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Part 1 of 3.3 & 3.6 booklet

  1. 1. 1. What is planning? • Planning is the orderly sequence of actions that must be followed to achieve a goal. e.g. goal is to reduce travel times from North Shore to CBD • Planning involves identifying and clarifying the planning issues and gathering the appropriate information to enable the final decision to be made. • Planning also includes the monitoring and evaluating of completed projects
  2. 2. So why do we plan? On page 2 of your planning booklet complete the following using the below picture 1. Name 2 conflicting uses of the river 2. Identify two groups who would want an input in to the management of this area? 3. Why would planning be needed at this location
  3. 3. Who plans? The planning organisations in New Zealand. List the organisations who plan on page 3 of your planning booklet
  4. 4. What background information is useful to a planner? Complete the following on page 4 of your planning booklet What does a planner need to know before undertaking a new project? • Public opinion • Future needs of a population • Affected parties • District plan – does it fit? • Resource Management Act • Building/Resource consent needed
  5. 5. The TGS Social Sciences Building • At the bottom of page 4 of your planning booklet list what information what have been needed to being the planning of this new building and where this information might have been found • Consider what parties would be impacted, environmental impacts, where funding was coming from …..
  6. 6. The Resource Management Act 1991 Fill in the gaps on page 5, 6 and 7 using the following slides The decision makers • One of the RMA's underlying principles is that decision-making is best left to those who are directly affected by the results of those decisions. • Where there is some advantage in setting consistent policy at a national level, this role lies with the Minister for the Environment and the Minister of Conservation. • Decisions that directly impact on local communities are made by councils. • Local authorities (councils) are responsible for implementing the bulk of the RMA, and are divided into two tiers (district/city and regional councils) for this purpose.
  7. 7. Under the RMA, territorial authorities are primarily responsible for controlling: • The effects of land use (including hazardous substances, natural hazards and indigenous biodiversity) • Noise • The effects of activities on the surface of lakes and rivers. • Subdivision can also be controlled under RMA, though only to the extent that it forms a method of carrying out the functions specified above. To enable them to carry out these functions, territorial and unitary authorities are charged with preparing district plans, issuing resource consents, taking enforcement action, and monitoring the state of the environment and the effects of their own decisions.
  8. 8. For example….. • If a new factory was proposed, the local district or city council would, under the RMA, be concerned with assessing the effects of the proposal on traffic volumes, its visual impact, and the effects on neighbouring residents, including noise. The regional council would be primarily concerned about the effects of any discharges from the factory on air and water quality
  9. 9. What is resource (land use) consent? • Resource consent is written approval from council to use your land in a way that does not comply with the District Plan or is listed in the District Plan as an activity specifically requiring resource consent. The District Plan is a book of rules for particular activities and developments for North Shore City that we’re required to have under the Resource Management Act (RMA) 1991.
  10. 10. Why do I need resource consent? • The Resource Management Act requires North Shore City Council to have a District Plan. The RMA promotes the sustainable management of natural and physical resources. Generally if you require resource consent it’s because your proposal has the potential to have a negative impact on the environment (which can include people, vegetation, buildings and structures).
  11. 11. Non-notified applications • If under the provisions of the RMA, we don’t need to inform people about your application and you provide complete and correct information and if your activity fits the District Plan for North Shore City
  12. 12. Notified Applications • We need to inform people about your application if the work is likely to have a negative impact on the environment that is more than minor and/or there are parties who will be adversely affected. This involves placing a public notice in newspapers and sending letters to people who are considered to be affected. Notification enables people to support or oppose resource consent applications if they feel strongly about them.
  13. 13. How is a decision made? • Council staff evaluate all resource consent applications and make recommendations on whether the application should be notified and whether the application should be granted. These recommendations are presented to the local Hearing Commissioners to determine whether they agree with the recommendation. Recommendations for certain application types can also be delegated to council officers to make the decision.
  14. 14. The District Plan (pg 6) The District Plan comprises two parts: 1. The planning objectives, policies and rules for activities and development in the city 2. The District Plan maps, which show the location of Activity zones and restrictions applying to sites which need to be identified. The Plan is prepared as an integrated document which should be read as a whole to understand the relationship between different sets of policies relevant to a particular planning application.
  15. 15. Takapuna- Devonport District Plan • This is the district plan for the Takapuna- Devonport ward. • It uses colour to show what can be done where (e.g. industrial, residential, commercial etc.)
  16. 16. How Council Works • Read the information on the following link… • tcouncil/howcouncilworks/auckland_council_ explained/pages/home.aspx
  17. 17. How Council Works • The Auckland Council model of local government helps meet both regional and local needs, and gives Auckland the resources it needs to grow and develop. • Auckland Council has two complementary decision- making parts, the governing body and local boards. • The governing body and the local boards are autonomous and make decisions as Auckland Council within their respective areas of responsibility. • Although they make different types of decisions, it is critical that there is an effective working relationship between the governing body and the local boards.
  18. 18. Governing Body • The governing body consists of the mayor, elected by all Auckland voters, and 20governing body members elected by voters from the ward they represent. • The governing body focuses on the big picture and on region-wide strategic decisions. Local boards • Each of the 21 local boards has between five and nine members, elected by voters from the area they represent. • Local boards represent the communities in their area and make decisions on local issues, activities and facilities.
  19. 19. Auckland Council organisation • The Auckland Council organisation is led by the chief executive. It is comprised of council employees who provide advice to the local boards and governing body and carry out their decisions. Council-controlled organisations • Auckland Council also has Council-Controlled Organisations (CCOs), which look after specific council assets, services or infrastructure. • The CCOs operate separately but are accountable to the governing body, which sets their direction and monitors their performance.
  20. 20. Independent Māori Statutory Board • The role of the Independent Māori Statutory Board (IMSB) is to ensure there is a voice for Māori in the governance of Auckland, and to assist the council with making informed decisions and meeting its statutory obligations in relation to the Treaty of Waitangi. • While the council has existing obligations to engage with Māori and to enable Māori participation in council decision-making, it has additional duties to work with the IMSB. • The IMSB is completely independent of Auckland Council. Advisory panels • Auckland Council is also advised by a range of advisory panels, which identify and communicate the interests and preferences of specific groups of Aucklanders to the council. • Current advisory panels include the Pacific People's Advisory Panel, the Ethnic People's Advisory Panel and the Youth Advisory Panel.