This consent is not open for submissions.
The resource consent for the development was granted in October 2019 by Wellington City Council (WCC). In November 2020, 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.
Resource consent application under consideration of Greater Wellington
- The original consent application was withdrawn, but a new application was lodged on 9 September 2021.
- On 1 October we requested more information; read a copy of the letter (PDF 634 KB) .
- More information was received and on 2 November we delegated authority to Christine Foster (Independent Commissioner, CF Consulting Services) to determine if the application should be publicly notified or limited notified.
- On 6 December Independent RMA Commissioner Christine Foster determined that that application can proceed on a non-notified basis.
- On 22 December we issued the decision granting consent to Shelly Bay Taikuru Limited. Read a copy of our officers’ report. (PDF 708 KB)
This page will be updated when new information is available.
- Land use consent for earthworks exceeding 3,000m²;
- Operational discharge of stormwater once the development is complete;
- Stream works (placement of a new intake structure further up the catchment); and
- A water permit for dewatering from potentially contaminated land.
We have completed our assessment under s104 of the Resource Management Act (RMA) 1991. We have found that:
- The adverse effects on the environment can be managed subject to a suite of consent conditions relating to the management of stormwater, erosion and sediment control, contaminated land and little blue penguins; and that
- The proposal, subject to consent conditions, is consistent with the regional and national policy framework for this type of activity.
There are several concerns we've been alerted to, which are summarised below. There are different responsibilities under the RMA, and the council responsible for each is listed beside them.
|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|
The following documents are related to resource consent WGN220066
Shelly Bay Resource Consent Application (WGN220066)
This document is the original resource consent application for WGN220066. Read more here
date_range Published 02 Sep 2021Download now (PDF 1.2 MB) get_app
Further Information Request Letter
This document outlines GWRC's request for further information regarding WGN220066. Read more here
date_range Published 01 Oct 2021Download now (PDF 634 KB) get_app
Appendix 1: GWRC Application Forms
This document is the original completed resource consent application form. Read more here
date_range Published 09 Sep 2021Download now (PDF 1.2 MB) get_app
Appendix 4: Stormwater Discharge Report & Plans
This document is a report of the stormwater design in relation to resource consent WGN220066. Read more here
date_range Published 01 Sep 2021Download now (PDF 26 MB) get_app
Appendix 5: Earthworks & Construction Management Plan
This document outlines the Earthworks Construction Management Plan, which was prepared to accompany the resource consent application (WGN220066) for land disturbance works associated with the development.
The intention of this document… Read more here
date_range Published 01 Sep 2021Download now (PDF 891 KB) get_app
Appendix 6: Ecology Memorandum
This document outlines the investigation and determination to a potential wetland at Shelly Bay. Read more here
date_range Published 13 May 2021Download now (PDF 1.5 MB) get_app
Appendix 8: Masterplan Decision and Conditions
This document provides the decision report in relation to a continuation of a resource consent to redevelop land at Shelly Bay, Wellington.
The Application is principally for multi-unit residential activities with… Read more here
date_range Published 31 Oct 2019Download now (PDF 680 KB) get_app
Appendix 9: Preliminary Site Investigation
This report documents a Preliminary Site Investigation (PSI) undertaken to establish the likely nature and extent of soil contamination at the proposed Shelly Bay residential/commercial development at Shelly Bay, Wellington.
Read more here
date_range Published 15 Feb 2016Download now (PDF 4.2 MB) get_app
Appendix 10: Freshwater Ecology Assessment
This document provides an ecological values and impact assessment of the modification of a culvert inlet at a site in Shelly Bay, Wellington. Read more here
date_range Published 09 Jul 2021Download now (PDF 2.1 MB) get_app
Appendix 11: Coastal Ecology Assessment
This document summarises the ecological environment and values of the coastal environment and discusses the potential ecological effects associated with the discharge of water to the CMA; as part of… Read more here
date_range Published 09 Sep 2021Download now (PDF 807 KB) get_app
Appendix 12: Preliminary Geotechnical Assessment
This document provides multidisciplinary and design consultancy services, as part of the initial technical investigation and high level concept design validation, for a combined residential & commercial development at Shelly Bay… Read more here
date_range Published 19 Jan 2016Download now (PDF 27 MB) get_app
Appendix 13: Contaminated Site Management Plan
This document provides the Contaminated Soil Management Plan (CSMP) that is required in support of resource consents.
This document outlines the management and control measures to be implemented prior to earthworks,… Read more here
date_range Published 07 Sep 2021Download now (PDF 20 MB) get_app
Appendix 14: Sampling and Analysis Plan
This Sampling and Analysis Plan (SAP) has been prepared to address the areas of environmental concern (AEC) identified in previous reports; and to support the Contaminated Site Management Plan (CSMP)… Read more here
date_range Published 03 Sep 2021Download now (PDF 2.2 MB) get_app
Appendix 15: Cultural Impact Assessment
This document provides the Cultural Impact Assessment Report for Shelly Bay/Marukaikuru which assesses the Māori cultural values of Marukaikuru Bay from the perspective of the tangata whenua, namely the iwi… Read more here
date_range Published 01 Sep 2016Download now (PDF 1.1 MB) get_app
This report assesses the application, the potential adverse environmental effects and the relevant planning provisions in accordance with the Resource Management Act 1991; and recommends whether to process the consent with… Read more here
date_range Published 16 Sep 2021Download now (PDF 975 KB) get_app
This document provides the decision for the resource consent number WGN220066, as decided by Christine Foster (Independent Commissioner). Read more here
date_range Published 06 Dec 2021Download now (PDF 365 KB) get_app
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.
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