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


Hauraki Gulf islands District Plan review

4 February 2005

Hauraki Gulf islands District Plan review process underway

Initial consultation for the review of the Hauraki Gulf islands section of the District Plan is due to start within the next two months.

The Environment, Heritage and Urban Form Committee today endorsed the process and timeline proposed by Auckland City planning officers. A working party will be set up including representatives from the committee and community boards to guide and assist staff in developing the draft plan.

The review of the plan involves consulting with the community before notification of the proposed district plan to obtain feedback on the issues that the community consider that the plan should address.

Although this formal consultation phase is due to commence in April, staff will be seeking informal comment from interest groups and key stakeholders over the next few months.

“The current Hauraki Gulf islands section of the District Plan was developed over 10 years ago,” says Environment, Heritage and Urban Form Committee chair, Councillor Christine Caughey.

“The islands have changed considerably over that time, and this review which is required under the Resource Management Act, needs to take into account how things may change over the life of the plan which could potentially be until 2020.

“This is the islanders’ plan, and we want their feelings and aspirations to be reflected as much as possible in the plan content,” says Councillor Caughey. “Auckland City staff and councillors will be facilitating community participation in the plan review process and members of the community will be invited to attend development workshops.

“We appreciate that reviewing a district plan is a complex and lengthy process. Auckland City will walk community members through the plan review process and involve the community throughout the consultation,” she says.

The Environment, Heritage and Urban Form Committee are hoping to complete the review of the district plan during this term of council.

Information about the initial consultation timeline and how to be involved is available on the Auckland City website, www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/hgidistrictplan


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Scoop 3.0: How You Can Help Scoop’s Evolution

Entering into its third decade of operation, the Scoop news ecosystem is set to undergo another phase of transformation and evolution.

We have big plans for 2018 as we look to expand our public interest journalism coverage, upgrade our publishing infrastructure and offer even more valuable business tools to commercial users of Scoop. More>>


Speaking Of Transport: Public Engagement On Wellington Scenarios

“Our work on possible solutions for Wellington’s transport future is ongoing, but has progressed to the stage where we’re ready to share our ideas with the public and seek their feedback to help guide our next steps...” More>>


Parental Leave: National's Time-Sharing Change Fails

National has proposed a change to the Parental Leave and Employment Protection Amendment Bill that would allow both parents to take paid parental leave at the same time, if that is what suits them best. More>>


Train Free Thursday: Workers Strike To Defend Terms Of Employment

"They signed up to these conditions a year ago when they got the contract for Wellington's rail services. Now they're trying to increase profits by squeezing frontline workers." More>>


Seclusion: Ombudsman Emphasises Importance Of Monitoring

Disability Rights Commissioner Paula Tesoriero says that while there have been changes to the Education (Update) Amendment Act 2017 to prohibit the use of seclusion, the report is an important reminder of the importance of regular monitoring of schools. More>>


United Future History: "All Good Things Must End"

'We’re extremely proud of what we’ve achieved over the past 15 years, working alongside the government of the day, both National and Labour.' Mr Light told members on Monday. More>>

Gordon Campbell: On The TPP Outcome, And The Hobbit Law

Somehow the Trans Pacific Partnership trade deal has come lurching back from the dead – and as predicted in this column last week, the member countries gathered in Vietnam have announced a deal in broad principle, shunted aside until a later date the stuff on which they don’t agree, and declared victory. More>>

Agreeing To Differ: Greens Maintain Opposition To TPPA
“The Green Party has long opposed the TPPA. The new proposed deal, which came out of the weekend’s talks, still contains key ISDS concessions to corporations that put our democracy at risk, so our position remains the same,” said Green Party trade spokesperson Golriz Ghahraman. More>>


Monitoring Report: A New Chapter For Children’s Rights In New Zealand?

The Children’s Commissioner is calling on the country to embrace children’s rights to ensure their overall well-being. More>>





Featured InfoPages

Opening the Election