Drury Private Plan Change Open to Submissions. Closes October 22

Have your say on a significant Greenfield development

One of Auckland’s largest Greenfield developments has gone out for Submissions as part of a Private Plan Change. I will put the formal Public Notice at the bottom of the post as to the requirements of the Plan Change and how to Submit. Note this is a PRIVATE Plan Change meaning it is lodged by an organisation or member of the public. A PUBLIC Plan Change is a Plan Change lodged by Council itself.

In any case below are the Plan Changes. Each one needs its own submission to count as a submission. Remember you can submit in Support, Opposition or Neutral whether it be in full or part. For example for all but one I am submitting in Support of the PPC but one will have me submitting in Opposition. A summary of the Plan Change can be seen here:

The individual plan changes:

PC 46 (Private): Drury South

PC 48 (Private): Drury Centre Precinct

PC 49 (Private): Drury East Precinct

PC 50 (Private): Waihoehoe Precinct

PC 51 (Private): Drury 2 Precinct

Plan Changes Home Page

The Public Notice (there is one for each individual Plan Change):

Auckland Unitary Plan
Proposed Plan Change 48 (Private): Drury Centre Precinct
Auckland Council has accepted for notification for submissions a private plan change request to the Auckland Unitary Plan (Operative in Part) from Kiwi Property No.2 Ltd under Schedule 1 to the Resource Management Act 1991 (the proposal).

The proposal seeks to rezone 95 hectares of land in Drury East in the area generally bounded by Great South Road, Waihoehoe Road, Fitzgerald Road and the Hingaia Stream, from Future Urban zone to approximately 35 hectares of Business: Metropolitan Centre zone, approximately 51.5 ha
Business: Mixed Use area surrounding the Metropolitan Centre and approximately 8.5ha Open Space: Informal Recreation zone adjoining the Hingaia Stream..

The proposal also introduces a new precinct to the Auckland Unitary Plan (Operative in Part) to manage the future layout of main roads in the precinct; provide for new plazas and open spaces; ensure upgrades to the immediately surrounding road network, add additional amenity-related
standards in the Business: Mixed Use zone, enable additional building height and require planting of riparian margins and management of stormwater from roads and other impervious surfaces.

The proposal is one of five separate private plan change requests that will be publicly notified at the same time for the Drury area. The other private plan change requests are by Oyster Capital Limited, Fulton Hogan Land Development Limited, Karaka and Drury Limited and 520 Great South Road
Limited. Therefore, if you wish to submit on one or more of the requests you must lodge separate submissions for each plan change request or on any part of the request that you wish to
comment on.
The proposal may be viewed at http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/planchanges. If you have any questions about the application, please contact us by email at unitaryplan@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz or call 09 301 01 01.
The following persons may make a submission on the proposal:

  • The local authority in its own area may make a submission; and
  • Any other person may make a submission but, if the person could gain an advantage in trade competition through the submission, then the person may make a submission only if the person is directly affected by an effect of the proposal that –
    • adversely affects the environment; and
    • does not relate to trade competition or the effects of trade competition.
  • You may make a submission by sending a written or electronic submission to Auckland Council at:
  • Auckland Council, Unitary Plan Private Bag 92300, Auckland 1142, Attention: Planning Technician
  • By using the electronic form on the Auckland Council website at
  • By email to: unitaryplan@aucklandcouncil.govt.nz or
  • Lodging your submission in person at Auckland Council, Libraries or offices
  • The submission must be in form 5 and must state whether or not you wish to be heard in relation to your submission. Copies of this form are available to download at http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/planchanges or
    can be collected from any Library or Council office.
    Submissions close on 22 October 2020
    The process for public participation in the consideration of the proposal under the Resource Management
    Act is as follows:
  • after the closing date for submissions, Auckland Council must prepare a summary of decisions requested by submitters and give public notice of the availability of this summary and where the summary and submissions can be inspected; and
  • there must be an opportunity for the following persons to make a further submission in support of, or in opposition to, the submissions already made:
  • any person representing a relevant aspect of the public interest:
  • any person who has an interest in the proposal greater than the interest the general public has:
  • the local authority itself; and
    if a person making a submission asks to be heard in support of his or her submission, a hearing
    must be held; and
  • Auckland Council must give its decision on the provisions and matters raised in the submissions (including its reasons for accepting or rejecting submissions) and give public notice of its decision within 2 years of notifying the proposal and serve it on every person who made a submission at the same time; and
  • any person who has made a submission has the right to appeal the Council’s decision on the proposal to the Environment Court ifo in relation to a provision or matter that is the subject of the appeal, the person referred to the provision or matter in the person’s submission on the proposal; and
  • in the case of a proposal that is a proposed policy statement or plan, the appeal does not seek the withdrawal of the proposal as a whole.
    John Duguid Manager – Plans & Places
    Notification date: 27 August 2020
Proposed Main Street in the proposed Drury Town Centre. Source: Kiwi Property.