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

 


Input Sought on Industrial Activities and Zoning

Input Sought on Industrial Activities and Zoning


Dunedin (Thursday, 17 January) – Where industry should be allowed to operate and the sorts of planning controls that should be placed on it will be up for discussion at a series of Dunedin City Council District Plan workshops in the next few months.

The workshops are being held as part of the ‘issues and options’ consultation phase of a comprehensive review process that will lead to the development of second generation District Plan. The current plan was first introduced in 1995.

DCC City Development Manager Dr Anna Johnson says the council is keen to get stakeholder input in relation to the management of industrial activities, as well as other activities within the industrial zone.

“We are working closely with the Chamber of Commerce who are putting us in touch with their membership who have an interest in industrial matters. We have identified a number of key issues and locations where we think improvements could be made and we would like to discuss these with both businesses and landowners through a series of workshops.

“Some of the issues are general and may be of interest to a range of people, while others are location-specific so may only be of interest to those with property or businesses in these areas.”

Issues to be discussed include whether there is sufficient land available for industrial activities and, if not, where it should be provided. Another is whether light industry should be distinguished from heavy industry and be able to operate in ‘mixed use’ zones, for example in parts of the CBD or in the Warehouse precinct.

“Mixing of a range of activities already occurs in some parts of the industrial zone, and we are keen to hear from people about how these areas should be managed in the future,” says Dr Johnson.

Management of height and reverse sensitivity in the industrial zone are other topics which will be covered.

“As well as getting feedback on these topics we want to hear from people about issues and options which may not have been identified yet.”

The DCC’s website contains more information regarding the review of the District Plan including more details of the issues and options being considered for the industry zone. Please refer to http://www.dunedin.govt.nz/whats-on/2gp.

ends

© Scoop Media

 
 
 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Scoop Business: Auckland Convention Centre Cost Jumps By A Fifth

SkyCity Entertainment Group, the casino and hotel operator, is in talks with the government on how to fund the increased cost of as much as $130 million to build an international convention centre in downtown Auckland, with further gambling concessions ruled out.

The Auckland-based company has increased its estimate to build the centre to between $470 million and $530 million as the construction boom across the country drives up building costs and design changes add to the bill, it said in a statement. The casino operator had previously estimated the centre would cost $402 million, which it had agreed to cover in return for extensions to its Auckland gaming licence.

The company today lodged its application for a resource consent. More>>

 

Parliament Adjourns:

Greens: CAA Airport Door Report Conflicts With Brownlee’s Claims

The heavily redacted report into the incident shows conflicting versions of events as told by Gerry Brownlee and the Christchurch airport security staff. The report disputes Brownlee’s claim that he was allowed through, and states that he instead pushed his way through. More>>

ALSO:

TAIC: Final Report On Grounding Of MV Rena

Factors that directly contributed to the grounding included the crew:
- not following standard good practice for planning and executing the voyage
- not following standard good practice for navigation watchkeeping
- not following standard good practice when taking over control of the ship. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell:
On The Pakistan Schoolchildren Killings

The slaughter of the children in Pakistan is incomprehensibly awful. On the side, it has thrown a spotlight onto something that’s become a pop cultural meme. Fans of the Homeland TV series will be well aware of the collusion between sections of the Pakistan military/security establishment on one hand and sections of the Taliban of the other… More>>

ALSO:

Werewolf Satire:
The Politician’s Song

am a perfect picture of the modern politic-i-an:
I don’t precisely have a plan so much as an ambition;
‘Say what will sound most pleasant to the public’ is my main dictum:
And when in doubt attack someone who already is a victim More>>

ALSO:

Flight: Review Into Phillip Smith’s Escape Submitted To Government

The review follows an earlier operational review by the Department of Corrections and interim measures put in place by the Department shortly after prisoner Smith’s escape, and will inform the Government Inquiry currently underway. More>>

ALSO:

Intelligence: Inspector-General Accepts Apology For Leak Of Report

The Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security, Cheryl Gwyn, has accepted an unreserved apology from Hon Phil Goff MP for disclosing some of the contents of her recent Report into the Release of Information by the NZSIS in July and August 2011 to media prior to its publication. The Inspector-General will not take the matter any further. More>>

ALSO:

Drink: Alcohol Advertising Report Released

The report of the Ministerial Forum on Alcohol Advertising and Sponsorship has been released today, with Ministers noting that further work will be required on the feasibility and impact of the proposals. More>>

ALSO:

Other Report:

Leaked Cabinet Papers: Treasury Calls For Health Cuts

Leaked Cabinet papers that show that Government has been advised to cut the health budget by around $200 million is ringing alarm bells throughout the nursing and midwifery community. More>>

ALSO:

Get More From Scoop

 

LATEST HEADLINES

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Regional
Search Scoop  
 
 
Powered by Vodafone
NZ independent news