Cross Lease to Free Simple Conversion

In March 2012, I published an article on cross lease to fee simple conversions.  At the time it was stated that Council’s expectation was that services had to be brought up to current Council standards.  This particularly applied to Auckland Council. Since publishing that post, there have been a consistent level of enquiries from owners …

Tauranga City Council – Nett Site area

Tauranga City Council has now resolved appeals to the Proposed City Plan through the Environment Court including the definition of Nett Site Area which remains unchanged. For residential sites which are potentially subdividable, this means that any new sites being created must be 325 m2 excluding any area required for driveways. However, the Tauranga City …

Proposed Tauranga City Plan – Latest Rules

Environmental Policy Proposed Tauranga City Plan – Site Coverage, Nett Site Area and Outdoor Living Area All appeals to the Proposed City Plan in relation to site coverage, nett site area and outdoor living area rules in the Suburban Residential Zone were resolved by an Environment Court Consent Order on the 25 February 2012. The …

Submission to Draft Ten Year Plan 2012, TCC

The council recently released their draft 10 year Annual Plan and along with other things I decided to prepare a submission of the proposal to establish a boardwalk along the Pilot Bay beach reserve. Pilot Bay is a prime recreational area on the harbour side of Mount Maunganui and is popular for younger families to …

House costs to fall as Council fees slashed

First published on www.bayofplentlytimes.co.nz by John Cousins | Thursday, February 23, 2012 Development fees in Tauranga are to be slashed in a bid to get the city’s building industry out of the doldrums. Tauranga City Council’s building impact fee for a new home will drop by $5100 – a 40 per cent reduction on the current …