Gordon Campbell | Parliament TV | Parliament Today | Video | Questions Of the Day | Search


Board of Inquiry to consider Ruakura Development Plan Change

Hon Amy Adams

Minister for the Environment

30 August 2013

Board of Inquiry to consider Ruakura Development Plan Change request

Environment Minister Amy Adams has today announced that the Ruakura Development Plan Change request will be directed to an independent Board of Inquiry.

Tainui Group Holdings Limited and Chedworth Properties Limited have requested the plan change in relation to the operative Hamilton City District Plan: Waikato Section.

The plan change is for new planning policies and rules to enable mixed-use development at Ruakura near Hamilton. This includes an inland port, industrial activities, commercial uses, medium-density housing and an integrated network of green space.

Ms Adams accepted the Environmental Protection Authority’s recommendation that the plan change is part of a proposal of national significance and has referred the request to a Board of Inquiry for a decision.

The plan change request was nationally significant as part of Tainui Group Holdings and Chedworth Properties master development proposal for Ruakura over the next 30 to 50 years.

The Board must deliver its decision within nine months but it must first decide whether to accept the plan change request for processing.

“The board of inquiry process will give people directly affected by the proposal an opportunity to have their say,” Ms Adams says.

A Board will be appointed in due course to consider the plan change request.

The Board runs its own process and makes its decision independently of the Environmental Protection Authority and the Minister.


© Scoop Media

Parliament Headlines | Politics Headlines | Regional Headlines

Gordon Campbell: On Whether We Should Be Betting Quite So Heavily On Astra Zeneca’s Covid Vaccine

According to this week’s Speech from the Throne, maintaining public safety during the pandemic will remain the government’s top priority. Next year will (hopefully) bring the rolling out of a free vaccination against Covid-19 to New Zealander. Currently, there are three possible vaccine contenders but the effectiveness of the vaccine will be only one of the factors determining which vaccine will pre-dominate. On the basis of the cost per dose, and the ease of manufacture, storage and distribution, the Astra Zeneca/Oxford University vaccine will almost certainly be the prime choice for New Zealand, at least initially... More>>


New Zealand Government: Speech From The Throne

It is my privilege to exercise the prerogative of Her Majesty the Queen and open the 53rd Parliament.
In the October election, New Zealanders elected a majority Government for the first time under our Mixed Member Proportional electoral system... 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>>


New Zealand Government: To Declare A Climate Emergency

The Government will declare a climate emergency next week, Climate Change Minister James Shaw said today. “We are in the midst of a climate crisis that will impact on nearly every aspect of our lives and the type of planet our children will inherit ... 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>>





InfoPages News Channels