Auckland Council has delayed finalising its Silverdale West Dairy Flat industrial area structure plan while it investigates prospects for the earlier provision of infrastructure & its funding.
The structure plan was to have been included in the council planning committee’s agenda tomorrow – already extremely long.
Council north, west & islands planning manager Warren Maclennan said today that, because of the further investigations plus the local body elections to be held on Saturday 12 October, “it will not be possible to report a final structure plan to a council committee until early next year.
“Since the draft structure plan was released, an opportunity has arisen more quickly than expected to combine the delivery of water & wastewater with the construction of the new Argent Lane road extension.”
This extends works from Milldale to Pine Valley Rd across a new bridge over the Weiti River: “The advantage of this approach would be that infrastructure services could be available earlier, and possibly more economically, than previously envisaged.”
Mr Maclennan said current investigations could result in different servicing options from those currently outlined in the draft structure plan released in March.
The council will shortly release a summary of the feedback that it received on the draft structure plan.
Attribution: Council release.