This consent is not open for submissions.
Resource consent for the development was granted in October 2019. In November 2020, Wellington City Council (WCC) adopted the Key Commercial Terms for the proposed sale and lease of WCC-owned land at Shelly Bay. For more info, visit the WCC website.
The original consent application was withdrawn, but a new application was lodged on 9 September 2021. On 1 October we requested more information, and a copy of the letter is available here.
This page will be updated when new information is available.
The application documents are available on the right-hand side of this page.
Further information is needed, and the application has been put on hold. Once we’re satisfied that we have all the information we need, we’ll look at the effects that we can consider under the Resource Management Act (RMA) 1991. We’ll then decide how it will be processed:
Please note that decision-making processes regarding resource consents are set out in s95 of the Resource Management Act 1991. For a guide on this process, please see the Quality Planning website.
A notification decision on the consent has not been made yet. Heightened public interest or opposition to an application does not solely determine whether a consent application is notified. Decisions regarding notification are not subject to political direction or influence.
We’ve been alerted to several concerns, which we’ve summarised below. There are different responsibilities under the RMA, and we’ve listed which council is responsible for each.
|Issue||Possible effects and mitigation||Who's responsible for monitoring it?|
|Earthworks||Discharges from earthworks, including sediment laden stormwater, may need to be managed onsite by implementing best practice erosion and sediment control. A new application is likely to need to be reviewed by external erosion and sediment control experts on our behalf.||Greater Wellington|
|Stormwater discharge||Water Sensitive Urban Design measures in the design could ensure stormwater discharging into Evans Bay is of acceptable quality. The application will need to be reviewed by a stormwater consultant.||Greater Wellington|
|Seawall and coastal works||We have not received a consent application for seawall works, or works in the coastal marine environment. If consent is required and applied for, we’ll consider the design of the structures guided by the policy direction under the Proposed Natural Resources Plan.||Greater Wellington|
|Little Blue Penguins||Effects on Little Blue Penguins will be considered as part of the consenting process. If consents are issued, we’ll include conditions to ensure effects on penguins are avoided.||Greater Wellington|
|Hutt Valley Aquifer||Works are unlikely to affect the aquifer in any capacity.||Greater Wellington|
|Road widening||We anticipate that there will not be a proposal to widen Shelly Bay road into the Coastal Marine Area.||Wellington City Council|
|Vehicle movements during and after construction||Not within the scope of an application with Greater Wellington. Traffic safety is considered by WCC.||Wellington City Council|
|Wastewater overflows||We are not consenting wastewater overflows into the coastal marine area. The capacity of the wastewater infrastructure was assessed when WCC granted consent for the masterplan development. Please refer to section 51 - 70.||Wellington City Council|
|Risk of sea level rise||Sea level rise considerations are limited to the activities we are consenting. Sea level rise associated effects were assessed when WCC granted consent for the masterplan development. You can see this in the decision document (refer to section 137 – 140).||Wellington City Council|
For more information on our consenting process visit our resource consent pages.
If you have a specific question about this consent, please email Nick.Pearson@gw.govt.nz
For information on the WCC consenting process for this development, visit the WCC website.