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


Proposed Plan Change C open for submissions

A proposed plan change to rezone a city area to enable more housing is now open for submissions. Currently zoned – Race Training Zone, it is proposed to change the land to the Residential Zone. Proposed Plan Change C, to be known as the Kikiwhenua Residential Area, will enable land development to accommodate approximately 220 homes and will include cultural and recreation areas.

The area of land lies between Te Wanaka Road, Pioneer Highway and the Mangaone Stream. Kikiwhenua Residential Area is Stage 1 of the Kakatangiata (formerly City West) Residential Growth Area.

Fact sheets have been delivered to affected and interested parties, however, anyone is welcome to make a submission.

City Planner David Murphy said the change to the rezoning of the land area would not trigger the need for any significant new infrastructure and recreation areas, but this would be required as the broader Kakatangiata area is developed in the future.

“The Proposed Plan Change also addresses issues regarding stormwater, vegetation, cultural impact and noise sensitivity using objectives, rules and policies specific to Kikiwhenua.”

“The approach taken by Plan Change C is to apply the same objectives, policies and rules from the Whakarongo Residential Area.”

The historical Kikiwhenua meeting house site is proposed to be excluded from the residential development.

Submissions can be made online on the Council’s website (www.pncc.govt.nz/PlanChangeC) or in writing, but they must be lodged before 18 December 2018.

© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On What We Could Do For Hong Kong, If Only We Dared

There has been something repulsive about PM Jacinda Ardern’s assurances that our joint 5 Eyes criticism of China’s actions over Hong Kong – and China’s harsh reaction – are all well understood on both sides. According to Ardern, it has been a case of us saying the sort of things we’ve said before, them acknowledging our need to do so, and then them responding much as we would expect them to do. All neat and tidy. Frankly, if all of this is merely virtue signalling on our part, and huffy declarations of independence on their part, then what’s the point of this diplomatic dance..? More>>


Grant Robertson: Government To Review Housing Settings

New Zealand’s stronger-than-expected economic performance has flowed through to housing demand, so the Government will review housing settings to improve access to the market, the Finance Minister Grant Robertson announced today. “Our focus More>>


Law Commission: Recommends New DNA Laws For Criminal Investigations

Te Aka Matua o te Ture | Law Commission today released a report that recommends a new, comprehensive regime to control how DNA is obtained, used and retained for criminal investigations. The report has revealed significant gaps in the operation ... More>>


National: Leader’s Speech At Annual General Meeting

Good morning delegates. It’s an absolute privilege to be speaking as your leader. I’d like to acknowledge the party president, regional chairs, board members, National Party staff, our MPs, our candidates, and most importantly, you – the delegates, ... More>>


Economy: Crown Accounts Reflect Govt’s Careful Economic Management

The better-than-expected Crown accounts released today show the Government’s careful management of the COVID-19 health crisis was the right approach to support the economy. As expected, the Crown accounts for the year to June 2020 show the operating balance ... More>>


Green Party: Announce Portfolio Reshuffle With Talented And Energised Caucus Team

“The Green Party caucus offers a breadth of talent and energy to the Parliament this term. In ten MPs you have a small business owner, a human rights lawyer, an academic, a climate negotiator, a transport planner, and so much more”, Green Party ... More>>


APEC: New Zealand Ready To Host Virtually

Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern took over the leadership of APEC earlier today, when she joined leaders from the 21 APEC economies virtually for the forum’s final 2020 meeting. “We look forward to hosting a fully virtual APEC 2021 next year. While ... More>>





InfoPages News Channels