Public Notice Plan Change 120 - Kamo Walkability Environment

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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
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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.