Tamaki    

Draft Tamaki open space network plan – consultation feedback overview final report    

Maungakiekie-Tamaki local board resolutions 24 July    

19, National policy statement for freshwater management – progressive implementation plan

National policy statement for freshwater management, progressive implementation programme for Auckland    

20, Request to make private plan change 6 (Auranga) operative in part


Precinct plan showing zoning & provisions to be made operative in part 

Unitary plan text to be made operative in part    

Amended notice of appeal from Elly S-Y Pan    

21, Summary of planning committee in formation memos & briefings   

Planning committee forward work programme    

Proposed plan changes to Auckland unitary plan & Hauraki Gulf islands plan – sites & places of significance to mana whenua tranche 1 workshop minutes    

Panuku – draft policy for determining housing mix workshop minutes    

Discussion on the port in preparation for a meeting with the Upper North Island supply chain study workgroup workshop minutes 

C1, Changes to Northcote high levelproject plan – confidential 


Find hearings:

Coatesville, 132 Mahoenui Valley Rd, & Tauhoa, 176J Farmer Rd, application by Norman Roderick, Almut Kirkcaldy & Dave Serjeant to undertake a subdivision in the rural countryside living zone via a transferable rural site subdivision utilising an existing consented site created through protection of indigenous vegetation, hearing Thursday 29 Novemberat 9.30am, Orewa, council service centre, 50 Centreway Rd

Grey Lynn, 859 Great North Rd, Western Springs Lakeside Park (Te WaiOrea), application by Auckland Council Community Facilities to remove about 200 pine trees and undertaking stabilisation & restoration planting, hearing Tuesday-Wednesday 11-12 December at 9.30am, Town Hall

Manurewa, 46 Halver Rd, application by Harsh Diwan to convert the dwelling & sleepout to a childcare centre to accommodate 60 children & 8 staff; hearing Wednesday 12 December at 9.30am, Manukau, council service centre, 31-33 Manukau Station Rd

Milford, 110 Kitchener Rd & 1A Pierce Rd, application by R & S Francis Investments Ltd to build a 6-storey apartment building with a commercial unit at ground floor & semi-basement parking, 1080m² site, part in the mixed use zone and part in the mixed housing urban zone, commercial floor area 973m² (including parking), apartments of 106-134m² internal with decks of 11-78m², and a 617m² penthouse of 362m² internal, with 216m² of decks + pool; hearing Wednesday-Thursday 5-6 December at 9.30am, Takapuna, council service centre, 1 The Strand

Puni, 166 Waiuku Rd, application by Powell Transport Ltd to establish a rural industry-freight transport & service depot, including siteworks & redistribution of elite soils to 25 Fulton Rd, Puni; hearing Wednesday 12 December at 9.30am, Pukekohe, council service centre, 82 Manukau Rd

Rosedale, 54 Parkway Drive, application by Lucy Li (of Li NZ Investments Ltd & Kayes Development Ltd) to construct 3 5-storey buildings on a 7291m² site to provide a mixed-use development including 2169m² of commercial floorspace & 84 apartments; the site backs on to Sunset Rd and is beside the North Shore police station; hearing Wednesday 28 Novemberat 9.30am, Takapuna, council service centre, 1 The Strand

Swanson, 5 & 7-11 Christian Rd, application by CDL Land (NZ) Ltd for joint land use & subdivision consent to create 48 residential lots of varying sizes, generally in accordance with the subdivision overlay plan in the Auckland unitary plan (operative in part), associated standard infringements pursuant to the underlying large lot zone, overall non-complying; hearing Wednesday-Thursday 12-13 December at 9.30am, Henderson, council service centre, 6 Henderson Valley Rd

Waiheke Island, Onetangi, 20c Third Avenue & 23 The Strand, application by Reliving Ltd to construct 4 visitor accommodation units & 3 dwellings on a 4320m² section 2 sites back from the beach, hearing Monday 3 December at 9.30am, 35 Graham St, council office

Whangaparaoa, Hobbs Bay, 1121 Whangaparaoa Rd, application by Bryham Investments Ltd to convert a house into a childcare centre for up to 65 children, hearing Tuesday 27 November at 9.30am, Orewa, council service centre, 50 Centreway Rd


To find applications open to submissions:

CBD, Quay St, Ferry Basin section of seawall (footpath & road corridor), coastal marine area between Princes & Queens Wharves, adjacent lots on northern side of Quay St, application by Auckland Transport to construct either a post & panel wall seaward of the existing ‘seawall’ or a series of jet grout columns landward of the existing ‘seawall’ on the northern side of Quay St about 90m long, plus upgrades to the ‘existing seawall’; the post & panel wall or jet grout columns are proposed for seismic strengthening purposes, in particular by protecting Quay St & the services within it, this proposal represents the Ferry Basin section of the Quay St seawall upgrade project; the remaining sections of the project are the subject of separate resource consent applications; submissions close Wednesday 19 December

CBD, Quay St, Princes Wharf section of seawall (footpath & road corridor) between the corner of Lower Hobson St & Quay St and the eastern extent of Princes Wharf, application by AucklandTransport to construct either an in-ground palisade wall or a series of jet grout columns landward of the existing ‘seawall’ on the northern side of Quay St about 105m long for seismic strengthening, in particular by protecting Quay St & the services within it; this proposal represents the Princes Wharf section of the Quay St seawall upgrade project; the remaining sections of the project are the subject of separate resource consent applications; submissions close Wednesday 19 December

CBD, 85-89 Quay St, Queens Wharf & water space of the Waitemata Harbour adjacent to the western side of Queens Wharf, application by Auckland Transport for resource consent to construct, operate & maintain 6 new ferry berths on the western side of Queens Wharf within the Downtown Ferry Basin (piers A-F), undertake modifications to the existing ferry terminal buildings (located at existing pier 1 & pier 2) & historic shelter, and remove existing piers 3 & 4; this will require the installation of a concrete piled breakwater immediately adjacent to the west of Queens Wharf, the installation of reverse sawtooth-shaped pontoons, 3 gangways, 3 fixed shelter structures, piles, pileguard markers & fenders; modifications to the existing ferry terminal building at pier 1 include the removal of the East Annexe Building, construction of new façades, removal of the ticket gates, replacement of the upper louvres, and the construction of new retail/food & beverage facilities within the existing terminal building; modifications to the historic shelter include modification of the northern face & the insertion of skylights in the roof; modifications to the open spaces to the east & south of the building are also proposed; modifications to the terminal building at pier 2 include relocating ancillary office space and repositioning passenger waiting space; demolition of existing piers 3 & 4 will involve the removal of gangways, pontoons & piles; the timing of the demolition is dependent on the new berths being fully operational and whether additional layover/decant space may be required for future stage 2 works; submissions close Monday 17 December

Link: Ferry terminal consent application documents

Half Moon Bay, 1 Ara Tai, limited notification of application by the Auckland Maritime Foundation to extend the Half Moon Bay marina to provide for 90 additional berths, including the construction of 2 new pile & panel breakwaters, capital dredging, rock armouring & construction of car parking deck; submissions close Wednesday 28 November

Mangere East, 240 Massey Rd, limited notification of application by Basra Family Ltd to clear the site of all buildings except the tyre centre to construct a service station, its retail component & 2 additional retail units; residential activity attached to the tyre centre building also to be removed; submissions close Wednesday 19 December

Ponsonby, 105 John St, limited notification of an application by Courtney Letica to undertake additions & alterations which involve re-siting the existing dwelling to the north, a single-storey addition at the rear & a single-car basement garage; submissions close Friday 30 November

Public safety & nuisance bylaw, proposed changes to minimise nuisance & safety risks to people when using public places; the bylaw includes a wide range of issues, including using a drone, activities on a park or a beach, set netting, graffiti & car window washing; the council also intends to ask the Government to ban the sale of fireworks to the general public and wants Aucklanders’ views; public firework displays would still be allowed; feedback closes Wednesday 5 December

Warkworth, State Highway 1 & land adjoining, between Hudson Rd & the northern connection of the Puhoi-Warkworth motorway extension, limited notified application by NZ Transport Agency to construct, operate & maintain a widened highway; submissions close Wednesday 12 December

Warkworth, land between State Highway 1 & Matakana Rd, Auckland Transport application for a notice of requirement & the associated resource consents for the construction, operation & maintenance of the Matakana link road – Tuhonohono ki Tai (Pathway to the Sea) project; submissions close Thursday 29 November

Standards NZ comment:

Standards NZ & Standards Australia, timber structures standard, DZ NZS AS 1720.1/V6.0, comments close Saturday 9 February


Barfoot & Thompson, commercial, Thursday 29 November at 10am; residential Tuesday-Fridayat 10am & 1.30pm, 34 Shortland St

Bayleys, Total Property 8 commercial auction, Wednesday 5 December at 11am, residentialWednesdays at 2pm, Bayleys House, Wynyard Quarter, 30 Gaunt St

CBRE, Wednesday 5 December at 11.30am, Westgate, 5 Te Pumanawa Square, unit 1

City Sales, apartments, Wednesday 28 November at 12.30pm, 445 Karangahape Rd

Colliers, commercial, Wednesday 12 December at 2pm, Takapuna, 129 Hurstmere Rd

NAI Harcourts, commercial, Thursday 29 November at 1pm, Takapuna, 128 Hurstmere Rd

Ray White City Apartments, Thursdays at 12.30pm, 2 Lorne St


Building consents, October, Friday 30 November

Reserve Bank, macro-finance conference, Thursday-Friday 13-14 December

Retail trade survey, September quarter, Monday 26 November

Trade, overseas merchandise, October, Tuesday 27 November


CoreNet Global, annual meeting, Thursday 6 Decemberat 4.15pm, BizDojo Ponsonby, Grey Lynn, 4 Williamson Avenue

Property Council, residential summit, Wednesday 27 February, SkyCity Convention Centre

Listeds – NZ:

Arvida Group Ltd, half-year results, Tuesday 27 November

Vital Healthcare Property Trust, annual meeting, Thursday 20 December at 2pm, Ellerslie Event Centre


Provisional order paper for Tuesday 27 November [PDF463k]

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