Published 24 September 2010
Auckland City councillors approved a bevy of plan changes at their final scheduled full council meeting last night.
One that missed was private plan change 8, proposed by Westfield (NZ) Ltd for the expansion of its St Lukes shopping mall into a town centre. It was deferred for further consideration and another council meeting before the existing council’s time runs out on 31 October and the new Auckland Council takes over the reins on 1 November.
A major change, approved without comment apart from a request for the report to go to the Tamaki Community Board, was private plan change 235, enabling Kiwi Income Property Trust to increase development of Sylvia Park by 100,000m² and to allow buildings up to 60m tall on parts of the 25ha site.
I’ve written about those 2 plan changes in separate stories. The rest of the night’s plan changes, mostly to be made operative, are listed below.
Plan change 4 to be made operative in part (those parts no longer subject to challenge)Plan changes 43 & 33Plan change 17 – a notice of requirement for public open space & road relating to the proposed Linear Park – is reduced in extent to apply only south of Pakenham St as the related plan change 38 is now beyond challengePlan changes 20 & 24 – notices of requirement for public open space & road, relating to the Jellicoe St area – are withdrawn because replacement plan changes 39 & 40 are beyond challenge.
City development committee chairman Aaron Bhatnagar moved a late amendment to plan change 4, adding regionally significant transport infrastructure to uses of the quarter where conflicts are to be managed to ensure efficient operation, and also inserted a new method in that plan change requiring accommodation “to be designed to achieve minimum acoustic attenuation standards to provide an acceptable level of internal amenity for occupants”. These changes were also approved.
Kohimarama retirement village, plan change 219, rezoning land at 223 Kohimarama Rd & 7 John Rymer Place
Earlier story: 10 September 2010: Kohimarama retirement village plan change approved
Epsom, 16 Almorah Place, plan change 269, adding a pohutukawa tree to the notable trees schedule
Rugby World Cup 2011, amendments of the signs & billboard bylaws to come into force Monday 4 October
Learning Quarter, area 1, plan change 36, deleting the tertiary education precinct provisions and replacing them with a new set of provisions referred to as Learning Quarter, area 1
Ellerslie, Central Park, private plan change 227, sought by Goodman Property Trust to increase the total maximum gross floor area of the buildings on the 6.2ha site to 114,000m² and to allow 3 buildings up to 16 storeys (67.9m), among other changes
Earlier story, 23 March 2009: Goodman seeks plan change to expand Central Park capacity
Private plan change 54, CBD,35 High St, scheduling all public spaces, including ground-floor retail, lobbies, stairwells & corridors, excluding tenancy space above the ground floor, schedule A2; and a tram pole at Emily PlacPrivate plan change 55, 104 Fanshawe St, ex-Auckland Timber Co building, a change from category B to category A; Parnell Rise railway bridge piers & viaduct; & the ex-Wesleyan chapel at 8A Pitt StPrivate plan change 199, the Robbie Burns statue in the Domain; engineer’s house at Motat; ex-Wood grocer’s building at 151-155 Mt Eden RdPlan change 218, Parnell, Mayfair Flats at 75 Parnell Rd; St Heliers, Blumenthal/Mondrian House at 317 St Heliers Bay Rd; Mission Bay, Garden Court flats at 5 Tamaki DrivePrivate plan change 292, Parnell rail bridge & piers; Newton, Maori Hall, 5 Edinburgh St; Mt Albert, 7 Sainsbury Rd; Glendowie, 52 Roberta Avenue; Epsom, 200-206 Gillies Avenue; Avondale, 37 New Windsor Rd; Onehunga, 111 Victoria St; Blockhouse Bay, 69-79 Endeavour St
The council also approved a start on the special consultative procedure for Governor Fitzroy Place – from Mayoral Drive up to St Paul St in the Learning Quarter – to be turned into a pedestrian mall.
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Attribution: Council meeting & agenda, story written by Bob Dey for the Bob Dey Property Report.