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Operative Tauranga City Plan - Plan Change 33

Event date: 20/08/2022 8:00 a.m. - 23/09/2022 5:00 p.m. Export event

Tauranga City Council is notifying proposed Plan Change 33 (Enabling Housing Supply) to the Operative Tauranga City Plan to implement the Intensification Planning Instrument required under the Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply and Other Matters) Amendment Act 2021.

The proposed plan change covers the following:

Plan Change 33 – Enable Housing Supply

  1. Incorporate current Suburban Residential, Wairakei Residential and Large Lot zones into new Medium Density Residential Zone consistent with the National Planning Standards to:
    1. Enable the Medium Density Residential Standards as a permitted activity;
    2. Enable four or more dwellings as a restricted discretionary activity, non-notified.
  2. Rezone Te Papa Peninsula and areas adjacent to commercial centres identified to meet Policy 3 in the National Policy Statement on Urban Development to High Density Residential Zone and combine with the current High Density Residential Zone consistent with the National Planning Standards to:
    1. Enable the Medium Density Residential Standards as a permitted activity;
    2. Introduce height maps to enable greater height adjacent to identified commercial centres to give effect to Policy 3(c) and 3(d) in the National Policy Statement on Urban Development;
    3. Enable four or more storeys as a restricted discretionary activity, non-notified.
  3. Commercial Zone and City Centre Zone provisions amended to:
    1. Introduce on-site amenity and urban design provisions for residential activities;
    2. Introduce height maps to enable greater height in identified commercial centres to give effect to Policy 3(c) and 3(d) in the National Policy Statement on Urban Development.
    3. Enable greater development capacity in the city centre to give effect to Policy 3(a) in the National Policy Statement on Urban Development.
  4. Supporting amendments to:
    1. Chapter 3 – Definitions
    2. Chapter 4 – General Rules
    3. Chapter 12 – Subdivision, Services and Infrastructure
  5.  Rezone parts of Smiths Farm from Rural Residential to Medium Density Residential Zone.

Further Information

Proposed Plan Change 33 to the Tauranga City Plan may be inspected or obtained during office hours at the following locations:

  • Customer Service Centre, 21 Devonport Road, Tauranga
  • Tauranga City Council website: www.tauranga.govt.nz/plan-changes
  • Tauranga libraries (Central, Greerton, Papamoa and Mount Maunganui)

Anyone, or their organisation may make a submission on the proposed plan change by sending a written submission no later than 5.00pm on 23 September 2022 either via the online submission form on Council’s website, via email to city.plan@tauranga.govt.nz or via post addressed to:

Manager: City Planning and Growth 
Tauranga City Council 
Freepost Authority Number 370 
Private Bag 12022 
Tauranga 3143

Submissions should be in the format of Form 5 of the Resource Management (Forms, Fees and Procedure) Regulations 2003. Submission forms are available from Customer Service Centre, libraries and the Council website.

Following the closing date for submissions, public notification will be given of the availability to view a summary of all submissions and where both the summary and full submissions can be inspected.  Further submissions in support of, or in opposition to any submission received will then be able to be made.

The Council will then arrange the hearing of all submissions received and will publicly notify the dates, times and places of the hearing.

Posted: Aug 18, 2022,
Categories: Public Notice, General,

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