PAUP now ‘operative in part’
The Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan became ‘Operative in part’ on Tuesday, 15 November 2016.
Pursuant to section 160 of the Local Government (Auckland Transitional Provisions) Act 2010 (LGATPA) and clause 20 of Schedule 1 of the Resource Management Act 1991 (RMA), the Auckland Council has given notice that the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan is ‘Operative in Part’.
The Auckland Unitary Plan Operative in part is the first combined plan for the Auckland region and is made up of a Regional Policy Statement, Regional Plan (including a Regional Coastal Plan) and a District Plan.
The Auckland Unitary Plan Operative in part has been annotated to identify those provisions of the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan which are excluded from operative approval under section 160 of the LGATPA and clause 20 of Schedule 1 of the RMA, namely:
- Those provisions that remain subject to Environment Court and High Court appeals under the LGATPA; and
- The Regional Coastal Plan component of the Proposed Auckland Unitary Plan (due to the separate requirement for the Minister of Conservation’s approval of that part of the Plan under section 152(3)(b) of the LGATPA and clause 18(3) of Schedule 1 of the RMA).
Note also that the Auckland District Plan: Hauraki Gulf Islands Section continues to apply in full to the Hauraki Gulf Islands.
Where to view the Auckland Unitary Plan (Operative in Part)
The Auckland Unitary Plan Operative in part can be viewed free of charge online.
Online access to the Auckland Unitary Plan Operative in part is available at all Auckland Council libraries.
Any questions about the Auckland Unitary Plan Operative in Part should be directed to the Auckland Council Unitary Plan team on 09 3010101 or by email the Unitary Plan team: firstname.lastname@example.org.