Special Housing Areas

The Housing Accords and Special Housing Areas Act 2013 states that a Housing Accord must set out agreed targets and define how the Government and a council will work together to achieve the purposes of the Act. These targets will be achieved through the identification and development of Special Housing Areas in the City.

A Special Housing Area (SHA) is an area of the City suitable for new housing where the more permissive resource consenting powers of the Act can be used to fast track development. The legislation allows the council to consider requests for SHAs in existing urban areas. Development of new sections and homes in these areas will be ‘fast-tracked’ through the resource consenting process. Under the Accord, Nelson City Council has the ability to recommend SHAs to the Minister of Housing. 

While the conceptual nature of a development will be known at the time a Special Housing Area is considered, the finer details will be determined through a later resource consent process.

Background

On 23 March 2017, the Nelson City Council decided to continue to be an Accord Authority under the Housing Accord and Special Housing Areas Act (HASHAA), until 16 September 2021.

The extended Nelson Housing Accord has been amended to reflect a preference for the consideration of Special Housing Areas (SHAs) in areas that are either zoned residential, city centre, suburban commercial, or located within the Saxton SHA where Council has already made SHA recommendations.

It also reflects a preference for the consideration of SHAs where all infrastructure services either exist, or will exist in the short or medium term and are provided for in the Long Term Plan.

New Expressions of Interest

New Expressions of Interest (EOIs) for establishing SHAs will be considered by the Council via a quarterly EOI process.The next round of EOI's is open until 31 August and will be reported to Council for consideration  on 21 September 2017.

For information on the EOI process, please contact Lisa Gibellini, Senior Infrastructure Planner, lisa.gibellini@ncc.govt.nz or phone 03 546 0375.

Key changes to HASHAA

On 16 September 2016, the Housing Legislation Amendment Act 2016 (the Amendment Act) came into effect, with the intent to meet the high housing demands in areas outside of Auckland.

The Amendment Act makes various key changes to HASHAA, including

  • extending the deadline for establishing SHAs until 16 September 2019, and
  • extending the date of repeal of HASHAA until 16 September 2021.

The Act also impacts on the date of disestablishment of a SHA. An approved SHA has a set timeframe which requires that a resource consent application must be lodged with Council before the date of disestablishment. Once a SHA is disestablished it loses its SHA status and any resource consent application would need to be made under the Resource Management Act.

The Amendment Act sets new timelines for disestablishing SHAs.

  • From 23 March 2017, any new SHAs will have until 16 September 2019 until they are disestablished.
  • SHAs approved before 23 March 2017 will be disestablished 12 months from the date on which the Order in Council was notified in Gazette.

Applications for variations to consent conditions for consent applications lodged prior to the disestablishment of a SHA, (under section 52 HASHAA), can still be made under HASHAA even after the SHA has been disestablished. 

For any queries contact Lisa Gibellini, Senior Infrastructure Planner, lisa.gibellini@ncc.govt.nz or phone 03 546 0375.

Table of SHAs

The following table provides a list of  SHAs and  confirms their status:

SHA Name Expected yield Approved by Council Gazetted Actual yield consented Status Date disestablished

Barcelona Lofts

237 Haven Road

12

17-Dec-15

18-Feb-17

9 apartments

Consent issued 6/12/16

18-Feb-17

Betts Carpark

20

17-Dec-15

18-Feb-17

14 apartments

Consent issued 13/10/16 now seeking variation for 18 apartments

18-Feb-17

Bishopdale Pottery

60

17-Dec-15

18-Feb-17

60

Consent Issued 24/5/17

18-Feb-17

Ocean Lodge

39

17-Dec-15

18-Feb-17

39 apartments

Consent issued 18/1/17

18-Feb-17

Orchard Street

6

17-Dec-15

18-Feb-17

6 duplex units

Consent issued 26/9/16

18-Feb-17

Paru Paru Road

45

17-Dec-15

18-Feb-17

45 apartments

Consent issued 25/1/17

18-Feb-17

Tahuna Housing Development

18

17-Dec-15

18-Feb-17

 

SHA disestablished. No HASHAA activity

18-Feb-17

Three Ridges

42

17-Dec-15

18-Feb-17

22 terrace houses, 17 standard lots

Consent issued 9/12/16

18-Feb-17

Toi Toi Street/Montreal Road/Princes Drive

202

17-Dec-15

18-Feb-17

120 residential units (consent only granted 74 unit titles and 46 duplex, 82 standard housing lots to follow later)

Consent issued 12/12/16

18-Feb-17

Saxton

320

17-Dec-15

 

 

Pending Master Plan agreement before can be recommended to the Minister

 

Beach Road

6

3-Mar-2016

19 May 2016

 

No application made or expected SHA disestablished. No HASHAA activity

19-May-17

Farleigh

17

2-Jun-16

28 July 2016

17 lots

Consent issued 12/12/16

28-Jul-17

81-83 Haven Road

32

30 June 2016

28 July 2016

32 apartments

Consent issued 12/12/16

28-Jul-17

371 Wakefield Quay

3

30 June 2016

28 July 2016

3 apartments

Consent issued 6/12/16

28-Jul-17

Saxton Options (Summerset and Scott, and Summerset)

289

30 June 2016

 

 

Pending Deed being signed.

 

69 Newman Drive

3

30 June 2016

 R

 

Withdrawn

 

416 Trafalgar street

 

23 March 2017

 

 

Recommended to Minister

 

153 Nayland Road

 

23 March 2017

 

 

Recommended to Minister

 

53 Halifax Street

 

23 March 2017

 

 

Applicant to proceed under RMA

 

42 St Lawrence Street

 

23 March 2017

 

 

Recommended to Minister

 

12 Wakapauka Road

80

8 June 2017

 

 

Recommended to Minister

 

21 Cherry Avenue

5

8 June 2017

 

 

Recommended to Minister

 

40 Van Diemen Street

3

8 June 2017

 

 

Recommended to Minister

 

15 Quiet Woman Way

6

8 June 2017

 

 

Recommended to Minister

 

46 & 48 Trafalgar Street

18

8 June 2017

 

 

Recommended to Minister

 

Bayview

125

8 June 2017

 

 

Recommended to Minister

 

23 Wastney Terrace/19 Sunnybank drive

30

8 June 2017

 

 

Recommended to Minister

 

Highview Drive

45

8 June 2017

 

 

Recommended to Minister

 

Crown Terrace

80

8 June 2017

 

 

Recommended to Minister