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 …

Consent Notices

When is a common boundary not a common boundary? This question has been raised recently in relation to a consent notice. If you subdivide or develop a property council may sometimes require a consent notice to be registered on the new certificates of Title. The document will specify a condition that council want owners of …

New Tauranga City Plan

The Tauranga City Council has released its new ‘City Plan’. This is a document that sets out the legal rules for how you can build or develop the land that you own within the Tauranga City boundaries. It’s a big document and yes there are lots of rules on what you can and cannot do. …

Minden Lifestyle Structure Plan – Update

Council have been working on a new Minden Lifestyle Structure Plan which will provide for subdivision in this area for up to 30 additional lots total in this zone at the time of writing. I was asked by an affected Landowner to prepare an application for subdivision in anticipation of the council releasing the new …