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Fitzroy's fate decided by independent commissioner

Fitzroy's fate decided by independent commissioner

An independent commissioner has granted consent to Golden City Developments Ltd for demolition and construction on the site of the former Fitzroy Hotel, 75-77 Wakefield Street.

A summary of reasons given by the commissioner, Mr Allan Dormer, for granting the consent follows: in terms of the requirements of the Resource Management Act and subject to the recommended conditions of consent, any actual or potential adverse effects have been minimised the proposal is in accordance with relevant national and regional policy statement and objectives of the Operative Plan and the Proposed Plan although the Fitzroy Hotel is the subject of a Proposed Variation to the Plan, the demolition of the building retains its former status as a restricted controlled activity.

Therefore, in accordance with the Resource Management Act, the demolition cannot be declined consent other issues including the duration of the consent, the payment of financial contributions, correspondence from nearby landowners, heritage matters and monitoring have also been considered in the determination of this application.

There are a number of conditions that the developer must adhere to in order to comply with the resource consent which include: the taking of a full photographic record of all exterior and original interior heritage spaces prior to works commencing on the site.

This is to be displayed in the entry foyer of the new apartment building to the satisfaction and approval of council the payment of a reserve financial contribution prior to the start of any building development the payment of a consent compliance monitoring charge to recover actual and reasonable costs incurred when ensuring compliance with the conditions attached to the consent prior to any works commencing the developer must submit to council an extensive traffic management plan and a demolition and construction management plan that must be adhered to details of exterior materials, colours and finishes to be used are to be submitted to council for approval prior to the lodgement of a building consent application no single unit title of less than 30m2 will be permitted prior to the lodgement of a building consent application, a copy of a waste management plan should be lodged with council the consent expires two years from the date of commencement

Mr Dormer’s decision is made under powers delegated to him by Auckland City’s Regulatory and Fixtures Subcommittee.

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