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

 


Better protection for city under new central plan

19 January 2005

Better protection for city under new central area plan

Auckland City has approved the central area section of the Auckland District Plan in part, following endorsement from the Environment Court.

The plan will come into effect on Wednesday 19 January 2005 and is the culmination of a 16 year planning process undertaken by Auckland City.

“This completes council’s district planning transition from the former Town and Country Planning Act to the Resource Management Act,” says senior planner Dave Sanders.

The central area section is the third and final section of the district plan, following the Hauraki Gulf Islands section, approved in 1996 and the Isthmus section approved in 1999.

Mr Sanders, who has been involved in the development of the central area plan since its original notification in 1997 says, "The plan will deliver resource management objectives for Auckland’s CBD and will provide a strong platform for improving the quality of development in the city.”

The new plan is based on the “precincts” strategy, protecting key character areas within the CBD like Queen St Valley, Karangahape Road, Viaduct Harbour and the university. “The new rules help protect the character and scale of these areas with, for example, building design and appearance controls and building frontage height control restrictions,” says Mr Sanders. “Urban design principles have been applied to the plan, reinforcing the personality and scale of the character areas of the central city.”

Aspects of the city not included in the central area plan at this stage will be the Britomart Precinct, the Western Reclamation and the Victoria Park Market Precinct. These areas are either currently under review or will be reviewed in the near future.

“We look back with a great feeling of achievement after passing this milestone of making the plan operative and finalising Auckland’s District Plan," says Mr Sanders.

ENDS

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

 

Also, Loan Interest: Productivity Commission On Tertiary Education

Key recommendations include better quality control; making it easier for students to transfer between courses; abolishing University Entrance; enabling tertiary institutions to own and control their assets; making it easier for new providers to enter the system; and facilitating more and faster innovation by tertiary education providers... More>>

ALSO:

Higher Payments: Wellington Regional Council Becomes A Living Wage Employer

Councillor Sue Kedgley said she was delighted that the Wellington Regional Council unanimously adopted her motion to become a Living Wage employer, making it the first regional council in New Zealand to do so. More>>

ALSO:

Scoop Images:
Dame Patsy Reddy Sworn In As Governor-General

This morning Dame Patsy Reddy was sworn in as the New Zealand Realm’s 21st Governor-General. The ceremony began with a pōwhiri to welcome Dame Patsy and her husband Sir David Gascoigne to Parliament. More>>

ALSO:

Ruataniwha: DOC, Hawke's Bay Council Developer Take Supreme Court Appeal

The Department of Conservation and Hawke's Bay Regional Investment Company (HBRIC) are appealing to the Supreme Court over a conservation land swap which the Court of Appeal halted. More>>

ALSO:

With NZ's Marama Davidson: Women’s Flotilla Leaves Sicily – Heading For Gaza

Women representing 13 countries spanning five continents began their journey yesterday on Zaytouna-Oliva to the shores of Gaza, which has been under blockade since 2007. On board are a Nobel Peace Laureate, three parliamentarians, a decorated US diplomat, journalists, an Olympic athlete, and a physician. A list of the women with their background can be found here. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The Key Style Of Crisis Management

At Monday’s post Cabinet press conference Key was in his finest wide- eyed “Problem? What problem?” mode. No, there wasn’t really a problem that top MPI officials had been at odds with each other over the meaning of the fisheries policy and how that policy should be pursued... More>>

ALSO:

Mt Roskill: Greens Will Not Stand In Likely Post-Goff By-Election

“The Green Party’s priority is changing the Government in 2017, and as part of that we’ve decided that we won’t stand a candidate in the probable Mt Roskill by-election... This decision shows the Memorandum of Understanding between Labour and the Green Party is working." More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news