Auckland Draft Unitary Plan
Auckland Draft Unitary Plan - Heritage Provisions
The Plan has now been notified - the following has been left as a relict for the meantime.
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In March 2013 Auckland Council published a draft plan. This plan will replace the existing plans produced by the bodies that preceded the Auckland Council. It will be the central planning document for the operation of the RMA in Auckland.
This page is a temporary page to illustrate the archaeological heritage aspects of the draft plan and to enable debate on the changes proposed.
Printed versions of the plan are rare (and very expensive) - It is described as a e-plan and realistically that is the only way to look at it.
Advice is to try to get it on two screens alongside each other - one for the maps and one for the text
The introductory page is here: http://unitaryplan.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/pages/xc.enquire/default.aspx
The text is here: http://unitaryplan.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/pages/plan/Book.aspx
The plans are here: http://acmaps.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/unitaryplan/FlexViewer/index.html
The document is a consultation draft. After consultation it will be revised and formally notified for submissions in September 2013. The best opportunity for revisions may well be in the consultation stage.
The consultation opportunities are listed here: http://www.aucklandcouncil.govt.nz/EN/planspoliciesprojects/plansstrategies/unitaryplan/Pages/home.aspx
The process after September is still subject to a Bill before Parliament.
"Assuming that the provisions relating to the Unitary Plan process remain unchanged, the hearing will be held by Independent Commissioners appointed by the Minister for the Environment. The only grounds to appeal the decision on the Unitary Plan will be on points of law to the High Court, unless the Auckland Council rejects the hearing panel’s recommendation, in which case parties will be able to appeal those parts of the decision to the Environment Court." Source
Overarching National Plans
Some national policy statements exist at a higher level:
New Zealand Coastal Policy Statement 2010 http://www.doc.govt.nz/publications/conservation/marine-and-coastal/new-zealand-coastal-policy-statement/new-zealand-coastal-policy-statement-2010/
The National Policy Statement for Freshwater Management 2011 http://www.mfe.govt.nz/rma/central/nps/freshwater-management.html
Sections of the Hauraki Gulf Marine Park Act 2000 http://www.legislation.govt.nz/act/public/2000/0001/latest/DLM52558.html have the status of a National Policy Statement. The Hauraki Gulf Act has coverage beyond the Council area as well.
There are also NPSs for electricity transmission and renewable electricity generation. See http://www.mfe.govt.nz/rma/central/nps/
Plans to be Superseded
The plans that will be superseded include;
The Unitary Plan replaces the following legacy council RMA documents:
|Auckland Regional Policy Statement||http://www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/council/documents/
|Chapter 6||See index here|
|Auckland Regional Plan: Air, Land, Water||http://www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/council/documents/
|No specific chapter.
See Chapter 2 Values, 2.2.4 Policies
|See index here - the maps do not appear to be heritage specific|
|Auckland Regional Plan: Dairy Farm Discharges||http://www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/council/documents/
|There are only general references to cultural heritage.||-|
|Auckland Regional Plan: Coastal||http://www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/council/documents/
|See Chapter 8 Cultural Heritage and Schedules 1 and 2||See
The scheduled sites are marked on maps
|Auckland Regional Plan: Sediment Control||http://www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/council/documents/
|The plan does not appear to be heritage sensitive.|
|Auckland City District Plan – Central area section||Index here (with chapter links)||Part 10 Heritage||http://www.aucklandcity.govt.nz/council/documents/
Sites are marked.
|Auckland City District Plan – Isthmus section||Index here (with chapter links)||Part 5 Heritage||See
Sites are marked on the series 2 maps.r
|Franklin District Plan||Index here (with chapter links)||Part
8 Cultural Heritage
Maps to Part 8 (Seem to be all trees)
|Manukau City District Plan||Index here (with chapter links)||Chapter
Sites are scheduled 6F and 6G
Scheduled sites are marked
|North Shore City District Plan||Index here (with chapter links)||Part
11 Cultural Heritage
Schedule 11B has archaeological sites
Scheduled sites are marked
|Rodney District Plan||Index here (with chapter links)||Chapter
17 Cultural Heritage
Appendicied 17D- V cover sites
|Papakura District Plan||Index here (with chapter links)||Part
7 Heritage Management
No sites are scheduled
|Waitākere City District Plan||Index here (with chapter links)||Heritage
Heritage Appendix (Sites schedule)
Note the above may not include plan changes that have not been consolidated into the plan or that are in progress.
The Unitary Plan does not replace the Auckland Council District Plan (Hauraki Gulf Islands section), which will remain operative. The following plans will continue to apply to the Hauraki Gulf Islands until a plan change is made to incorporate the Hauraki Gulf Islands section of the Auckland Council District Plan into the Unitary Plan: Auckland Council District Plan (Hauraki Gulf Islands Section), Auckland Council Regional Plan (Air, Land and Water), Auckland Council Regional Plan (Sediment Control), Auckland Council Regional Plan (Farm Dairy Discharges).
Auckland Council District Plan (Hauraki Gulf Islands section) Operative 1996.
|Auckland Council District Plan (Hauraki Gulf Islands section)