Katikati urban growth
August 2019 (preferred option)
Following feasibility studies and community engagement, Council selected Beach Road 1– West of Pukakura Road as the preferred option for Katikati’s future growth.
Such an option is needed because other large areas of residentially zoned land are unavailable for development for the foreseeable future.
A map of Beach Road 1 – West of Pukakura Road can be viewed here.
Although this area is the preferred option, Council has decided to delay any changes to the District Plan which would formally rezone the land from rural to residential.
The reason for the delay is that Council is waiting on the Government’s response to roading and housing matters. There is also uncertainty surrounding whether the land would be feasible to be developed or not in the current market.
June 2018 (Have Your Say feedback closed)
Feedback on Katikati’s urban growth options closed on 31 May 2018. Approximately 40 responses were received.
The information that was available during the Have Your Say period can still be viewed at haveyoursay.westernbay.govt.nz.
You can also view it directly below:
May 2018 (help determine Katikati’s future growth)
In early May, Council held landowner meetings and a public open day to discuss possible areas for future development.
Katikati's population is projected to grow by 2000 people to as much as 6,810 people by 2043 and could grow further. However, there is only enough land (zoned for housing and available) to provide for about 600 new people.
To cater for more growth, Council needs to identify land which is feasible for development, rezone it to residential and service it so houses can be built when needed.
Council has carried out feasibility studies for a number of areas including:
- Busby Road and Henry Road
- Park Road (dairy farm)
- Beach Road and Pukakura Road (adjoining dairy farm)
- Other areas along Beach Road (including along the harbour edge)
- Tetley Rd
- State Highway 2 market garden.
Maps, information, and the ability to provide feedback can be found online at haveyoursay.westernbay.govt.nz. Feedback will be open until 31 May.
This project will not result in land being immediately rezoned for housing. It could take between 3 - 5 years before the land is rezoned in the District Plan and ready for development.
There are a number of things that need to happen before land becomes 'shovel' ready:
- Council and the community decide which area or areas should be rezoned (this is what we're doing now)
- Preparation of structure plan/s with community input (planning for roads, water supply, stormwater, wastewater etc and deciding how this should be funded)
- Preparation and notification of a District Plan Change
- Formal public participation process (submissions, hearings and appeals)
- Updating the District Plan (this is when more land will become available for housing)
- Once land is rezoned, it's then up to the landowners to decide if and when development occurs and goes through the subdivision and civil works processes.
June 2017 (Busby/Henry Road feasibility study)
An area of land west of the Katikati township (including Busby and Henry Roads) has been identified by SmartGrowth as a future Urban Growth Area (UGA) and is being considered for residential development in the near future. Here is an aerial map showing the boundary of the area.
The process of identifying land for future urban development is part of SmartGrowth, the sub-regional growth strategy. This strategy was adopted by Western Bay of Plenty District Council, Tauranga City Council and the Bay of Plenty Regional Council in 2004 and updated in 2013. Part of its purpose is to ensure enough land is available to house the population growth expected in the sub-region and this area been identified as one of the areas to cater for that growth.
Western Bay of Plenty District Council commenced a feasibility study in October 2016 to determine whether this land is suitable and economical for development. This study has now been completed but does not conclude whether the area is feasible or not. Council must now therefore undertake additional investigations to determine this.
Further information about this project and the process is contained in the two letters which have been sent to landowners.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Tony Clow at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone on 579 6629.
Other useful documents:
(In particular is Part C Settlement Pattern, and specifically the Residential Land component (page 99) and Map 7.)