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Auckland Council’s Response to the NPS-UD and MDRS Update, 21 July 2022

At its meeting on 30 June 2022, Council’s Planning Committee resolved to amend the extent of the Special Character Areas Overlay.

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Ōrākei Local Board feedback on the National Policy Statement on Urban Development 2020 and RMA amendments 2021 – Council’s preliminary response

Orakei Local Board agrees with the advice of the Heritage Advisory Panel dated 6th June 2022 (copied - Appendix A) and Council’s Feedback Report analysing public views on Special Character Areas, which support retaining these areas.

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Include Score 4 property in the Special Character Area assessments!

Include Score 4 property in the Special Character Area assessments! The public feedback very clearly supported retaining Special Character Areas and supporting the creation of more Special Character Areas (SCAs).

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Character Coalition: Lobbying of Councillors and Local Board Chairs

Now is the time for Aucklanders to express their concerns for the future of Auckland and its Special Character Area’s (SCA's). Character Coalition believes a significant vote on the future status of SCA's will be made by Councillors at a meeting on 30 June.

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URGENT Action Required: National Policy Statement on Urban Development and Special Character Areas

We are challenging Council’s approach and looking at alternative ways of optimising qualifying matter opportunities under the centrally driven housing enabling regime. We need your help too.

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Remuera Heritage 2022 Annual Report

Chair's Annual Report to 31 March 2022.

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Have Your Say on Auckland Council’s new housing rules

Auckland Council currently has its new housing rules out for consultation with Aucklanders in a very short timeframe. Feedback is due by 9th May 2022!

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Auckland deserves better

Auckland should be properly planned to keep its special character and natural beauty. Support the Character Coalition in its defence of this.

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New housing rules: The big changes for Auckland

Auckland Council will be releasing the new housing intensification rules soon. Please give feedback to Auckland Council on their proposed changes to housing density on Have Your Say, from 19 April - 9 May 2022.

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The Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply) Amendment Act and its impact on housing for Remuera

Remuera Heritage submits on the impacts of reducing the Single House Zone and Special Character Area Overlay in Remuera

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Newmarket Police Station – End of an Era

The old Newmarket Police Station on the corner of Remuera and Middleton Roads is listed on Auckland Council’s Historic Heritage Schedule has closed.

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Tupuna Maunga Authority Draft Plan for 2022-23 to 2024-25 and what it means for Ōhinerau Mt Hobson

Great to see the programme for Ohinerau Mt Hobson in the Tupuna Maunga Authority plan for 2022-23 to 2024-25 and give feedback.

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Submission on the Resource Management (Enabling Housing Supply…) Amendment Bill

This Amendment Bill was introduced on 19th October 2021 and proposes Auckland Council will be required to enable more dense housing in August 2022.

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Auckland’s Heritage Counts 2021

The latest edition of Auckland’s Heritage Counts is now out!

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Gift a Remuera Heritage book this Christmas

Special offer for members and followers this Christmas.

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Decoding Your Home

Experts from Auckland Council’s Heritage Unit, Archives, the Auckland Libraries’ Research Centre and Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga share resources to help you research your property’s history and style.

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Successful judicial review of 44 Ventnor Road development

Neighbours of the 13 townhouse development at 44 Ventnor Rd in Remuera were successful in the Environment Court with their judicial review of the non-notification and resource consenting process by Auckland Council.

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Support the Character Coalition’s Submission Against Further Intensification – ACTION REQUIRED NOW

Submissions on the surprise legislation to enable yet more intensification of Auckland close on 16 November 2021 - NEXT TUESDAY!

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Demolition of Wilson’s Jetty

The Wilson's Jetty was removed last week by Auckland Council, against the wishes of local residents. Another example of demolition by neglect.

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Demolition of Wilson’s Jetty – Notice of Works Commencing

Demolition of Wilson's jetty will be undertaken from 4-12 October 2021.

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Demolition of Wilson’s Jetty

Remuera Heritage has received a letter from Auckland Council. It is ironic that after years of not finding the funds to maintain Wilson's Jetty, the council can now find the funds to demolish it.

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The Backlash Against Heritage

Yes we should be worried about the backlash against heritage buildings – read the PHANZA article about the government's apparent reversal in attitude to built heritage and implications on our built environment.

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In Memoriam: Bruce Culpan 1930-2021

Remuera Heritage notes with sadness the passing of Bruce Culpan, Remuera resident and pharmacist, on 24 August 2021.

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The ‘Remuera Round’ has been Digitised

'Remuera Round' has been digitised and Auckland Libraries have made it accessible on their heritage website. 'Remuera Round' was a local newspaper published weekly in Remuera from 1945 to 1952.

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