Auckland Council’s planning committee will consider a proposal tomorrow to rezone open space, primarily arising from land exchanges under the Tamaki regeneration project and under Panuku Development Auckland’s land disposal & rationalisation process.
At Tamaki, changes are proposed to the 3 reserves in the regeneration area.
Planning team leader Tony Reidy says in his report to the committee the rationale is that many of Tamaki’s parks are poorly located with respect to the built environment around them.
“For example, many parks are located behind private residential properties. These parks generally have little street frontage, small alleyway-type entrances and are bounded by high solid fences.
“The shape & topography of much of the open space restricts its usefulness for recreation activities. Many of the parks consist of sloping ground, are fragmented by creeks and are of narrow, linear shape. Many open spaces also serve a drainage function and, as a result, become boggy during wet periods, reducing access & useable space.
“There is generally an unco-ordinated approach to the provision of amenities such as playgrounds & walkways within Tamaki. The varying quality of existing assets, missing sections of path network and poor surveillance of many parks greatly reduces the recreational potential of Tamaki’s uniquely connected network of open spaces.”
Planning committee agenda, 7 August
9, Auckland unitary plan (operative in part) – proposed open space plan change Recommendation
Proposed open space plan change maps [published separately]
Proposed open space plan change section 32 evaluation report [published separately]
Panuku land disposal & rationalisation process
Open space zoning guidelines
10, Request to make operative private plan change 9 to the Auckland unitary plan (operative in part)
Attribution: Council committee agenda.