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

 

Tauriko West Urban Limit notified

For immediate release Tuesday 22 May 2018

People can have their say on a proposed change to the Bay of Plenty Regional Policy Statement to amend the urban limits to include land at Tauriko West to support demand for new housing.

The Tauriko land proposed for development, between State Highway 29 and the Wairoa River, is currently zoned rural in the Western Bay of Plenty District Plan and Tauranga City Plan and is outside the urban limits of the Bay of Plenty Regional Policy Statement. The first step in the planning process is to include Tauriko West within the urban limits line.

Bay of Plenty Regional Council Chair Doug Leeder said the proposed change, if approved by the Minister, will then allow for rezoning of the land from rural to residential through the Tauranga City Plan.

“The Tauranga urban limit boundary needs to be shifted, and then the Tauriko West land rezoned to residential, before it can be opened up for development. Bringing the area under the Tauranga City umbrella will allow the new development to be well serviced and integrated with existing infrastructure, transport and community facility networks,” Chairman Leeder said.

Proposed Change 4 is the first Regional Policy Statement change in the country to follow the Streamlined Planning Process (SPP) under the Resource Management Act. This process was approved in February 2018 by the Minster for the Environment David Parker.

The proposal is open for submissions from 22 May 2018 to 4 July 2018. Once submissions close a hearing will be held and the Minister will make the final decision on whether to amend the urban limit to include Tauriko West. The Minister’s Direction requires the SPP to be completed no later than 28 September 2018. His decision is not able to be appealed to the Environment Court.

To find out more about the change and how to make a submission, people should visit the Regional Council’s website www.boprc.govt.nz/change4

ENDS


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Joseph Cederwall: On Why the News Crisis Gives Us Hope

The News Is Dead, Long Live The News!

Scoop has exciting plans ahead for 2018 and beyond. The news media industry is coming to a critical juncture point. The increasing dominance of the digital platform monopoly giants and new developments such as Artificial Intelligence are contributing to disrupt the industry, render old ad-based models unviable and reshape the way we consume news. However, in all this crisis we see opportunity to create a new, more resilient and more decentralised future for independent news media.

There are encouraging signs globally that the crisis in trust facing the media is breathing new life and impetus into the challenge of ensuring a future with serious independent news coverage - i.e. news of real ‘public interest’ and quality investigative journalism in support of robust debate and a thriving democracy. More>>

 

DHB Offer Rejected: NZNO Seeking Urgent Mediation

The latest revised DHB MECA offer has been strongly rejected by NZNO members. However, Industrial Services Manager Cee Payne says that as nursing and midwifery is an essential service, mediation or facilitation will begin with urgency. More>>

ALSO:

Building Bridges: National's Climate Commission Support Welcomed

Generation Zero welcomes the recent announcement by Opposition Leader Simon Bridges that he wants to take the politics out of climate change and work with other Parties to create an Independent Climate Change Commission. More>>

ALSO:

PSA Win: Living Wage For Core Public Service Employees

PSA members in the public service have secured a big victory - with all employees winning the right to be paid at least a Living Wage. State Services Minister Chris Hipkins says there will be a one-off adjustment in pay from 1 September, with all employees receiving an hourly rate of $20.55 ($42,744 per annum). More>>

ALSO:

Tourist Tax: International Visitor Levy Consultation Opens

Plans to ease the cost burden on communities and ratepayers for tourism-related infrastructure through a proposed a levy on international visitors have been announced by Minister of Tourism Kelvin Davis today. More>>

ALSO:

Gordon Campbell: On The Waikeria Prison Decision

The hard part is yet to come. When and how does the government propose to change the laws and regulations to do with bail and parole, both of which remain key drivers of New Zealand’s bizarrely high – and economically unaffordable – rates of imprisonment? More>>

ALSO:

 
 
 
 
 

LATEST HEADLINES

  • PARLIAMENT
  • POLITICS
  • REGIONAL
 
 

Featured InfoPages