Local Govt | National News Video | Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Search


V8 street race consent declined

23 November 2004

V8 street race consent declined

The resource consent for the V8 supercar street race in Auckland has been declined.

The decision of the three independent planning commissioners was received this morning by City Planning and subsequently delivered to the applicants, event management company IMG and the Auckland City Council.

The commissioners (D McGregor, chair, G G Macfarlane, and R S Gee) acted for Auckland City Council in its regulatory function. As a result, their decision becomes the decision of the council. The council will not appeal to the Environment Court.

Appeals to the Environment Court by any other party with legitimate grounds can be made within 15 working days of receiving the decision.

The applicants sought consent to run the event each year for at least seven years from April 2006.

The commissioners declined the application citing their concerns over whether traffic could be suppressed sufficiently, noise and amenity effects. The commissioners presided over six days of hearings in July and August and three in November.

A full copy of their decision is attached.

Auckland City’s Mayor, Dick Hubbard, said today the consent application was one of the most in-depth pieces of professional work ever carried out by the city for a temporary event. Some 393 had made submissions to the commissioners, 248 (63 per cent) of these in favour of the event.

“However, the work obviously hasn’t overcome all the doubts raised with the commissioners. We must accept that,” Mr Hubbard said. “We must also ensure that this decision doesn’t stop Auckland bidding in future for such outstanding international events. They are rare. We are right as a city and a region to try to secure them when the opportunity comes along. We’ve learned a lot from this process. The very fact that we tried tells the events industry world wide that the city is as serious as they are.“ Mr Hubbard said the applicants had employed some of New Zealand’s best traffic engineers and the world’s best V8 track designers to work on the project.

“I thank them for the massive effort they have put in.”


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines


Wellington: Predator Free Capital Plan

Wellington City Council (WCC), the Greater Wellington Regional Council (GWRC) and NEXT Foundation, today announced a joint collaboration to make Wellington the first Predator Free capital city in the world. More>>


Gordon Campbell: On Judith Collins’ Efforts At Self Correction

Thousands of prisoners currently in prison may be entitled to an earlier release than expected – and compensation – because Corrections has incorrectly calculated their term of imprisonment. Unless of course, the government buries its mistakes by changing the law and retro-actively getting itself off the hook… More>>


More Justice & Corrections

Sector Opposes Bill: Local Government Bill Timeframe Extended

The Minister of Local Government Peseta Sam Lotu-Iiga has asked the Select Committee to extend the report back date for the Local Government Act 2002 Amendment Bill (No 2). More>>


Breed Laws Don’t Work: Vets On New National Dog Control Plan

It is pleasing therefore to see Louise Upston Associate Minister for Local Government calling for a comprehensive solution... However, relying on breed specific laws to manage dog aggression will not work. More>>


Not Waiting On Select Committee: Green Party Releases Medically-Assisted Dying Policy

“Adults with a terminal illness should have the right to choose a medically assisted death,” Green Party health spokesperson Kevin Hague said. “The Green Party does not support extending assisted dying to people who aren't terminally ill because we can’t be confident that this won't further marginalise the lives of people with disabilities." More>>


General Election Review: Changes To Electoral Act Introduced

More effective systems in polling places and earlier counting of advanced votes are on their way through proposed changes to our electoral laws, Justice Minister Amy Adams says. More>>

Get More From Scoop



Search Scoop  
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news