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Park Island Reconfiguration - Further Submissions Sought

Submissions to NCC's Plan Change 11 - an update to 2017 Park Island Master Plan - have closed. We've prepared a Summary of Submissions that's open for comment until Thursday 26 April.

Plan 11 Park Island

The recently adopted 2017 Park Island Master Plan, which seeks to reconfigure the size and location of the Northern Sports Hub, requires a change – Plan Change 11 – to the Napier District Plan. Further submissions have opened and will be accepted until midday on Thursday 26 April.

We received seven submissions on Plan Change 11 during our initial consultation period in January/February 2018. These raised a range of issues. including traffic, parking, access and stormwater (among others).

We now want to hear from you what you think of these submissions. The closing date for further submissions is 12 noon on Thursday 26 April, 2018.

Proposed Plan Change 11

In case you missed the original notification of Plan Change 11, here's the gist of what it's about.

The recently adopted 2017 Park Island Master Plan, which seeks to reconfigure the size and location of the Northern Sport Hub alongside Orotu Drive, requires a change – Plan Change 11 – to the Napier District Plan to allow some of the proposals to move ahead.

Most changes to the Park Island Master Plan have occurred in the Northern Sports Hub area. The main changes are:

  • a reduction in the overall number of fields, 
  • an increase in the total number of artificial turfs, and
  • the establishment of a Hawke’s Bay Rugby Union high performance training facility.

The redesign of the Northern Sports Hub means the Residential Zone on the southeastern boundary is now proposed to be rezoned to a Sports Park Zone, and much of the current Sports Park Zone in the northeast is proposed to be rezoned to a Main Residential Zone.

The changes within the Park Island Master Plan gives the Northern Sports Hub a more compact urban form, and better connectivity to the wider park and surrounds. It also now overlays currently vacant residential zoned land bordered by the corner of Orotu Drive and Westminster Avenue.

The Central and Southern Sports Hubs are essentially unchanged from the 2013 Plan with the exception of the addition of the two artificial turf fields, one for rugby on the Tremains field and the other for football outside the Bluewater Stadium.

A summary of submissions for Plan Change 11: Park Island Reconfiguration is available on our website. The opportunity to lodge further submissions is open until midday on Thursday 26 April within our Say It portal.

11 April 2018

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