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Decisions on Plan Change 33 - Enabling Housing Supply to the Operative Tauranga City Plan

Event date: 19/06/2024 12:00 p.m. - 20/06/2024 5:00 p.m. Export event

Plan Change 33 (Enabling Housing Supply) to the Operative Tauranga City Plan implements the Intensification Planning Instrument required under section 80E of the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA) by incorporating the Medium Density Residential Standards and giving effect to policies 3 and 4 of the National Policy Statement on Urban Development 2020 (with related provisions). 

Council resolved at its meeting on 20 May 2024 to accept all recommendations of the Independent Hearings Panel, except for recommendations relating to height and zoning in the Mount Maunganui North area and height in Area F in the City Centre. The rejected recommendations (together with reasons and alternative recommendations) have been referred to the Minister for the Environment for a final decision under clause 101(2) of Schedule 1 of the RMA. The reasons for rejecting the recommendations and Council’s alternative recommendations are set out in full in the Council’s decision which can be viewed as set out below.

The affected parts of Plan Change 33 as altered by recommendations of the Independent Hearings Panel that have been accepted by Council will become operative in accordance with Clauses 104 and 20 of Schedule 1 of the RMA on 26 June 2024.

Where to view the decisions

The Tauranga City Plan as updated to incorporate the operative provisions of Plan Change 33, the associated Independent Hearings Panel recommendations, and Council’s decision including the two recommendations that have been rejected (with reasons and alternative recommendations) can be viewed at the following:

  • Tauranga City Council’s website: www.tauranga.govt.nz/housingsupply
  • Customer Service Centre, He Puna Manawa, 21 Devonport Road, Tauranga
  • Tauranga libraries (Greerton, Papamoa and Mount Maunganui)
Posted: Jun 19, 2024,
Categories: Public Notice, General,

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