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Tauranga City Plan

14F.1 Objectives and Policies for the Wairakei Residential Zone

Updated 11 September 2018

14F.1.1 Objective - Bulk and Scale of Buildings in the Wairakei Residential Zone 

Buildings that are of a bulk and scale compatible with the existing and anticipated urban residential character and amenity anticipated for the zone. 

14F.1.1.1 Policy - Bulk and Scale of Buildings in the Wairakei Residential Zone – Building Height and Overshadowing 

By ensuring buildings are restricted to a height and building envelope that: 

  1. Enables design flexibility for a range of residential building typologies and densities, from detached housing to multi-unit housing styles balanced with both private and public open space and other infrastructure needs; 
  2. Avoids the potential adverse impacts of over height buildings on surrounding dwellings, including their outdoor living area and on public open space including the streetscape or skyline through overshadowing, overlooking or visual dominance of buildings

14F.1.2 Objective - Site Layout and Building Design in the Wairakei Residential Zone

Development within the Wairakei Residential Zone provides a residential amenity with a urban residential character that provides for a variety of housing typologies.

14F.1.2.1 Policy – Site and Building Design – Wairakei Residential Zone

By ensuring the layout and design of development in the zone:

  1. Provides for attached and detached housing typologies through the provision of nil setbacks on side boundaries whilst retaining front and rear setbacks; 
  2. Ensures that buildings are setback from the road boundary to provide a consistent streetscape that provides opportunities for landscape planting and encourages passive surveillance of the road; 
  3. Provides a useable area of outdoor open living area for on-site recreation and leisure; and 
  4. Cumulatively contributes to the overall nature of the surrounding neighborhood. 

14F.1.2.2 Policy - Density of Development – Retirement Villages in the Wairakei Residential Zone

Providing for retirement villages on larger sites with greater density of development within the Wairakei Residential Zone in recognition of their unique occupancy rates in circumstances where:

  1. The retirement village is designed in a comprehensive manner to ensure that adverse effects on the existing and anticipated urban residential amenity and character values are avoided and / or mitigated; 
  2. Adverse effects on the transport network arising from the development are avoided and / or mitigated; 
  3. Adverse effects on Council’s infrastructural capacity are avoided and / or mitigated. 

14F.1.3 Objective – Density of Development in the Wairakei Residential Zone

Development within the Wairakei Residential Zone creates an urban landscape character, which is characterised by a variety of housing including detached or multi-unit, housing types.

14F.1.3.1 Policy –Development in the Wairakei Residential Zone

By ensuring that development in the Wairakei Residential Zone:

  1. Enables a variety of potential site sizes while ensuring a minimum average nett yield is achieved; 
  2. Providing for the integrated development of rest home, retirement village and shared accommodation types to meet the specialised accommodation needs of the City’s residents, that are compatible with the existing and anticipated urban residential character and development density; 

14F.1.4 Objective – Comprehensively Designed Development in the Wairakei Residential Zone Medium Rise Plan Area

Development within the Wairakei Medium Rise Plan Area provides for comprehensively designed multi-level housing.

14F.1.4.1 Policy – Comprehensively Designed Development in the Wairakei Residential Zone Medium Rise Plan Area

By ensuring that development within the Wairakei Medium Rise Plan Area:

  1. Provides for medium density development in specific areas identified in the Plan as Medium Rise Plan areas and ensuring that they are comprehensively designed; 
  2. Provides for increased height opportunities in the Medium Rise Plan Areas in an integrated manner; 
  3. Creates and maintains cultural view corridors along main roads towards Te Rae o Papamoa and Otawa, and are to be addressed as part of that design process; 
  4. Higher yield development is encouraged where this can make efficient use of available infrastructure

14F.1.5 Objective – School and Community Facility on Catholic Diocese Scheduled Site

The establishment and operation of school and community facility activities is enabled whilst ensuring that effects on the surrounding environment have been appropriately mitigated.

14F.1.5.1 Policy – Catholic Diocese Scheduled Site

By ensuring that for school and community facility activities within the Catholic Diocese Scheduled Site:

  1. The location of activities on the site is consistent with Appendix 14P: Catholic Diocese Scheduled Site, 4 Kamahi Crescent – Outline Development Plan;
  2. Traffic, light and noise effects from school and community facility activities on adjacent residential sites are mitigated;
  3. Visual effects of school and community facility buildings on adjoining sites are mitigated through the design of buildings, site layout, building setbacks and landscape planting.

 

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