Plan Change 11: Park Island Re-configuration
Napier City Council is currently seeking feedback from the community on Plan Change 11.
The closing date for submissions is 12 noon, Friday 9th February, 2018.
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 in order for some of the proposals within it 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.
7 December 2017