Auckland Council’s Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board will choose 4 of its members on Wednesday to join ward councillors on an area plan working party to support a review of how to replace 2800 state houses with 10,000 new homes over the next 10-15 years.
The area in question, part of Mangere (outlined in the map below), is the focus for the Government’s Urban Development Group, formerly Homes Land Community.
In a report to the local board for its meeting on Wednesday, principal council planner David Wong said the council’s plans & places department intended to review that part of the area plan while the Government group develops a delivery strategy.
The programme also includes identifying supporting actions for infrastructure & community services required to ensure the broader objective of providing quality homes & resilient communities.
Rezoning to support better integrated land use & transport outcomes will also be part of the programme.
The review will include engagement with all mana whenua groups with an interest & kaitiakitanga obligations in this area, and other Maori.
The national policy statement on urban development capacity directs local authorities to provide development capacity in their resource management plans to meet demand for housing & business space.
The area plan review is proposed to take 15 months, starting in August and running through to adoption at the end of 2020:
August 2019-January 2020: Review existing relevant information
February: First community consultation period
March-May: Review feedback and, if needed, prepare draft area plan update
June-August: Second community consultation period on the approved area plan draft
September-October: Review feedback & plan amendments
November-December: Prepare & adopt final area plan update
Mr Wong said in his report: “The review of the area plan could identify different land use opportunities, improvements to business centres, key infrastructure needs and opportunities to enhance landscape & heritage features. However, the area plan is a non-statutory planning document and cannot set rules for controlling development or directly approve the funding of projects.”
What does the BDeep logo represent?
I’ve been working for some time on how to refocus content on The Bob Dey Property Report, and BDeep – the accumulation of deeper content on areas & sectors over time – is central to that.
You will see 3 BDeep stories posted today, on Glenfield, Mangere and this one on Mt Roskill.
In themselves, they are not earth-shattering. Their role is to present a piece of a gradually developing jigsaw, which you will be able to access via the regular sector & neighbourhood categories of this website, or by clicking through to BDeep stories via the BDeep & the Quick tab at the top of the page.
Over time, you will be able to refer to these lists of items to:
- gauge plans for an area and, in time, how those plans are working out
- see development proposals
- examine wider pictures showing access – transport, costs, and
- see how sectors fit together to form communities – or if that isn’t happening.
Today’s BDeep pieces are derived from council local board agendas and refer to work already underway. The Mangere & Mt Roskill reports follow work on upgrading Housing NZ stock in those 2 suburbs, and also the start of a transition for industrial land in Mt Roskill long occupied by Foodstuffs and sold last year to the Goodman Property Trust.
Mangere-Otahuhu Local Board, Wednesday 17 July at 5pm, local board office, Mangere town centre, 93 Bader Drive, shop 17B:
17, Reviewing the Mangere-Otahuhu area plan for a part of the Mangere area
Mangere redevelopment area identified by the urban development group
Ministry of Housing & Urban Development
National policy statement on urban development capacity
Attribution: Local board agenda, Ministry of Housing & Urban Development.