The plans, rezoning the land as future urban, cover 1900ha at Drury-Opaheke & 1300ha at Pukekohe-Paerata.
That volume of housing would be enough for 100,000 residents. The plans also provide for business development.
Committee chair Chris Darby said after the decision: “I believe we’ve achieved a balance of how we can provide homes & thousands of local jobs while caring for the natural environment and limiting urban encroachment on Pukekohe’s productive food-growing soils.”
He said 245ha, excluding centres, would become available for light industrial & business development.
Deputy mayor Bill Cashmore said Drury-Opaheke would see new communities spring up, underpinned by integrated transport networks & other new infrastructure.
“For Pukekohe-Paerata, the plan recognises the relationship between proposed land use & existing urban areas, reinforcing the Pukekohe town centre as the heart of the area.”
Council agenda documents:
8, Drury-Opaheke & Pukekohe-Paerata structure plans
Attachment A – Drury-Opaheke structure plan 2019 (117 pages)
Attachment B – Pukekohe-Paerata structure plan 2019 (138 pages)
5 August 2019: Southern structure plans up for adoption
Drury South Crossing corners chunk of industrial market as big site takes shape
Attribution: Council release.