Category: Unitary Plan

Unitary Plan is Working. Also (As a Pleasant Surprise) Urban Development Occurring Around Rapid Transit Network – BUT I HAVE QUESTIONS!

Age of City Building well under way   When the Unitary Plan went live in November 2016 I commented that 2017 onward’s would become The Age of the City. Looking … Continue reading Unitary Plan is Working. Also (As a Pleasant Surprise) Urban Development Occurring Around Rapid Transit Network – BUT I HAVE QUESTIONS!

Are our Metropolitan Centres About to Become Super (Sized) Metropolitan Centres? Minister Explores Relaxing Unitary Plan Rules. Also KiwiBuild

Minister plans to relax Unitary Plan rules Also: KiwiBuild eligibility   Yesterday in a KiwiBuild summit the Transport, Housing and Urban Development Minister (the Minister of THUD) dropped this surprise … Continue reading Are our Metropolitan Centres About to Become Super (Sized) Metropolitan Centres? Minister Explores Relaxing Unitary Plan Rules. Also KiwiBuild

Council States Reason for Consent Requirement for Shooting Club

For Your Information

 

 

From Auckland Council:

Auckland Council rejects shooting club claims 

From Penny Pirrit, Director Regulatory Services:

Auckland Council’s decision that the Auckland Shooting Club’s activities require a discharge consent is based on an assessment of the applicant’s particular circumstances, including the concentration of shooting activities in a specific area over a long time and the risk of contamination from lead discharge.

The decision does not mean that discharge consents are now required for everyday activities such as pest shooting, hunting, camping or painting or washing your house, as stated by the Auckland Shooting Club.

If these activities result in a discharge of contaminants that is not expressly permitted under the Unitary Plan, technically a resource consent is required.  However, these activities are not comparable to the Auckland Shooting Club’s activities and either result in no contaminant discharge or discharge of contaminants at such a minute level that the council would not investigate or take enforcement action.

The council is required to act reasonably and consider the public interest when exercising is enforcement powers.  The public can continue to undertake these sorts of everyday activities without concern that they may face enforcement action from the council.

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