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Tauranga City Plan

18A.5 Objectives and Policies of the Industrial Zone

Updated 11 September 2018

18A.5.1 Objective - Location of Industrial Land Use

Industrial land use and development is clustered in specific locations throughout the City to provide convenient and efficient access to the transport network, avoid conflict with sensitive land use, and provide for both efficiency and a choice of means of access for employees.

18A.5.1.1 Policy – New Industrial Zones or Industrial Activities Outside of Industrial Zones

Ensuring that Plan changes for new industrial areas or the establishment of industrial activities outside Industrial Zones do not compromise:

  1. The amenity of surrounding areas and the local environment;
  2. The mitigation of the effects of industrial activities outside Industrial Zones through efficient location;
  3. Achieving co-ordinated development through reference to Urban Growth Plans where these apply;
  4. The purpose and amenity of the zone within which the activity or new area is proposed; 
  5. Provision of convenient and efficient access for employees and customers of activities in Industrial Zones;
  6. Efficient servicing of Industrial Zones as outlined in 12G – Purpose of Service and Infrastructure Provisions of the Plan;
  7. The ability to ensure that sensitive environments downstream of industrial areas are protected from the adverse effects of industrial activities and associated infrastructure requirements.

18A.5.1.2 Policy – Efficiency of the Transport Network

By ensuring that impacts on the transport network and sensitive zones are minimised by providing for industrial land use within Industrial Zones that:

  1. Are located near to main roads, rail and sea transport routes;
  2. Provide efficient access to and for employees;
  3. Provide efficient integration with the transport network consistent with the objectives and policies described in Chapter 4 – General Rules Provisions of the Plan.

18A.5.2 Objective - Provision for Industrial Land Use

A range of consolidated industrial environments where industrial and complementary activities are encouraged and operate in an environment with an amenity and character that results from the effects of these activities.

18A.5.2.1 Policy – Provision for Industrial Land Use

By providing Industrial Zones for a variety of industrial and complementary uses, thereby facilitating the coordination of industrial land use and development, and through these locations avoid these uses impacting on the amenity of non-industrial urban and rural areas.

18A.5.3 Objective – Activities within the Industrial Zones

Non-industrial land use and development does not compromise the purpose of the Industrial Zones, or impact on the role and function of commercial centres through being unrelated to industrial activities or expectations of amenity provided by non-industrial zones.

18A.5.3.1 Policy - Finite Industrial Land Resource

By ensuring that industrial land is retained for industrial and complementary activities appropriate to the level of effects permitted in the zone and that the higher amenity expectations of non-industrial activities do not compromise the use of the industrial zones for industrial and complimentary activities.

18A.5.3.2 Policy – Impacts on Commercial Centres

By ensuring Industrial Zones are retained primarily for industrial and complementary activities and do not diminish the efficiency and function of commercial centres by limiting the extent of retail and office development permitted in Industrial Zones to ensure that both individually and cumulatively such development is of a size and scale that will not:

  1. Affect the safety and efficiency of the transport network with particular regard to the objectives for the transportation network described in Chapter 4 – General Rules Provisions of the Plan;
  2. Introduce the potential for the activity to impact on commercial centres and their ability to efficiently provide for the needs of the community as described in Chapter 17 – Commercial Zones (17A.5 – Objectives and Policies of the Commercial Zones) of the Plan;
  3. Diminish the finite industrial land resource for non-industrial purposes while recognizing existing investment and the need to provide for the ongoing operation of existing or established non-industrial uses in the industrial zones;
  4. Impact on the viable and legitimate operation of industrial activities within the zone.

18A.5.3.3 Policy - Compatible Activities and Reverse Sensitivity

By ensuring that non-industrial activities within the Industrial Zone do not impact on the operation of industrial activities by:

  1. Limiting the scale and extent of these activities to ensure they are genuinely ancillary or complementary to industrial activity;
  2. Preventing residential activities and visitor accommodation, and ensuring that where these are established, they are designed and constructed to protect the amenity of residents through meeting the noise mitigation criteria outlined in Rule 4E.2.3 – Commercial and Industrial Zones (excluding Tauriko Commercial Zone, Tauriko Industry Zone and the Port Industry Zone), as well as providing a reasonable amenity to future residents, and ensuring that protection is provided in perpetuity for industrial activities against risk to, and reverse sensitivity impacts of such activities;
  3. Ensuring that non-industrial activities do not impact on the present or future legitimate operation of industrial or adjacent activities through higher expectations of amenity.

18A.5.3.4 Policy – Managing Risk and Public Safety

Through managing risk and public safety, and in particular minimising those potential conflicts arising, individually or cumulatively, as a result of sensitive land use activities near hazardous facilities.

18A.5.3.5 Policy – Service Commercial Uses in Industrial Zones

By ensuring Industrial Zones provide for commercial activities that:

  1. Have a limited risk of impacting on the efficiency and function of commercial centres;
  2. Require larger floorspace for the wholesale supply of goods.

18A.5.3.6 Policy – Offensive Trades

By ensuring that offensive trades do not cause unreasonable effects on the amenity of industrial areas or the wider environment.


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