Published 15 April 2018
Auckland Council property arm Panuku Development Auckland lodged a new resource consent application on Friday to develop the infrastructure to host the 2021 America’s Cup yachting contest.
The new application followed approval from the council’s governing body for the revised Wynyard Hobson proposal after agreement was reached between the council, the Government & Emirates Team NZ.
Under the Wynyard Hobson proposal, up to 5 bases will be created on the eastern side of Wynyard Point, Hobson Wharf will be extended by 74m to accommodate one double base extension, and the cup defender, Emirates Team NZ, will use the Viaduct Events Centre on Halsey Wharf as its base.
The resource consent application will be posted on the Auckland Council website this Monday, 16 April, and will be publicly notified for a period of public submissions, expected to be from 30 April-28 May.
The application will remain as a direct referral to the Environment Court, with a decision expected from the court in October.
The council will make a further application to relocate SeaLink & the commercial fishing fleet once on-going investigations on alternative location options are completed.
4 April 2018: More consents plus Sealink & fishing fleet relocation needed as America’s Cup agreement reached
Attribution: Council release.