District Plan Is A Living Document
Auckland City Council’s District Plan Is A Living Document
Volcanic sightlines, floodprone areas and amenity for residential development in business zones are among issues currently being considered as part of an ongoing review of Auckland City Council’s Isthmus District Plan.
Planning and Regulatory Committee chairperson Councillor Juliet Yates says the council regards the plan as a living document which needs to be subjected to ongoing scrutiny in order to remain current and reflect the changing needs and diversity of the city.
“The Resource Management Act requires a review once every 10 years, but we are determined to keep the plan updated by constantly monitoring its performance and making changes where circumstances require it,” she said.
“We are prepared to make alterations where people have shown us that unexpected changes can occur as a result of some of the rules we have in place.”
Councillor Yates says the council has notified a number of plan changes and is always working on the document to keep it current.
Current priority topics for review include earthworks and excavations, financial contributions, non-permanent accommodation/innovative housing and stormwater and catchment management.
Healthcare, childcare, the use of floodlights for practices, pedestrian and cycle ways and zoning issues related to certain roads and streets, such as Residential One zoning in St Mary’s Road, are other areas for review in the future as resources become available.