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Overseas Passenger Terminal report released

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8 February 2008

Overseas Passenger Terminal report released

Greater Wellington Regional Council today released the officer’s report on the proposed Overseas Passenger Terminal redevelopment, which has recommended to the hearing committee that the proposal be declined.

The recommendation for the decline is due to effects on the historic heritage of Clyde Quay Wharf and on existing users and surrounding activities during the construction period. There were also issues around the effects of the proposed building on wind speeds, traffic management, views and construction-related effects such as noise dust, vibration and the release of sediment into the harbour.

”We understand that the applicant will be addressing these issues at the hearing and we expect that they are resolvable,” Greater Wellington Environmental Regulation manager Al Cross said.

He said the officer’s report was not a decision but rather a recommendation to the hearing committee, which would meet to consider the proposal from 18 February. The committee will consider evidence provided at the hearing by the applicant and its experts, and submitters.

The proposal involves redeveloping the existing building into an apartment complex with a mezzanine and four levels above wharf level and one level below for parking, with a maximum height of approximately 21.4 metres. The wharf would retain its existing footprint, with the exception of a low-level jetty extension at the north end, however the footprint of the building on the wharf would increase.

Greater Wellington is handling the proposed development because the site is in the coastal marine area which has regional council jurisdiction under the Resource Management Act. The council received 206 submissions on the proposal, 131 in favour, 69 opposed and six neutral.

The hearing committee comprises GW Councillors Sally Baber (Chair), Prue Lamason and an independent commissioner.


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