w ww.w dc.govt.nz Whangarei District Council gives notice that it has prepared the following proposed plan change to the Whangarei District Plan: Plan Change 120 – Kamo Walkability Environment (KWE): Seeks to introduce an „Environment‟ (zone) and three „Precincts‟ to the Operative District Plan and will include objectives for the Environment, objectives, policies and rules for the Precincts, and updated District Plan maps. As part of Council‟s rolling review of the District Plan, those urban areas experiencing the most rapid change have been identified as “change areas”. Kamo is one of these “change areas” and the first to have community consultation through the “Kamo Place Race”. Themes raised in consultation have informed the drafting of the proposed plan change. KWE is generally defined as „the walkable catchment around the Kamo commercial centre and contains a Primary and Secondary Pedestrian Network‟. It comprises areas currently zoned Business 3, Living 1, and Open Space Environments. KWE is made up of three precincts: the Kamo Activity Precinct which is a mixed-use business precinct, and two residential precincts (Kamo Medium Density Living Precinct and Kamo Low Density Living Precinct). The extent and boundaries of the precincts have been determined by current zonings, existing open space, topography, known hazards (particularly mining hazard areas) and recommendations of the 2009 Kamo Structure Plan. Pursuant to Section 86B of the Resource Management Act 1991, Whangarei District Council has resolved that all the rules in Plan Change 120 shall have legal effect only once the proposed plan change becomes operative in accordance with Clause 20 of Schedule 1 to the RMA Act. Public Inspection The proposal may be inspected at: Whangarei District Council Service Centres at Forum North, Rust Avenue, Whangarei; Ruakaka Service Centre, Takutai Place, Ruakaka;; Whangarei Central Library, Rust Avenue, Whangarei; Kamo Library, Kamo Road, Kamo; Onerahi Library, Commins Road, Onerahi; Tikipunga Library, Paramount Parade, Tikipunga; and on Council‟s website at http://www.wdc.govt.nz/PlansPoliciesandBylaws/Plans/DistrictPlan/DistrictPlanChanges/Pa ges/default.aspx Please contact Council‟s Policy and Monitoring Department if you have any questions about the proposal. Submissions Any person may make a submission on the proposal. The submission must be in Form 5 and must state whether or not you wish to be heard on your submission. Copies of this form are available from Whangarei District Council. Your written submission must be sent to: Whangarei District Council Private Bag 9023 WHANGAREI 0148 Attention: Policy and Monitoring Department Fax: (09) 438 7632 or delivered to Whangarei District Council Offices, Forum North, Rust Avenue, Whangarei or emailed to [email protected] Submissions close at 4pm on Tuesday 29 July 2014 Public Participation Process The process for public participation in the consideration of the proposal under the Act is as follows: after the closing date for submissions, Whangarei District Council must prepare a summary of the submissions and this summary must be publicly notified there must be an opportunity to make a further submission in support of, or in opposition to, the submissions already made if a person making a submission asks to be heard in support of his or her submission, a hearing must be held Whangarei District Council must give its decision on the proposal (including its reasons for accepting or rejecting submissions) any person who has made a submission has the right to appeal the decision on the proposal to the Environment Court. This notice is given pursuant to Clause 5 of the First Schedule of the Resource Management Act 1991.
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